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Become a better animator

Animator Island is a treasure trove of animation secrets, techniques, tips, and information on your quest to become a Master Animator. Our goal is to inspire you, dear artist, to reach new heights of movement, acting, and storytelling to propel the great medium of animation to exciting and brilliant new places.

Moana – You’re Welcome

The song “You’re Welcome” from Disney’s Moana has some really interesting animation in it. Let’s learn from the masters and see what you can do to improve your own work!

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Working Conditions of the VFX and Animation Industry

Can you make it in the VFX/Animation industry? Do you need to go to school for it? Can you live from the money you make? What is it like to work in the industry? Check out this in-depth interview with VFX artist Christian Bohm and join the discussion in the comments!...

51 Great Animation Loops to Practice

Thousands of animators have discovered our post 51 Great Animation Exercises to Master. It’s time to get to practicing once again with this sequel, all about animated loops! Animated loops are extremely valuable. With minimal work you can: Create something that feels...

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Physics in Animation: Action-Reaction

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To conclude his wonderful series on Animation Physics, professor Alejandro Garcia takes a look at one of the most known principles in physics: Action-Reaction. This article clears up some common misconceptions and helps you to add some punch to your animation (one that creates a proper reaction that is).

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