Best Free Animation Courses

Find the best online Free 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.

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!

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.

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. 

Data Structures : LinkedList Animations and Implementations

Learn Singly, Doubly and Circular LinkedList Data Structures in Java through Animations and Implementations.

Created by Dinesh Varyani - FullStack Developer and Tech Lead Engineer

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Students: 11531, Price: Free

Want to be expert in various types of Linked Lists such as - Singly Linked List, Doubly Linked List and Circular Linked List? This course is here to help. The course walks you through each type of list with multiple problems and their solutions with step by step visualizations, so that you are actually learning instead of blindly memorizing solutions.

The course covers in and outs of Linked List Data Structures in Java. Java is used as the programming language in the course. Students familiar with Javascript, Python, C#, C++, C etc will also get to learn concepts without any difficulty. The implementation of various Data Structures have been demonstrated and implemented through animated slides. It covers most of the interview room questions on Algorithms and Data Structures. The questions and solutions are demonstrated by -

1. Animated slide. (To make visualization of algorithms faster)
2. Coding algorithm on IDE.

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.

CSS 3 Loading Animations

Learn CSS3 Simple Loading Animations with Ease.

Created by Stefan Omerovic - Web Developer

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Students: 10523, Price: Free

This Course is for all of you who are currently learning Basics of Front End Web Development. If you learned basics of HTML and CSS and want to learn more regarding CSS3 Animations, then this course if for you!!

In today's industry, CSS3 is a must. If you get your knowledge on right track and you also master CSS3 Animations, you will rock trough this industry no matter if you are Freelancer, or plan to get a job at some Company.

This Course uses HTML and CSS

It is not a must for this Course to have knowledge of HTML or even CSS, as this small Course is setup to help those of you who are just starting with Front End Development.

What will you Create?

  • HTML Markup for Loader Animations

  • Circular Animations

  • Block Animations

  • Bubble Animations

  • Line Animations

Who this Course is for?

  • Newcomer as well as experienced CSS developers interested in learning more regarding CSS3 Animations

  • This course is for everyone interested in learning a Front End Web Development

  • Taking this course will enable you to gain a very solid understanding of CSs# Animations

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!!

Data Structures : Binary Tree Animations and Implementations

Learn Binary Tree Data Structures in Java through Animations and Implementations.

Created by Dinesh Varyani - FullStack Developer and Tech Lead Engineer

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Students: 7167, Price: Free

Want to be an expert in Binary Trees? This course is here to help. The course walks you through the binary tree with multiple problems and their solutions with step by step visualizations so that you are actually learning instead of blindly memorizing solutions.

The course covers in and outs of Linked List Data Structures in Java. Java is used as the programming language in the course. Students familiar with Javascript, Python, C#, C++, C, etc will also get to learn concepts without any difficulty. The implementation of various Data Structures has been demonstrated and implemented through animated slides. It covers most of the interview room questions on Algorithms and Data Structures. The questions and solutions are demonstrated by -

1. Animated slide. (To make visualization of algorithms faster)
2. Coding algorithm on IDE.

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.

Advance PowerPoint Animation

Animate your PowerPoint slides with 18 simple animation effects

Created by Amardeep Singh - Product Designer and Trainer

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Students: 4114, Price: Free

This course teaches how to animate images and texts in PowerPoint with simple and basic options. The course is taught on PowerPoint 2010 but the learning can be applied on the later versions also. At the end of this course you will skilled in creating slides with effects such as parallax effect, flipping images, creating timelines and many others.

Overall, you will be learning 18 effects for images and texts to create visually stunning slides. You will learning how to

  1. Create Pan Effect

  2. Create  Zoom Effect

  3. Create  Realistic Walk Effect

  4. Create a moving a Car Effect

  5. Grow / Shrink Images

  6. Split Effect

  7. Wipe Effect

  8. Flipping Image Effect

  9. Create Parallax Effect

  10. Sharpening Image Effect

  11. Bounce Effect

  12. Butterfly Effect

  13. Creating DOF Effect

  14. Reveal Text Effect

  15. Countdown Timer Effect

  16. Explainar Video Effect

  17. Timeline Effect and 

  18. Bouncing Texts Effect

All these effects are taught using simple options. So you won't be wasting time on either learning or applying that leaning in your  project. Also need not to be expert in PowerPoint to learn these animation effects, basic working knowledge is more than enough.

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

JavaScript Game Development for Beginners: Sprite Animation

Learn how to animate any sprite sheet and practice vanilla JavaScript at the same time.

Created by Frank Dvorak - Front End Web Developer & Instructor at Frank's Laboratory

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Students: 1518, Price: Free

Do you want to build polished, beautiful JavaScript games and bring your game characters to life? Let me show you 2 of my favourite techniques you can use to get complete control over any sprite sheet. This is advanced vanilla JavaScript sprite animation, explained for beginners! Have fun :)

Adding animated sprite sheets to your JavaScript games is one of the fastest and the most impactful ways to bring your games to the next level and to add that professional look and polish you want. Games with sprites are great at pulling your audience into the fantasy you are trying to create and they are also really fun to make. Today I will show you everything you need to know about sprite animation with vanilla JavaScript and by the end of this course, you will be able to have complete control over any sprite sheet you choose.

I will show the easiest beginner friendly sprite animation technique first and then we will go a bit deeper and learn how to properly set up different player animations, so we can swap between them by changing just one variable and use it in our game. Do you want to learn more about 2D game development? Have you been learning HTML, CSS and JavaScript for a while and want to bring your front end web development projects to the next level? Then this course is for you. Let's dive deep into JavaScript game development and learn about sprite animation together. This course is for beginners.

Awesome Creative Animation using HTML and CSS only

CSS Animation using Keyframes

Created by Darshil Rana - Web Developer

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Students: 1159, Price: Free

Learn to create animation using keyframes property of CSS. Other properties such as transition, transform will be further used to create animations.The course comprises with Text Animations, Button Animation, Image Animation, Gradient Animation, Slider Animation on text and Images Page Loading Animation any many more cool CSS Effects and Animations.

3 Simple Animation Tricks in PowerPoint to Make an Impact

Modern and Impressive Animations Within Minutes, Simply Using PowerPoint!

Created by Bertalan Köles - E-Learning Designer

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Students: 1069, Price: Free

Moving objects and pictures (aka animations) are the real language in our digital era, reading and simply observing a static picture is the past. Learn three very basic, yet impressive animation tricks in PowerPoint and stand out with your content.

This course is designed in a way that you can save as much time as possible with learning, and gain skills as fast as possible. Each lesson can be used independently on its own, while there is a clear structure for the whole course. Obviously, you gain the most if you complete all lessons, however you can learn practical skills from a single lesson too, that you can implement in your project right away.

While you animate, you pick up necessary design basics, it improves your look and feel to a nice overall visual design. Simply by editing the brightness or transparency of a picture in the right way, we can make every cliche and boring stock photos unique and exciting. Knowing the tools and knowing how to use them are two different things, in this course you only learn practical knowledge, no pure theory.

You can sign up for free, there is no time to waste, enroll now.

Make others believe that you are a video editing pro - even if you are not ;) .

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.

30mins animation with stress management

Learn stress management with animation in simple, easy and fun way .

Created by TAISHI Expert of mental self care  (心のセルフケアの専門家) - Mental self care  (心のセルフケア)

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Students: 253, Price: Free

This course is the perfect choice if you would like to learn Stress management with easy and fun way.

It is made of  animation and just 30 mins.

Therefore you can study in a spare moments from your business or housework.

This course is mainly  based on expert knowledge from leading expert of psychological stress model   in JAPAN

[Course outline]

Section 1 : Introduction

Section 2 : About mental health      : mental health , example and exercise

Section 3 : 3 factors of stress           : stressor ,stress reaction , resources of support and exercise

Section 4 : Stress coping                  : stress coping and exercise

Section 5 : Summary of this course

[Note]

  • I  kindly ask for your understanding that CBT basic course included this stress management .

    Because these skills interact with each other to improve mental self care skill.

  • This is an Animation designed with easy English for visual and auditory learners.

  • Therefore it might be suitable for the people whose English is second language .

  • There are no prerequisites for taking this course - It is suitable for beginners and will benefit everyone.

[What is CBT :Cognitive Behavior Therapy  ? ]

CBT is a treatment that changes how you think (cognition) and what you do (behavior).

You can make yourself feel better by changing these.

Unlike various other dialogue therapies, CBT focuses on “now and here” problems and difficulties. Instead of looking at the causes of past worries and symptoms, look for ways to improve your current state of mind.

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