Animation Workout
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Animation Workout

The fast and effective way to learn the principles of 2D animation
4.2 (45 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A solid understanding of the fundamentals of animation.
  • Create simple animations that use the core principles such as: squash & stretch and drag & overlap.

  • Hand draw animations frame by frame to fully understand movement.

  • Apply everything they learn to all future animation projects.
Requirements
  • A computer and drawing tablet
  • Basic knowledge of any computer 2d animation software, the course uses Flash (which is now called Animate CC).
Description

If you have never animated in 2D before but always wanted to try or just want to polish your skills, this course is a great way to learn the foundational
principles in a fast and fun way. If you ever wondered how or why an animation goes from passable to professional to perfect then this is the course for you. Understanding these basics will give you the skills to make fun and eye catching animation using nothing more than a single line.

This course is designed so you take one step at a time starting with spacing and easing then later moving on to the principles of drag and overlap. The final task will be hand drawing the legs of a walk cycle. The software used is Flash (now called Animate CC) but you can adapt these principles to any 2D animation software. The advantage with this animation workout is that it does not require drawing skills, if you can draw a line you can start animating straight away!

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner animators and hobbyists. No experience required.
Course content
Expand 11 lectures 01:28:21
+ Animation workout
11 lectures 01:28:21

Welcome to the animation workout!

Preview 00:22

Starting with the most fundamental principal, you will learn how to time your animations.

Preview 08:42
Using the principle of spacing create different animations with various speeds.
Spacing
1 question

Easing makes animation come to life and adds real or exaggerated physics to your movement and sells it to the audience.

Preview 05:27
Easing part 2
06:15
Using the principle of easing to create animation that speeds up and slows down.
Easing
1 question

Add precision to your animation with a technique that will teach you how to plan out your moves.

Pose to pose
08:31

Make things fluid and appealing with a simple principal that can take your animation to the next level.

Drag and overlap
18:24
Use the principle in the video to create your own animation with drag and overlap.
Drag and Overlap
1 question

Either subtle or insane this will inject a huge amount of appeal and fun into your animation.

Squash and stretch
15:43
Using the principle to create your own animation
Squash and Stretch
1 question

The most commonly missing element in a beginners animation, this technique makes all the difference.

Anticipation
06:43
In this exercise you will apply anticipation to an animation
Anticipation
1 question

Possibly the best exercise a novice animator or seasoned professional can do, the walk cycle will test what you'ved learned.

The walk cycle Part 1
07:46

Refining and wrapping up the walk cycle.

The walk cycle Part 2
10:13
You will create your own walk cycle and create a scene that uses 3 principles
Walk Cycle & Final Animation
1 question

Congratulations on completing the course! We hope you have enjoyed the exercises and now have a strong foundation to build on in the endlessly fascinating art form of animation.

Outro
00:15