Learning 2D Animation: The Complete Guide
What you'll learn
- Learn and understand the interface
- Learn how to use the tools
- Learn and understand the animation
- Learn and understand the effects
- Learn how to use the timeline and layers
- A PC or Mac
- Access to a computer with an internet connection.
Have you ever been curious about learning 2D animation or maybe your background within more traditional animation and you'd like to explore 2D digital animation, this course was designed for you. 2D animation is a form of animation in which the scene and characters in the animation are created in a 2D space, rather than a fully realized 3D environment. These animations can use perspective and foreshortening, much like 2D still images, to create the illusion of depth, but do not use 3D computer graphics technology. A 2D animator develops graphic images that simulate movement while working in a two-dimensional artistic space. The artist utilizes a storyboard to create this form of traditional animation but without the depth that appears in 3D art. This type of animation was largely established through traditional animation techniques, in which images were drawn onto a clear sheet that was photographed one frame at a time to create a final animation. The 2D animator often creates hand-drawn images on a flat surface such as paper, a clear cell or a computerized storyboard and then draws a new image for each frame of the movement. Once complete, the animator photographs or films the frames in succession to produce action.
In this 2D animation course, you'll learn:
Learn and understand the interface
Learn how to use the tools
Learn and understand the animation
Learn and understand the effects
Learn how to use the timeline and layers
Whether this course is for you depends on your animation and software experience, as well as your future animation plans. In this course, I've targeted a broad range of 2D animators. What are you waiting for? Let's get started!
Who this course is for:
- 2D animators
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