Best Free 2D Animation Courses

Find the best online Free 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.

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

   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

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

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

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.

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

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

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. 

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

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

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.

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

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

•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

  • 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. 

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

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.

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

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

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

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!!

Looping Animations in After Effects for Beginners

Create a simple looping Hamburger in After Effects. Perfect for the beginner motion graphics artist.

Created by Bryan Webb - Animation Instructor

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Students: 5841, Price: Free

If you are interested in becoming an animator or motion graphics designer then this is a great course for you. Looping animations for beginners has been created with the beginner in mind. We’ll cover everything step by step so you can follow along, including.

  • Importing

  • Keyframing animations

  • Parenting

  • Easey Ease

  • Colour Correction

  • Applying basic effects

  • Working with shape layers

  • Exporting to .mov and converting to .gif

By the end of this course, you’ll learn new skills and be able to create your very own looping animations in After Effects.

Hi, my name is Bryan and I am a motion graphics designer and animator and college instructor. I have worked on animated tv series and network documentaries and I look forward to passing on some of the tips and tricks I have learnt along my own journey.

Which Animation Software is Right For You?

A quick overview of Moho, Animate, After Effects and Character Animator

Created by Chad Troftgruben - Freelance animator and screencaster

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Students: 4135, Price: Free

New to animation? Looking for a new workflow? Before you start investing in courses or software, maybe I can help! This course briefly overviews all the animation software I currently teach: Moho, Animate, After Effects and Character Animator. Which software is the easiest to use? Which provides the best bone system? Or what about frame-by-frame? This course covers these questions and offers resources to learn more, if you wish.

Intro to 2D Illustration and Animation

(Cartoons)

Created by Zach Smith - 2D Animator / Illustrator

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Students: 3870, Price: Free

From the first time you open a photo / video editor to the final export of your first creation, this class will give you the skills and mindset necessary to move forward in learning how to achieve your creative goals!  This is a 2D Animation course, and yet it involves everything from drawing to production of all types.  These skillsets will carry over into other artforms as well.  I want to help you impress yourself and others!

The basics of the 3D animation

Learn how to animate in Maya

Created by Omar Qandeel - 3D Animator

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Students: 3683, Price: Free

In this course, we will learn the basics of how to animate using Maya. We will make the perfect bouncing ball, in the easiest way, and you don't need any previous experience in Maya for this course.

A career in animation is exciting, You can tell any story with the skills and experience that you learn when becoming an animator.

Maya is one of the industry-standards in 3D animation software. It’s the most widely used software for animators all over the planet.

My name is Omar, I have a long experience in animation, motion graphics as well as teaching.

Enough talking, and let's jump directly into the work.

3D Character Animation in After Effects

3D Character Animation Tutorial in After Effects , Using Joystick and Slider Plugin

Created by Muslim Kaisar - Motion graphic designer

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Students: 3514, Price: Free

NOTE .. in motion graphics explainer videos, isn't important to animate the whole body of character as" 3D animation ", you can only animate the head as " 3D animation ", and the rest of body you can animate it as " 2D animation ", its better for you .

" animate head character as 3D animation, its improve your skills and experience on after effects ".

Now, In this course we will learning how we can animate 2D head character in after effects, as " 3D animation ", through using joystick and slider plugin .

- First step, designing the head character .

- Second step, adding joystick to the head character .

- Finally we will adding expression slider to the head character .

- This steps in nutshell, but actually this course is a little bit difficult for beginners,  we definitely building and animate head character together, step by step, but however some students will find this course difficult, as advice, watching all the steps first, to understand the technique of animate character using joystick an slider, later you can make your own design and adding number of expirations you want, to make work easer on you

- This technique of animation character using joystick and slider plugin on after effects, will give you high level of using joystick and slider plugin in after effects .

30 minutes only for Whiteboard Animation

Whiteboard animation

Created by Shailav Sharma - TEACHER

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Students: 2586, Price: Free

This course is about Doodle videos,If you make a normal video it doesn't look good, and If you are creating doodle videos, it looks good.

I will not waste your time, and I will complete this course only in 30 minutes.

I will take every topic in detail.

In whiteboard animation we can change background color ,and we get several options

How to create fractals, 3D Animations and design techniques.

A crash course in how to create and adapt fractal designs, 3D animations and a variety of design techniques

Created by Penelope Parker - Former london agent with a passion for fractal magic

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Students: 547, Price: Free

A crash course in how to create and adapt stunning fractal designs, 3D animations and a variety of vivid design techniques using a range of different and creative apps on the iPhone or iPad. Taught by popular fractal enthusiasts and designers Penelope and Parker.

The entire course is taught solely using different techniques and apps for an iPhone. The skills learned can be used to compliment an artist's existing art and techniques as well as helping to create content for NFTs, as well as being perfect for beginner animators, designers and those that wish to create stunning content for social media.

We guarantee you can learn to get stunning design results in a matter of minutes that will attract lots of attention and will have people dying to know how you created them. We show you how to use the apps, how to recreate some of the same styles we use, and of course how to generate your own unique designs. These are techniques we usually keep top secret, and we’re here to spill the beans!

No prior knowledge is required to access this course. You simply need an iPhone, or an iPad, with the ability to access and download from the app store.

2D Illustration and Animation Intermediate

The next step in Animation and Illustration!

Created by Zach Smith - 2D Animator / Illustrator

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Students: 539, Price: Free

This course goes deeper into the aspects of animation and illustration, utilizing the Pen Tool in Photoshop and character design techniques to replicate a personality from a reference image, as well as how to create mouth rig elements, body movement elements, and then manage and use them in Premiere Pro's audio and video sequencing section!

Animation in Flash

Learn 2D Animation using Flash

Created by Madhavi Nawarkar - Lecturer

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Students: 386, Price: Free

The course on ‘Animation in Flash' is designed to provide the Basic understanding about Animation. The aim of this course is to help the students to

1. Understand basics of 2D Animation.

2. Understand the Graphical User Interface of Macromedia Flash Software with practical demonstrations.

This course is divided into six different sections. The first section is Introduction of Flash Software which gives the idea about different components of Flash like Menu bar, Tool Bar, Stage area (Working Area), Properties inspector, Timeline panel, Layers window and different windows like Align, Transform, Color mixer and Color Swatches . The second section elaborates different types of symbols used in Flash like Graphic, Button and Movie Clip. The third section explains Layers part which includes performing various operations on layers. The fourth section is of Tweening which includes Motion and Shape Tweening. Next section is of Motion Guide layer which guides for object animation. Last section is of masking which elaborates how to control the content that your audience sees.

Topics include:

  • Choosing a document type

  • Working with panels and workspaces

  • Importing bitmap into a project.

  • Understanding the Toolbox.

  • Understanding the Timeline and layer.

  • Defining frames and keyframes

  • Creating button, graphic, and movie clip symbols

  • Building shape tweens and motion tweens

  • Adding Motion Guide layer

  • Applying masks.

  • Understanding .FLA file and .SWF file.

  • Understanding how to run .FLA and .SWF file.