My Animation Desk
beginner's course in the principles of 2D animation...
follows are the funadmentals of 2D animation, as I was taught them
when I began my apprentiship in animation many years ago... standing
nervously at the desktops of some of the best animators that ever
Click here to read about my
Apprentiships are very much a thing of the past in this day and age,
so it is hoped that this course will go a little way in bridging the
divide between those who know and those who want to know.
Although the following is essentially about 2D
animation, the material covered will present to 3D, Web and Games
animators the solid foundations upon which their own art was
founded... and, as a result, will provide tried and tested knowledge
and methods that can be adapted to suit their own particular needs.
The lessons will be presented on a weekly basis, whenever possible,
and will ultimately expand into more valuable material that will
appeal to ALL animation disciplines, extending beyond the strictly 2D
Commited visitors to this site can communicate with
me via my forum
on awn.com (when my time permits), which will also cover the
material presented here. Please let me know if this material is
useful to you, or if you can add to it with your own experience?
you can click here to read about the traditional
process of animated film production... click here to learn about
"tracebacks"... or else click here to
learn more about sound software for
and basic doping &
and finally.... "GOOD LUCK" with your studies!
Lesson 001 ("Keys &
Lesson 002 ("Keys & Inbetweens"
Lesson 003 ("Keys & Inbetweens"
Lesson 004 ("Keys & Inbetweens"
Lesson 005 ("Charts & Breakdown
Lesson 006 ("Slowing-in" &
Lesson 007 ("Key
Lesson 008 ("Superimposition")
Lesson 009 ("Flipping")
Lesson 010 ("Arcs")
Lesson 011 ("Head
Lesson 012 ("Eye
Lesson 013 ("More on Eye
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