This is the beginning
of your animation superpowers.

Full 1 hour animation tutorial below

  
Introduction The illusion of motion

The most simple animation


Timing


Spacing


Acceleration & Deceleration (Ease Out & In)


Linear vs easing


Why you shouldn't skip the bouncing ball


Analyzing the free fall


Making Krita (2D software) ready for animation


The Odd Rule


Frame 0


Animating on Twos


Animating the bouncing ball in 2D


Free fall = rolling on surfaces


A fourth down in half the time


Halfing the Spacing Method


Free fall spacing tips and tricks


Looping the bouncing ball


Getting started in 3D (Blender)


Setting keyframes


Animation curves


Changing keyframe tangents


Setting the loop


Suggestions for experiments


Squashing the ball


Holding the ball on the ground


Outro

What would you create if you could animate like a master?

Will you send lovable characters on epic adventures? Create impressive monsters? Stunning motion designs? Or maybe work at Disney or Pixar on a memorable blockbuster movie? Whatever inspires you, animation is the medium of infinite possibilities!

And here is the place where you can learn animation for free.

Our tutorial about the basics of animation (2D and 3D) will help you to build a solid foundation for your animation skills. We go through the rules and principles that you will need again and again to create believable and beautiful animation:

  • Learn to control speed and acceleration through timing and spacing
  • Master animation physics and create the feeling that gravity is pulling on your animated objects and characters
  • animate a bouncing ball in free open-source software blender and Krita
  • 1 hour long, in depth, step by step and easy to understand

Learn the basics of animation today.

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You will learn how to make your animations a lot more elegant and interesting. Find out how and why floppy tails and cloth is being dragged behind. Discover how physical forces are passed on.  Get this tutorial now for a head start in your animation journey.

Includes

Learn how to animate floppy tails, ears and falling cloth.

All about inertia and physical forces

Animation terms: Drag, Follow-through, Overlap

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