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2D animation class

Lesson 101

Are you just starting out with 2D animation? This course starts at the very beginning:

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Latest lesson

Setting parents in OpenToonz

Setting parents in OpenToonz

Learn how to animate in OpenToonz using parenting to link multiple elements together in the animation tutorial above. You can set parents in OpenToonz in the stage schematics, building a hierachy with the node connections. Watch 8:30 in the animation tutorial to see how we parent two child elements to a helper layer to move…

Did you notice this in the Jungle Book?

Did you notice this in the Jungle Book?

When “off-model” is “on-model” in character animation… In Walt Disney’s original Jungle Book the characters are sometimes drawn with thumbs and sometimes without them. In this animation analysis we have a quick look at why and when this happens and…