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Introduction to Animation Training Course

In this Introduction to Animation Training Course, you will learn about the 12 principles of animation and creating an illusion of motion.

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Total Hours
11  Training Hours
Introduction to Animation Training Course
41 On-demand Videos
Closed Caption

Closed Captions

Course Topics
2  Topics
Prep Questions
137 Prep Questions
Introduction to Animation Training Course

Certificate of Completion

Course Description

Fun Fact about Animation

Animation comes from the Latin words “anima,” which means “life,” and “animare” which means “to breathe life into” Animation consists of still images (called “frames”) with slight differences between them. When viewed together in a sequence, they give the illusion of motion – like a flipbook.

About our introductory animation course

If you're curious about animation and intrigued to see what it can offer, Adobe Animate is the perfect platform for you. It has endless possibilities when it comes to creating and manipulating vector graphics that bring characters or projects to life with visual effects! In this course, take a deep dive into mastering all of Adobe Animate CC tools – from the fundamentals up until its most advanced features. Discover what makes it stand out among other animation software along the way!

If you're looking for a great animation online course, our Introduction to Animation Course is the perfect fit! You will learn everything from basic drawing techniques and Flipaclip animation all the way up to creating motion graphics-from scratch. Plus, get bonus tips on common mistakes that even experienced animators make so that your skills will always stay sharp.

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Course Outline

Adobe Introduction to Animation Course Content

Module 1: What is Animation and the Basics

  •    1.1 Introduction

  •    1.2 What is Animation - Part1

  •    1.3 What is Animation - Part2

  •    1.4 Bouncy Ball Demo - Part1

  •    1.5 Bouncy Ball Demo - Part2

  •    1.6 Bouncy Ball Demo - Part3

  •    1.7 Pendulum Demo - Part1

  •    1.8 Pendulum Demo - Part2

  •    1.9 Platform Pendulum Demo - Part1

  •    1.10 Platform Pendulum Demo - Part2

  •    1.11 Principles of Animation - Part1

  •    1.12 Principles of Animation - Part2

  •    1.13 Bouncy Ball in Perspective Demo - Part1

  •    1.14 Bouncy Ball in Perspective Demo - Part2

  •    1.15 Flag Wave Demo - Part1

Module 2: Intermediate Animation Techniques

  •    2.1 Weight Demo - Part1

  •    2.2 Weight Demo - Part2

  •    2.3 Weight Demo- Part3

  •    2.4 Breaking a Character Down Into Basic Shapes - Part1

  •    2.5 Breaking a Character Down Into Basic Shapes - Part2

  •    2.6 Breaking a Character Down Into Basic Shapes - Part3

  •    2.7 Boil Demo - Part1

  •    2.8 Boil Demo - Part2

  •    2.9 A Take Demo - Part1

  •    2.10 A Take Demo - Part2

  •    2.11 Staggering Demo - Part1

  •    2.12 Staggering Demo - Part2

  •    2.13 Staggering Demo - Part3

  •    2.15 Head Turn Demo - Part1

  •    2.16 Head Turn Demo - Part2

  •    2.17 Head Turn Demo - Part3

  •    2.18 Head Turn Demo - Part4

  •    2.19 Walk Cycles Demo - Part1

  •    2.20 Walk Cycles Demo - Part2

  •    2.21 Walk Cycles Demo - Part3

  •    2.22 Run Cycles Demo

  •    2.23 Dialogue Demo - Part1

  •    2.24 Dialogue Demo - Part2

  •    2.25 Dialogue Demo - Part3

  •    2.26 Dialogue Demo - Part4

  •    2.27 Conclusion

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Your Training Instructor

Dana Corrigan

Dana Corrigan

Animation Professor and Freelancer

Dana Corrigan is a 2D animation professor and freelance animator/illustrator whose work includes TV Pilots, E-Cards, Motion Graphics, animated short films, and developing pitch books and presentations for cartoon shows.  She has an MFA in Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design and has been teaching at the university level since 2011.

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