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Learn the 2D and 3D techiques used to make an animation and bring a character to life. Join expert instructors to create character animations and explore character rigging, create a walk cycle, and make an animated movie.
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  • view course page for Up and Running with MotionBuilder

    An approachable and concise introduction to MotionBuilder, Autodesk's motion-editing software

    2h 12m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Toon Boom Storyboard Pro Essential Training

    Learn to storyboard commercials, features, games, or TV shows with Storyboard Pro. Get tips to speed up your storyboarding workflow and get the most from Storyboard Pro's drawing tools.

    4h 29m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Fundamentals of Character Animation: Facial Animation and Dialogue

    Learn how to convey emotion through facial expression, and animate dialogue, with these fundamental animation principles.

    2h 15m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for 2D Animation Principles

    2D Animation Principles with Dermot O' Connor

    Bring a cast of characters to life. By following the basic principles of animation, you can build characters that interact naturally with their environments, convey realistic emotion, and talk and walk convincingly.

    2h 25m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Between Two Worlds, The Hybrid Animation of Tiny Inventions

    The founders of Tiny Inventions explain how their (tiny) two-person animation studio evolved and share the process behind their film Between Times.

    26m 1s
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  • view course page for Fundamentals of Character Animation

    Learn the skills all beginning animators need to know to bring their characters to life, including posing to the camera, animating from pose to pose, the basics of walking, and dialogue.

    3h 32m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Chris Korn's Digital Character Design: Start to Finish

    Chris Korn, character designer at FUSE Animation, explains how he brings his creatures to life with CINEMA 4D and Zbrush.

    33m 52s
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  • view course page for Animating Characters in Toon Boom Animate

    An introduction to creating and animating cutout characters in Toon Boom Animate.

    5h 39m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for CINEMA 4D Essentials 8: Character Rigging and Xpresso

    Take a look at Xpresso, a scripting tool that allows you to speed up your animation workflow, and the basics of character rigging in CINEMA 4D.

    1h 8m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for CINEMA 4D Essentials 3: Cameras, Animation, and Deformers

    Focuses on the basics of animating in CINEMA 4D, including setting keyframes, moving the camera, and adding movement and interest with deformers.

    1h 46m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 5: Animation Tools

    Focuses on the basics of animating in Maya, including setting keyframes, working with animation editors, and automating animation with constraints and simple rigs.

    1h 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Blender 2.48 Essential Training

    Gives users a thorough explanation of the Blender interface, tools, and features and demonstrates practical techniques for this amazing tool.

    9h 54m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Carrara 5 Essential Training

    Shows how to create scenes and animations, control cameras, manipulate lighting, and create 3D objects.

    8h 23m
    Beginner
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