2D Animation Essentials in Anime Studio Pro

Learn the essentials and start creating your own Animations
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

UPDATE 1/17/2016 - The course is live and we are so excited! We have a lot of great content that we will be adding in the next week. McCoy is finishing the exercises for you to do after each lecture to make learning Anime Studio easy! We will also have a trailer shortly for the course as well. Can't wait to see you there!

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Try to remember the last time you tested some 2D animation software and you just didn’t like it, or didn’t understand it.

Probably the first step to start your journey is be deciding which animation software that you can master in a couple of days. Truth be told, mastering something takes years. But in this course we will have you mastering the essentials in days!

The problem is that, once you have the software, what happens if you don't understand how to use it?

Think about it, one of the main reasons beginners stop trying is because they just don’t get how the software works.

You can check tutorials on the internet, but most of the time, they are not presented in a sequential order, or maybe, they are either too advanced or too specific.

So what you need to do is: Learn how to use the software.

In this case, we are inviting you to give Anime Studio Pro 11 a try, learn the essentials and discover its power.

This is your first step to learn how to make an animation.

After you know the basics, you will have a stronger idea when deciding what to do next.

And because Anime Studio is so easy to use, we know you are going to love it.

It has been proven more than once that when people understand something, they make better decisions.

So give yourself this opportunity and take this Animation Course today.

How can this course help you?

This course is an introduction to Anime Studio Pro, it covers how to draw using the Add Points Tool, Curvature Tool, Transform Tool and Shape Tools.

Than we will learn about working with layers, and doing animation for a scene. To enhance the shot we will go through how to work with a camera in Anime Studio.

You will have the foundations to make your own animation.

You will learn with Video Training, and if you want, you can download the project files to follow along.

The course also comes with quizzes and exercises to help the student really learn all the techniques and tools covered in the course.

The course is about 1 hour of video tutorials, but the exercises can take you from a couple of minutes to maybe a whole hour, depending on your learning skills, and how well you remember the lessons.

The Course is divided in 3 sections:

  • The first is the Introduction Section, which covers a brief overview of the interface and how to set the project settings.
  • The second section is the Drawing Tools Section, which covers the different tools used to draw in Anime Studio as well as techniques to manipulate and transform the drawings.
  • And thirdly, the Animation Section, in which we will go through how to make an animation of a scene.

Anyone wanting to learn how to animate should give Anime Studio Pro a test Drive and who knows… maybe this is the software that can get you to make your own animation, make your ideas become a reality.

What are the requirements?

  • You DON'T need any prior experience!
  • You can TRIAL the software both the Pro version or Debut FREE for 30 days

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create an Animation action scene working with keyframes
  • Add dynamism to your Animation working with the Camera
  • Draw characters using the Drawing Tools in Anime Studio

What is the target audience?

  • This Anime Studio Course is for complete Beginners who don't know how to use this awesome software
  • Intermediate users who want to understand it a little bit better and start animating

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:09

This lesson will teach you how to get Anime Studio Pro

Project Files
Article
03:26

I created two groups on Facebook to help you learn, grow, and be inspired in a community of Anime Studio Pro animators.

Check the resources tab for the links


02:04

You will understand a bit about what you will learn in this course

02:51

Some projects can have a small resolution, or a high one, you can choose how big or small your animation can be, by adjusting the Project Settings

Introduction Quiz
2 questions
Section 2: Drawing Tools
06:16

In this lecture you will discover the most basic tool to draw inside Anime Studio Pro, the Add Points Tool

Add Points Practice
Preview
3 pages
02:46

Once you have some shapes in your project, you can make the edges round or sharp using the curvature tool

Curvature Practice
1 page
02:44

Shapes can be edited, you can move points around and change the shape form, using the transform tool

Transform Practice
5 pages
05:30

With the Select Shape Tool you can change the fill and stroke of a shape already created, as well as re-arrange them in your project

04:51

Once you have a set of points with no fill nor stroke, you can create a Shape using the Create Shape Tool with your desired Fill and Stroke

07:24

Now that you know about the different tools to draw in Anime Studio, it's time to put everything together

4 questions

This quiz helps you consolidate what you learned in the Drawing Tools Section

Section 3: Preparing A Scene
07:39

This lesson will teach you how to work with the different layers, how to group them and how to arrange them

07:38

Now, we are ready to make a little animation

05:23

In this lecture you will learn how to set layers in 3D Space

Camera Tools
08:45
3 questions

This quiz helps you consolidate what you learned in the Animation Section

Building a Mech Character
05:22
Using Bones
10:39
Planning A Scene Using Markers
Preview
11:03
Section 4: Animation
Posing the Character
11:28
Animating the In Betweens
15:14
Final Touches
15:04
Rendering Your Animation
06:36
Section 5: Bonus: Student Discounts on other Anime Studio Pro Courses
Character Design MADE EASY with Anime Studio Pro
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Instructor Biography

2D Animation 101 Courses, Animation Courses for Beginners

With a background of 10 years in the film industry at Autumn Leave Films, and with over 30 short films produced to this date, we are a group of animators who love to share everything we know about animation, from pre-production, animation, to post production.

Our aim is to equip future animators with all the necessary techniques and tips to help them do better projects. Our courses will help beginners along with intermediate users.

We have helped more than 22,000+ students to discover techniques and all the knowledge they need to start animating their projects.

Instructor Biography

McCoy Buck, Animator - Associate Producer - Best Selling Instructor

McCoy is an Associate Producer at CLEAVER Creative located in Phoenix, Arizona. McCoy is a talented character animator, character designer, illustrator, storyboard artist and producer. With skills and experience in pre-production and post production he has done training videos for one of Google's biggest clients, Accenture. Along with the skills of animation, one of the biggest things McCoy enjoys most is teaching and helping others become more proficient in the production process.

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