Best 2D Animation Courses

Find the best online 2D Animation Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free 2D Animation Courses.

AutoCAD 2D and 3D practice drawings

A collection of AutoCAD practice drawings and projects

Created by Jaiprakash Pandey - Co-author of Learn AutoCAD Book

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Students: 111797, Price: Free

Students: 111797, Price:  Free

Who should take this course:

Any one with little knowledge of AutoCAD can take this course, this is made as a supplemental material for practicing skills learnt in my AutoCAD 2016 complete course of Udemy. 

About this course:

In this course you will learn methods of making actual 2D and 3D engineering drawings along with some representation drawings. 

The course is divided into four sections with each section dedicated to a specific type of drawings. The first section has 2D drawings, sections has 3D drawings, third section has advance 3D drawings like making a gear or a Slotted nut etc. 

The last section has a project in which I have taught method of making a coke bottle from scratch. The lessons include 2D sketching, 3D conversion adn rendering of the bottle.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply skills learnt in AutoCAD to real world scenario.
  • Draw 2D and 3D complex drawings

All the lesson files containing PDF and DWG of drawings with dimensions are included with the respective lesson. 

Introduction to Game Development with Unity

Quick and simple video guide to get you up and running with Unity game development

Created by Yohann Taieb - Apps Games Unity iOS Android Apple Watch TV Development

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Students: 107663, Price: Free

Students: 107663, Price:  Free

This course is the fastest way to get into making games. We will be using the Unity engine because it's powerful and free. 

We'll start learning how to download and install Unity on your computer. Then we will get familiar with the user interface.

We will then go over building levels by adding 3d objects of all shapes, such as spheres, cubes and cylinders.

Then we'll go over the different lighting effects and cameras to make the game look fantastic.

Finally, we'll go over physics and materials to have the game behave like in the real world

Enough said, let's get started.

Important: This course is part of a the world's one and one series on Unity professional multiplayer games.

PowerPoint for Beginners – Program & Animation Basics FREE

PowerPoint basics is a free course where you learn basics about the software and its animation features. Enjoy!

Created by Andrew Pach - Engaged and Passionate PowerPoint & After Effects instructor

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Students: 71380, Price: Free

Students: 71380, Price:  Free

This course is intended for beginner and inexperienced designers, who aspire to learn Microsoft PowerPoint for professional or private use. No matter if you want to add a new skill to your portfolio, create videos, impress at work or start beeing an online entrepreneur. If you have very little experience with the software or are a total beginner and this will be the first time you open the software - this is the right course for you!

It's your best shot at getting on the right track to becomming a pro in the quickest possible way. I am releasing this content totally FREE of charge because it is also intended to be a prequel to any of my existing and future premium courses. So I am both helping people and making sure that I have a point I can direct people to if they never used PowerPoint :)

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The course has 2 main goals here which I explain right at the beginning and am completely open about:

  1. I want you to get familiar with PowerPoint and teach you a little bit about the program itself and its animation features.

  2. I want to make sure that in case you are interested in my premium courses but are not sure about my teaching style, the pace of my lectures and if you will be prepared enough to enroll them you will be 100% equipped to do so after taking this course.

Sometimes people did ask me to make a very basic introduction to PowerPoint - and I believe such a little Crash Course is the perfect way to be released as free content since you can ensure that you will have the neccesary "prequel" knowledge to understand any other, more advanced course.

All of my courses are fairly beginner friendly but in case you would struggle I encourage you to take this course first to see how it is. If you already know everything that is taought here - you are overqualified and ready to go :)

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What this course IS, and what this course ISN'T. Please read to not be dissapointed!

  • It is a very basic and brief introduction into the software and it's animation features

  • It is very beginner friednly

  • It is aimed for people with little or no prior tech experience or knowledge of PowerPoint

  • It isn't an advanced powerpoint course

  • It isn't a complex, insightful explanation of all powerpoint features

  • It isn't suitable for advanced powerpoint users - if you understand the basics you do not need to take this course

I think I am very clear with my message about the intentions of the course, what is beeing taought here and who is it for. Some of the features you will learn here are bext viewed by reading through the lecture curriculu,.

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Some features I want to explain here:

  • What is PowerPoint, what is it used for and the difference between its versions

  • Explaining the interface, how to add slides, save presentations and export them to video

  • Adding & editing shapes, text, pictures and designing an entire slide

  • Using both transitions and animations including all their types and changed timings

  • Creating an entire animation sequence for a slide

  • and of course some more features along the way :)

I highly encourage you to take this course and have some fun inside PowerPoint with me, see you inside! Enroll now!

Learn 2D Game Special Effect Animation in Photoshop

The best Game special effects animation course on the market

Created by Jaysen Batchelor - Illustrator & Designer

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Students: 59055, Price: $64.99

Students: 59055, Price:  Paid

This
course was last updated on 11/22/16

Join
the course and begin animating game special effects today!

Do
you want to learn how to create special effect animations? Or maybe
you’re on a quest to start making money as a game graphic designer
and want to add another skill to your skill belt? In any case you’ve
come to the right place.

The
Learn 2D Game Special Effects Animation in Photoshop course will show
you how to create high quality stylized special effect animations
that will stand up as professional work. The techniques taught in
this course can be utilized to create any effect animation for games.
This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of digital
art creation - or your money back!

The
course is your track to building amazing attractive special effect
animations! Whether for your own games or for other peoples projects.

This
course will take you from having little knowledge in Photoshop to
creating professional effect animations in as little as 1 week.

So
what else is in it for you?

You’ll
create
nine
different
animation
projects in this course that will take you from beginner to expert!

You’ll
gain instant access to all nine sections of the course. You’ll also
gain access to all of my Photoshop files and sprite sheets that I
create though out the course for you to use how ever you like. These
assets can be used in your own games or just to study and trace over.

The
course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process
of creating special effect animations in Photoshop. It will equip you
with the knowledge to create stunning designs and animations for 2D
games!

Don’t
believe me? I offer you a full money back guarantee within the first
30 days of purchasing the course.

Here’s
what you get with the course:

You’ll
get access to the nine sections of the course that will show you how
to design, create, and animate effects from the ground up. The course
is supported with over 2.5 hours of clear content that I walk you
through each step of the way.

All
at your fingers tips instantly.

  • The
    course starts with the basics. For those of you that have never used
    Photoshop I’ll walk you through the basic tools we’ll be using.

  • Next
    you will learn the two methods of creating animations in Photoshop
    and then you’ll create two mini animation projects using the two
    animation methods.

  • Once
    you’ve learned the basics of animation in Photoshop you are going
    to animate your first two effects. The two effects will be a glowing
    play button and an exploding magic orb!

  • At
    this point you will begin learning new effect animations one
    animation at a time. The animation list goes as follows:

  • Lighting
    bolt effect

  • Sword
    swipe effect

  • Fire
    explosion effect

  • Fire
    flame effect

  • Dust
    explosion effect

  • Wooden
    crate explosion effect

  • Tornado
    effect

What
else will you get?

-
Personal contact with me, the course tutor

-
Lifetime access to course materials

-
Understanding of how professional game effect animation is designed,
created, and animated

-
All project files created for the course

This
all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will
get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section
of the course or direct message.

I
will be here for you every step of the way!

So
what are you waiting for? Sign up now to start
animating
today
!

2D Game Art for Non-Artists

Create beautiful cartoon art with a modern edge, and harness light and shading techniques to give your work depth

Created by 3D BUZZ Programming and Digital Art training -

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Students: 54281, Price: Free

Students: 54281, Price:  Free

In this series, your instructor, Steve Curtis is going to demonstrate how to harness the power of Photoshop to get beautiful 2D art work for games, even if you've never created art before. This is High-Rez art designed to look like modern graphics but with that old school feel. Although it isn't pixel art, the graphics created could certainly be sized down to create art that has that pixel art feel. This course uses Photoshop, however GIMP and similar programs should suffice. No tablet is required, all of the art in this series was created using only a mouse.

We will create beautiful cartoon art with a modern edge, and harness light and shading techniques to give our work depth.

Basic Animation In After Effects

Learn basic animation, motion graphics and how to add special effects to video in After Effects.

Created by Dara Harper - Digital Arts Educator

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Students: 44632, Price: Free

Students: 44632, Price:  Free

In this Adobe After Effects CC course, you will learn the basics of animation, motion graphics, and how to apply special effects to videos. This course includes several practice files so that you can follow along with the instructor.

Whether you want to learn how to animate a cartoon character or change colors in a video, "Basic Animation In After Effects" is the ideal online class. Other topics include how to turn a video into a cartoon and tips for applying preset animations and special effects to any video. You will also learn how to render an After Effects project for mobile devices (including the iPad and Android), the web, and Blu-ray disc.

If you're interested in learning After Effects to start your career in motion graphics or if you want to create a unique video to promote your business or if you want to spice up your YouTube page, this class can help you realize your creative goals.

The Ultimate 2D Game Character Design & Animation Course

Learn how to design and animate a character in Photoshop that can stand up as professional work

Created by Jaysen Batchelor - Illustrator & Designer

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Students: 42911, Price: $124.99

Students: 42911, Price:  Paid

This
course was last updated on 11/1/16

Join
over 7,000 learning students and begin designing game
characters and animation today!

Looking
to start creating professional game graphics and animations? Or maybe
you’re on a quest to start making money as a game graphic designer?
In any case you’ve come to the right place.

The
Ultimate Character Design and Animation for 2D Games course will show
you how to create high quality stylized characters and animations for
games that will stand up as professional work. The techniques taught
in this course can be translated into just about any asset creation
for games. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world
of digital art creation - or your money back!

The
course is your track to building amazing attractive character
animations and ultimately - make you money! Whether for your own
games or for other peoples projects.

This
course will take you from having little knowledge in Photoshop to
creating professional characters and animations in as little as 1
week.

So
what else is in it for you?


You Design and Build Two Different Characters!

You’ll
gain instant access to all four sections of the course including the
bonus section where I show you where and how to find jobs creating
digital art work that you can do from anywhere in the world. You’ll
also gain access to all of my Photoshop files and sprite sheets that
I create though out the for you to use how ever you like. These
assets can be used in your own games or just to study and trace over.

The
course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process
of creating a digital character and animating them in Photoshop. It
will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning designs and
animations for 2d games.

Don’t
believe me? I offer you a full money back guarantee within the first
30 days of purchasing the course.

Here’s
what you get with the course:

You’ll
get access to the four sections of the course that will show you how
I create professional digital backgrounds and also teaches you where
you can find clients. The course is supported with over 4.5 hours of
clear content that I walk you through each step of the way.

All
at your fingers tips instantly.

  • The
    course starts with the basics. For those of you that have never
    used Photoshop I’ll walk you through the basic tools we’ll be
    using.

  • Next
    I’ll show you how I create my thumbnails and where I go for
    inspiration.

  • Once
    you’ve chosen a thumbnail we’ll design each individual aspect
    of the character through multiple sketches.

  • At
    this point you’ll be ready to dive right in and start building
    the individual components that will make up your character! In this
    course we will be creating two different characters and animating
    one of them!

  • Next
    we can create our sprite sheet and prep it in unity for animation.

Over
the 5 chapters you will learn:

  • Photoshop
    basics

  • The
    design process

  • Building
    your character assets

  • Sprite
    sheet creation

  • Animation
    Cycles

  • how
    to find jobs creating digital artwork

What
else will you get?

-
Personal contact with me, the course tutor

-
Lifetime access to course materials

-
Understanding of how professional digital artwork is designed,
created, and organized layer by layer

-
Bonus section on how to become a freelancer

This
all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will
get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section
of the course.

I
will be here for you every step of the way!

So
what are you waiting for? Sign up now to get
your
free bonus section

and start building to day!

FREE After Effects Basics -2D Flat Shadows in After Effects

Intro to After Effects - Learn After Effects Animation with this basic free course

Created by Andrew Pach - Engaged and Passionate PowerPoint & After Effects instructor

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Students: 34607, Price: Free

Students: 34607, Price:  Free

Learn 3 different techniques to create 2D long flat shadows and add them to your motion graphic compositions. We will take a look and create those popular long shadows which are very popular amongst the designers creating on the current flat design trend. You don't even need to have a project to work on - I have created a few sample animations which you can work on by downloading the attached project file.

The shadows will be dynamic, which means they will react to any movement that will be going on in your composition. I will show you how to save them as a preset for future use, how to link the shadow itself to a null object and much more handy quick tips like that.

A few benefits of this class:

  • Get started with After Effects the right way, learn essential tools & a proper workflow
  • I will touch on topics like precomposing, growing bounds, effects, simple expressions and more
  • We will use the repeater, work on shape layers, create shapes, duplicate layers etc.
  • We will be using only build-in effects
  • You will learn 3 different techniques to use
  • We will save animation presets for future use
  • Modernize your compositions - use it for any project
  • Learn to have fun inside of After Effects with a new technique

...What are you waiting for? Enroll now and let us start applying modern flat shadows to our animations!

Basic Animation in Adobe After Effects

You too can make cartoons!

Created by Vadim Daschinsky - General-Animation Studio - Animation for everyone

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Students: 30317, Price: Free

Students: 30317, Price:  Free

   I want to clarify some details right away: This course was created for the training unit of the General-Animation studio. Every new candidate who wants to become a member of our studio, we send to this course so that he can quickly and efficiently become familiar with our methods of work.

   Many members of our community live in developing countries and have access only to the simplest computers. Taking into account the needs of such students, during training we use the Adobe After Effects of 7.0 version, which does not require high-performance hardware, but at the same time allows to master the basic principles of working with the program.

   The main advantage of our animation technique is that we always try to work as efficiently as possible, to get the maximum result at the lowest possible cost. So if you want to quickly and without special material costs learn the basic methods of creating animation in the Adobe After Effects - then welcome to our course! We will be happy to share our knowledge with you, and you may even want to become a member of our team in order to enjoy some nice bonuses and create cartoons of a charitable and educational nature with us.

    Yes - animation is too high an art to spend it on trifles, so we do not make stupid cartoons to collect views on Youtube. We are engaged in serious things that can really change this world - make it a better place to live. As I understand, these things are first of all the online education and promotion of scientific achievements, advanced information technology, clean energy sources and, in general, new progressive technologies and the brotherhood of all the peoples of the Earth. And our projects are dedicated to this mission.   

   Our main goal is to enable the people of developing countries to join modern computer technologies in order to help them escape from the shackles of poverty and illiteracy. Therefore, in our lessons, we do not use the most modern software requiring a high-performance computer, so that students from developing countries, often having only outdated computers, can also work with us. To such students, we even pay small incentive bonuses to stimulate their interest in computer technology.

   So welcome to our unique experimental course in which information is presented in an entertaining and easy understandable form, as lessons with animated characters who tell you about how make cartoons in Adobe After Effects. If you are looking for a simple and effective technology to create cartoons - this course is exactly for you.

 Basic Animation in Adobe After Effects is something more then just a training course - it's a whole philosophy and lifestyle. It consists in the fact that the main purpose of man in this world is to be a creator and artist. And animation as one of the most popular and affordable kinds of art should help you to fully discover your creative abilities. 

   After Effect allows make animation quickly and efficiently, releasing our creative energy for new achievements in the broadest areas of human activity. Therefore, study After Effects with us, offer your ideas and projects, and we will make cartoons together!

  If you do not already have Adobe After Effects, you can find the studens version of the program in the downloads of our website General-Animation com

Animatron University – Beginner Course

Animation for the rest of us!

Created by Jesse Bray - Owner/Creative Director @ Mr.Bray Studios

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Students: 25596, Price: Free

Students: 25596, Price:  Free

Course Description

This Animatron University "Beginner" course is specifically designed for the beginner in mind. In this in depth course you'll learn how make animations with absolutely zero background in animation or design or coding. Learn HOW TO use this FREE Online tool, ANIMATRON to create fun, easy, and exciting HTML5,gifs and short animations that you can share with the WORLD!

With FIVE super comprehensive courses covering everything from "Concept to Completion" learning how to create animation like they do in the biz, to "Social Media", "Editing", "Interactivity" to "Explainer Videos". This beginner course is not only your first steps towards bringing your GREAT IDEAS to LIFE, but also becoming a ROCKSTAR: presenter, animator, marketer, teacher, content creating wiz and more!

Learn and Master "Animatron " in this Comprehensive Course.

  • Create an Animated Selfie card
  • Animated class presentations
  • Tell a three act story
  • Learn online tools to turn your creative ideas to life

Contents and Overview
In over 6 hours of content including 16 lectures and 16 assignments

What are the requirements?

  • A computer with a steady internet connection
  • A free Animatron account
  • A creative mind ready to learn

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to use and create HTML5 animations in the cloud
  • Learn history of animation
  • Learn history of branding
  • Learn how to create a logo
  • Learn how to design social media ready animations and designs

What is the target audience?

  • The absolute beginner
  • People wanting to learning animation and design

Getting started in 3D Animation

Create professional-level, 3D character animations in record time for a variety of applications.

Created by Reallusion Inc - Software Developers & Trainers

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Students: 25501, Price: Free

Students: 25501, Price:  Free

This course is designed to teach you how to create professional 3D character animations without having to spend months, or years, learning the ins-and-outs of other complicated 3D software. In just weeks, you will be able to get ahead of the game by learning to exploit the power of a real-time 3D engine, in order to maximize your time and project completion. 100% GUARANTEE!

Different from other 3D tools, iClone is designed for instant visualization and digital storytelling. Its unique real-time animation engine gives you 10 x faster production speed by giving-what-you-see without having to wait. It's content-driven director layout is logically defined with Stage, Set, Actor, Animation, Media and Export tabs so that you may easily allocate resources during creation. iClone is not only the ideal tool for studios, live TV productions, and previzualizations but it also allows anyone to be their own director by animating without any hassles of creating content from scratch!

There is a free trial version that users are welcome to download in order to go through the entire course. Just to be clear, this course is not to promote sales of the software or content, but instead to show users that there are easy ways to create 3D character animations for any use.

Blender Basics

Easy to follow tutorials to learn basic animation in Blender.

Created by Dara Harper - Digital Arts Educator

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Students: 24265, Price: Free

Students: 24265, Price:  Free

In this Blender course, you will learn the basics of modeling, animation, rigging, lighting, and camera techniques. These easy step-by-step tutorials will show you how to create your own unique animations. 

Whether you want to create 3D or 2D animations, “Blender Basics” is the ideal online class. Other topics include how to create particles and how to render your animations. 

If you're interested in learning Blender to start your career in 3D animation or if you want to create a unique video to promote your business or if you want to spice up your YouTube page, this class can help you realize your creative goals.

After Effects CC: 2D Character Animation – Puppet & Rig

Adobe After Effects CC - Master the two most important techniques for 2D animations in Adobe After Effects.

Created by Louay Zambarakji - Motion Graphics / Visual Effects / Video Editing

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Students: 23848, Price: $89.99

Students: 23848, Price:  Paid

From the Author of the Bestselling  and Highest Rated Complete After Effects CC Course.

This a Unique course to learn 2D Character (Cartoon or Photographic) animation methods and techniques. It’s all about Puppeteering a character and/or rigging graphics.

Learn and Master the concepts and tools that you will need to build full 2D Character animations in After Effects CC.

Learning 2D Character animation in After Effects with the two most important techniques is an asset for everyone who wants to work in After Effects.

Master the Puppeteering tool and couple it with the rigging method to create exciting animation:

  • Understand the concept of Puppeteering in After Effects
  • Master the Pin tool and create Pins in strategic points
  • Discover how to use the Puppet Overlap Tool and create levels for your flat characters
  • Explore of Puppet Starch tool and stiffen areas of you character

Acquiring the 2D Character Animation Skills is Essential and Important when you want to work in After Effects.

You will cover the Puppeteering methods and techniques in After Effects and Master the three essential tools and all parameters that will make a character animate smoothly.

You will also learn how to use pro-plugin to rig your puppet to create forward kinetics that will allow you more control.

You will cover how shape layers are rigged and learn how to animate a rigged complex shape. You will then be able to animate any complex shape.

With these fundamental techniques animating a Character be it cartoon or photographic will be easy and animations are created fast.

Among Others you will cover:

The Puppet Tool including the Puppet Pin and Mesh, How to Record an Animation with Motion Sketching for Puppet Pins and Motion Sketching for layers. You will also cover how to smoothen your animation and how to apply the wiggler effect to a Puppet Pin.

You will cover Keyframing Pins and create simple and complex animations.

In every Character there will be need to stiffen certain areas and overlap others, you will cover these two aspects very thoroughly.

Rigging is a method of linking layer in Forward Kinetics and animating from base to extremity: this subject will be covered in full.

Going more pro and using an important plugin to rig Puppet pins is covered as the last resource required to become a pro in 2D Character animation.

Join this Course and I wish you happy Puppet Show!!

Louay

Cheers

Improve Anime Drawings With Leonardo DaVinci Method

Learn how to apply the Method by Leonardo DaVinci to improve your drawings.

Created by 2D Animation 101 Courses - Animation Courses for Beginners

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Students: 23812, Price: Free

Students: 23812, Price:  Free

Are you interested in learning how you can improve your anime drawings?

Maybe you have tried to draw something from a reference but you didn’t get the results you wanted.

Well, in this course you will learn how to improve your drawings by mastering a method that Leonardo Davinci used himself to become amazing in painting.

He would apply this method to perfect his skills so much that the King of France would call for him.

Now, some people say you need to be born with the talent, that is just bull poo.

Our friend Dany García started with poor drawing skills and she developed.

It took her 5 years to become good, but for you, if you apply what you learn here, you will be able to improve sooner.

Enroll now and learn the Leonardo DaVinci method for improving your drawings.

See you inside.

Complete Guide to 2D and 3D Game Development with Unity

Get ahead in 2D and 3D game development with this comprehensive Unity course

Created by Pablo Farias Navarro - Certified Game Developer and Founder of ZENVA

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Students: 21249, Price: Free

Students: 21249, Price:  Free

Learn the latest in 3D game development as you create your very first 3D multi-level platformer game. Learn C# and Unity as you are guided through this step-by-step guide. 

Next, rocket into a blast from the past as you use the latest techniques to recreate the classic Atari hit Space Invaders. Learn how this groundbreaking title functions and create your own responsive and intuitive version of the game that captured the hearts of millions. 

CreateStudio Easy 2D Animation and Video Production

CreateStudio easy 2D cartoon character animation and video production: create studio doodle text

Created by Brian Jackson - Author, Publisher and Educator

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Students: 20766, Price: $94.99

Students: 20766, Price:  Paid

Want to create 2d animated marketing videos that sell but you don't have the time to learn the complex software programs and processes involved?

Why not take the easy and fast route by using CreateStudio easy 2D animation software.  Available on both Windows and MacOS, CreateStudio takes the pain and suffering out of creating 2D animated promotional videos.

Imagine opening a professionally designed template and changing a few words and a logo to quickly produce an eye-catching promotional video for your product or service that actually sells.

Yes, CreateStudio is that easy to use.

Gone is the need to perform character illustration, rigging of bones and complex animation on your own.  CreateStudio makes it easy to use prebuilt 3D characters and actions to produce any video in hours instead of weeks.

Even though the program has greatly simplified the task of rendering professional-quality 2D animation, it is the most powerful of the "easy" 2D animation programs on the market and is packed with features including:

  • Template-based animation project development

  • Made for you 2D and 3D characters

  • Made for you character actions for quick and easy animation

  • Integration with Pexels and Pixabay video and images for fast import

  • Built-in music library and easy animation syncing

  • Text doodle animation

  • Text to speech translation for video narration

  • Unparalleled text animation and kinetic typography

  • Easy to use scene transitions and special effects

  • Device screens, social media icons and lower thirds animation

  • Video, image and audio import and integration

  • Casting realistic shadows

  • CreateStudio performance improvement

  • CreateStudio is probably the least expensive 2D animation solution

  • Great support, Facebook user group and YouTube video tutorials

  • Includes a commercial license allowing you to sell CreateStudio videos to customers

This course is directed toward brand new users of CreateStudio.  It moves slowly explaining everything from the basics to the advanced features.  By the end of the course, you'll know everything there is to know about CreateStudio.

Experienced CreateStudio users will be bored watching the entire course but will still find important usage tips and techniques to bring their knowledge to the next level.

At this point, I think you've got to ask yourself: "What have I got to lose."  Especially considering how much you have to gain.

CreateStudio is inexpensive and risk-free, providing a 30-day money-back guaranty.

Why don't you watch the over one hour of free preview lectures in this course, then take the plunge?  I promise you won't be sorry; and if you are, simply return the program for a full refund.

Don't wait!  The clock is ticking.

Enroll now!

Draw the sword: easy way to create 2d game art in 30 minutes

You will get 2 swords also if You are NOT designer or artist. For beginners but with nice results

Created by Yuriy Okunev - Videomaker, Host, Tutor, Game Art Designer

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Students: 18600, Price: Free

Students: 18600, Price:  Free

If you never know how to draw something, for your game or for pleasure, you don't understand how to start but really want (maybe for years) - time has come. In this short video course You will get the very first basics of drawing vector graphics on computer - for RPG, for arcade or adventure, for anything else.

Just because You can and now You have the correct tool.

Few months ago I have no idea how to start. All my painting skills - from school lessons and was very primitive. But I want to start make my own graphics for my own games. I just want to start make something better than yesterday.

You can do the same and - with my help - get it easier and faster.

Little bit more than 30 minutes and You will draw Your very first blades and swords^ short sword and double bladed sword (or knife). Just follow the instruction from the video, make the right moves - and it will be done.

There no need in special skills. You don't need to have any skills or professional software. Just willing and little bit patience. Video builded for very beginners and I speak slowly, than anybode understand what to do.

Hope You will like this course and in next our You will be proud owner of Your first 2d game art created by Your hands.

Good luck! See You on the course - just click "Start Learning Now"

Save Time in Face Animation with Cartoon Animator 4 Pipeline

Learn how to do smooth and organic facial animation that makes your characters look alive (not robotic or fake) in less

Created by 2D Animation 101 Courses - Animation Courses for Beginners

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Students: 18569, Price: Free

Students: 18569, Price:  Free

In this course I am going to show you how to do really fast facial animation.

​After you complete this hour and a half training, you will be able to create character expressions that look organic, alive, instead of robotic and fake.

And I will show you how to be able to do those animations really really fast, using Cartoon Animator 4 Pipeline.

Instead of having to draw frame by frame every single drawing for every single change of the face, the position of the eyes, the head, etc… I am going to show you how to set up your characters to be animated by using some very powerful controllers inside Cartoon Animator 4.

You can even control the acting of your character with Live Motion Capture.

This course will teach you how to prepare all that, so you can create very smooth animations with good timing.

So, let’s get started! See you inside.

Cinematography for 2D Animation Essentials

Improve your shots, make the audience feel

Created by 2D Animation 101 Courses - Animation Courses for Beginners

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Students: 15547, Price: $29.99

Students: 15547, Price:  Paid

NOTE: This Course is for Beginners. It covers basic cinematography.

The most common problem with amateur animations is that everything is covered from only one camera angle.

That is because they either don't know other options, or because drawing the different angles of a character can be challenging.

One thing is certain:

Good cinematography pulls the audience into the story.

The objective of having awesome shots in your animation is to MAKE THE AUDIENCE FEEL. How can you call yourself an artist if you're not making your audience feel?

There are basic cinematography concepts ignored by many animators, and that is because in animation, the priority is to make a character come to life, which is the foundation, but once you have that, you need to be able to communicate in another level, a level that makes people happy if you want them to, or sad, or angry, or scared.

Good cinematography can make a dramatic scene even more dramatic, or a strong character look even stronger, or a weak character look weaker.

You can help to create tension between two characters, and also, you can help the audience feel more attached to one character than the other.

This 30 min course will explain the different concepts in cinematography.

  • Frame Compositions
  • Rule Of Thirds
  • Camera Angles
  • Blocking Your Characters
  • Dialogue Coverage
  • Panning and Tilting in 2D
  • Camera Movements
  • Parallax

And at the end of the course, you will learn how to bring everything together to improve a scene.

You will see 3 versions of it.

  1. The amateur version
  2. A More sophisticated version, which includes Over The Shoulder Shots
  3. The Best version that includes camera movements like push and pull.

This course will help animators improve their shots, making the audience feel something when they see the animation. All thanks to the basic cinematography language that any animator should know.

A Practical Introduction – Modeling & Animation in Blender

Take your first steps in 3D Modeling & Animation with Blender - B3D

Created by Thomas McDonald - 3D Artist, Designer & Animator

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Students: 15257, Price: Free

Students: 15257, Price:  Free

Learn
to navigate and use some modeling tools that will help you gain a
strong foundation in this very popular 3D design software Blender.

Develop
a strong understanding of the process of modeling in the 3D world.

  • Camera
    control

  • shortcut
    keys

  • Adding
    Material

  • adding
    key frames

Discover
your creative side

Learning
the basics of Blender will open you to a world of creativity. Blender
is free, has industry standard tools and has a strong online
community for help and support.

More
and more industries are starting to use Blender with more and more
small production houses are releasing work created using Blender. This
will increase greatly over the coming years given the huge
improvements to Blender with recent releases.

Content
and Overview

This
course is designed for complete beginners to 3D software. The course
was created to introduce students to the different modelling
tools available. If you are a complete beginner to Blender this
course can help you get started. This course is designed for
practical learning so students can follow along at their own pace.

Start
by enabling Blender’s add-ons. We take a look at using the very
important camera in the scene. We start with the default cube and
manipulate it into shape. All these actions leads us to the course
goal of creating our own animation in Blender and rendering out an
MP4 video file. This whole production is possible in Blender and all
the more reason to start your journey today!

Create Instant Facial Animations & 3D Heads

Quickly create professional-level, facial animations with no prior experience.

Created by Reallusion Inc - Software Developers & Trainers

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Students: 14501, Price: Free

Students: 14501, Price:  Free

•This course is designed to teach anyone how to create professional 3D & 2D facial animations without having to spend months, or years, learning the ins-and-outs of other complicated 3D software. In just days, you will be able to get ahead by learning to exploit the power of a real-time 3D engine, in order to maximize your time and project completion. 100% GUARANTEE!

•Different from other animation tools, CrazyTalk is designed for instant creation and visualization feedback. Its unique real-time animation engine give you 10 x faster production speed, allowing you to create 3D or 2D heads which you can quickly animate with automatic lip-syncing from your own voice or music track. Once you are ready, feel free to export your animations to iClone prior to exporting them via the 3DXchange converter to Unity, Unreal or any other video game engine or 3D applications.

•There are free trial versions for CrazyTalk 8, iClone 6 PRO, and 3DXchange Pipeline, so users are welcome to download them all in order to go through the entire course. The Character Creator tools is 100% FREE.

Generate 3D Facial Animations: Motion Capture for Everyone

Create professional-level, 3D facial animations with a PC webcam, without any prior experience.

Created by Reallusion Inc - Software Developers & Trainers

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Students: 14235, Price: Free

Students: 14235, Price:  Free

  • This course is designed to teach anyone how to create professional 3D facial animations without having to spend months, or years, learning the ins-and-outs of other complicated 3D software. In just hours, you will be able to get ahead by learning to exploit the power of a real-time 3D engine, in order to maximize your time and project completion. 100% GUARANTEE! 
  • Different from other 3D tools, iClone and the Faceware Realtime for iClone, are designed for affordable, live motion capture. This unique real-time animation engine gives you 10 x faster production speed. Allowing anyone to create professional-level, 3D facial animations with a PC webcam, without any prior experience. All animations can later be exported via the iClone 3DXchange converter to Maya, 3ds Max, Blender, Unity, Unreal, CRYENGINE or any other 3D applications. 
  • There are free trial versions for iClone 7, the Faceware Realtime for iClone tool, and the iClone Facial Mocap Plug-in for Faceware. Users are welcome to download them all in order to go through the entire course. 
  • Students are invited to learn more about this revolutionary system that delivers top-tier, affordable facial motion capture to everyone by visiting the iClone Faceware Facial Mocap website. 

How to Make Professional 2D Animation Videos in Vyond

Learn how to create animation videos with no design skills using Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)

Created by Rued C. Riis - Online Teacher and Solopreneur at RuedRiis.com

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Students: 12448, Price: $89.99

Students: 12448, Price:  Paid

This Vyond tutorial is the most complete 360-degree ressource on how to make animated videos in Vyond Studio - formerly known as GoAnimate. I guide you through the preparation, production and fine-tuning of an animation video and the tips, tricks and methods I used to produce more than 300 videos for small business, large corporations and everything in between.

• Fastest way to learn the basics of Vyond Studio

• Easy transition from learning to using key features and functionalities

• Step-by-step guidance through the creation of a full animation video

• Little-known hacks on how to make Vyond better and take your videos from good to great. 

GoAnimate changed name to Vyond, and I love them for it. I have been using GoAnimate for years, and it's great animation software - that just got so much better with the latest updated to Vyond Studio. From the new, sleek timeline, real-time preview and keyboard shortcuts to the modern contemporary animation style, updated whiteboard animation style, the optimized character creator and the speed of exporting - in this Vyond course, you will learn everything about this and much more. 

I divide this Vyond course into the following sections: 

  1. Learn the Basics of Vyond Studio 

  2. Create Your First Animation Video 

  3. Go Beyond Vyond

  4. Advanced Pro Lessons

So, no matter if you are a complete beginner and just need the very basics to create your first animation - or you are familiar with all the basics and want to take your Vyond skills to the next level - well, this is the course for exactly that.

I look so much forward to sharing my knowledge with you - see you inside in a second!

Best regards, 

Rued

Testimonials from Students

"I absolutely loved the course that you created. It was so well structured and explained and the funny bits in between were amazing as well. Thank you so much for putting in your time, effort and energy in imparting this knowledge to others, specially the Pro tips- that section was too good. It is not easy to share ideas and ways of working with others specially when you have taken so many years of experience to learn and discover them. But thank you, once more for this brilliant course."

- Nikita J., India

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"Rued, your course was awesome!! A real pleasure!"

- Phillip D., USA

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"Hi Rued. I've just updated the review to five stars. I can't exactly why I held back the fifth star. It could only have been because of the functionality issue, which I wrote to you about. I found it very useful, and I've applied several things from your course to my first animation. Many thanks!"

- Grant R., UK

A beginner’s guide to creating artwork for 2D video games

Discover how easy it is to make graphics for 2D video games

Created by Pete Jepson - Game Design Tutor

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Students: 11838, Price: Free

Students: 11838, Price:  Free

Hello and welcome to a beginner's guide to creating artwork for 2D video games. My name is Pete Jepson and I am a game design teacher. I have taught this subject for over four years. I have put together this series to show you how easy it is to make 2D artwork. It's based on sprites and characters I made for a 2D platform game.

You don't need any previous experience, and you don't need sophisticated art skills. All you need is a computer and a mouse. The software is free to use online.

In this series we will create a range of 2D art including both static and animated graphics, as well as character sprite sheets and tile sets. By the end of this series you will have a complete range of artwork to be able to create your own video game as well as the skills to continue to create your own graphics.

I hope you enjoy this series. If you have any questions or comments post them in the Q & A section and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

Adobe Illustrator Essentials for Character Design

Learn how to turn your paper drawings into beautiful art. Presentable products that you can pitch or sell

Created by 2D Animation 101 Courses - Animation Courses for Beginners

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Students: 11717, Price: $49.99

Students: 11717, Price:  Paid

Do you want to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to Design and Present your characters?

Well, what can I say, you are reading this, and that means that you are interested in learning Adobe Illustrator. It also means that probably you looked for free tutorials on the internet on how to use it, and picked up some tips here and there, but you are looking for an organized course that guides you through this awesome software step by step.

This course is for either character designers or animators who want to learn the basics of this software to use the new set of skills on their projects.

You will learn all the essentials you need to trace images, turn paper drawings into presentable products that you can sell, and everything you need for character design.

If you are a beginner, you will love it, you will go from zero to hero if you follow along practicing the exercises. And if you are a savvy user, then you might as well benefit from some secret gems here and there, missed tools and techniques that you probably knew they existed.

How do I know that? Because of the reviews from early testers, my designer friends who checked this course to give it the thumbs up, who have been using Illustrator for years, and they confessed they didn’t know about 30% of the techniques covered in this course.

You will learn:

  • All the basic interface, and navigations.
  • All the essential panels.
  • Then the drawings tools.
  • What tools to use if you have a Wacom Tablet, or for those who don’t have a drawing tablet, then what tools to use when designing with a mouse.
  • All the basic drawing tools in detail
  • How to create a color palette
  • How to paint your work using the live paint feature
  • How to add shadows and highlights easily

This course has many exercises that you can follow to understand every bit of knowledge.

Enroll today and start developing a new skill that can help you sell your work and get some extra income.

Puppet Pin Rigging in After Effects

Animate 2D cartoon characters in After Effects!

Created by Chad Troftgruben - Freelance animator and screencaster

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Students: 11528, Price: Free

Students: 11528, Price:  Free

In this course I will take you through the process of rigging and animating a character using the Puppet Pin Tool in After Effects. Throughout the course we will be importing a PSD file, grouping layers, applying pins, and creating a simple animation. More specifically, main topics for this course include:

  • Overviewing character setup and design

  • Importing multi-Layer assets in After Effects

  • Assembling main body parts into compositions

  • Adjusting Expansion and Density for puppet meshes

  • Creating multiple meshes

  • Creating animation with the pins

  • Polishing animation

  • Exporting animation

Powerpoint Animations Masterclass

Learn By doing

Created by Ankit Aabad - Programmer

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Students: 10572, Price: Free

Students: 10572, Price:  Free

Do you want to boost your creativity ?? Learn PowerPoint by creating animations. These animations uses PowerPoint tools exhaustively which in turn will make you master of PowerPoint. You should have a bit of basic knowledge of the powerpoint to follow the instructions and create beautiful animations. Come join me  and be a part of the fun.

Running a 3D Modeling/Animation Business

Turning your talent in 3D into an income for you is possible as a freelancer or (even better) as a small business owner.

Created by Sam Lytle - Owner and 3D Visualization Specialist

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Students: 10103, Price: Free

Students: 10103, Price:  Free

Join over 2000 students learning how to make more money with their 3D talents!

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The 5 star reviews are rolling in...

"very impressed with this course. I devoured all the content"

"Incredible resource!"

"Comprehensive"

"Good quality"

Do you want to know how to turn your 3D modeling or animating skills into an actual business that will get you out of your day job?

Your ability to create wonderful things in 3D isn't just a talent you possess- it is a powerful way to make money and build a profitable business.

My name is Sam Lytle and after creating a unique smartphone app concept called the OggBoard that gained the attention of CNET, Kotaku and Engadget, I built a strong 3D modeling and animating team that successfully developed the hardware and software proof of concept for this idea.

Unfortunately, at this time, I didn't understand vital business concept such as building a brand or developing a platform and OggStudios never left the launch pad.

I have now used the lessons learned from the OggBoard along with my education and experience in civil engineering to build another 3D visualization studio, this time focusing on the transportation and construction industry.

Civil FX now has seven employees in less than 3 years of growth!

In Running a 3D Modeling/ Animation Business I break down the mistakes that 3D artists typically make when stepping into freelancing and how to break free from competing in online freelance marketplaces and move towards finding the best clients with the biggest jobs for ultimate profitability.

I also show how to find out where you want to take your business and how to use your Unfair Advantage and a written business plan to reach this ultimate destination.

I worked for public and private companies for many years before finally having enough private clients to leave my job to pursue Civil FX full time.

Learning how to monetize my 3D modeling and animating skills has changed my life and I am confident that it will change yours as well.

Get ready to completely change the way you think about making money with your talent as a 3D artist!

If you aren't completely satisfied with this course you can get your money back - with no questions asked - for 30 days!!

Sketching for Animators Who Can’t Draw

The fun and easy way to learn how to draw for animators who can’t draw.

Created by 2D Animation 101 Courses - Animation Courses for Beginners

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Students: 8428, Price: $49.99

Students: 8428, Price:  Paid

I’m glad you decided to learn how to sketch for animation.

To start off with this course, I would like to answer one super important question.

How good do you need to be in sketching and drawing to be able to do decent animation?

The answer is:

You have to be decent at drawing.

Notice that I didn’t say you have to be the best, or you have to be very very good, no. You just have to be decent.

How can you be decent?

With a bit of practice.

As a disclaimer, I’m not a great artist, I’m not very good at drawing myself, I’m just decent, and that’s good for animation.

You will see for yourself in the following lessons, so if you are super passionate about drawing, you have some practice and want to take your drawing skills to the next level, then I’m not your guy, and this course is not for you.

Maybe you can get some value and some useful tips, but in general this course is not directed to you.

But if you are just starting, and you are not good at drawing, then this course will definitely help you in giving you some pointers to start drawing more decently.

Ok?

Inside this course, you will learn:

How to develop enough skill to draw anything you want in any style you want

The difference between drawing and sketching

  • How to measure proportions
  • How to duplicate references
  • Ho to draw basic 2d shapes and combine them to draw what you want
  • How to sketch basic 3d shapes
  • How to draw perspective using vanishing points and perspective lines
  • How to sketch a 3d scene
  • How to sketch and design very simple characters
  • How to sketch poses in 2D
  • How to sketch character poses in 3D
  • How to sketch thumbnails for animation
  • And finally, how to draw hands.

So, if you are interested in having the knowledge to get decent drawings skills, enroll now!

2D Animation in Moho from Basic to Advanced

Learn to Apply the Principles of Animation to Create an Organic Walk Cycle for Your Characters

Created by 2D Animation 101 Courses - Animation Courses for Beginners

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Students: 6483, Price: $49.99

Students: 6483, Price:  Paid

In this course you will learn how to use Smith Micro’s Moho for Character Animation.

I will explain the interface, the different panels of the workspace, and how they are used in your projects.

Then I will show you how to start a new project, what settings to use, which ones are recommended for you, and your needs.

Then, I will show you how to get Pre-Made Characters, already rigged for you, so you can start practicing animation right at the moment you open Moho.

You can use them for inspiration, to analyze them, check how they are created, and learn by tinkering with them, or you can start practicing the principles of animation and maybe do crazy walk cycles.

Then I will show you how to import images so you can start tracing characters inside Moho.

Then, I will show you how to work with layers. I will explain the different types of layers, so you can pick which ones you need for your current animations.

Then, we will dive into learning everything you need to trace your characters inside Moho. I will give you some tips to save you time, so you can rig them and prepare them for animation faster.

Then we will learn how to edit your drawings. How to change or modify them without messing them up.

And after you know your way through Moho and dominate the drawing tools necessary for character animation, we will learn about cut out animation.

A technique to animate faster, ideal for YouTubers, and people looking to do 2d Animation like some cartoon network series, for example, Total Drama Island.

Then, we will learn how to use bones to set up your characters for fast animation, followed by a tutorial that teaches you how to rig a character.

The we will take that character and do some advanced character animation, an organic walk cycle. We could settle for a regular boring walk cycle, but in this course I wanted to mix in some principles of animation to make your walk cycles more organic and realistic, adding some personality to your character.

Ok, great, so without further ado, let’s get you brain with some new knowledge so you can create some awesome characters and prepare them for animation.