(CHAPTER 3 ONLY) The Complete Introduction to 2D Animation

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(CHAPTER 3 ONLY) The Complete Introduction to 2D Animation

Toniko Pantoja
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The Complete Introduction to 2D Animation (ver 2018)

Learn how to animate for any style of Hand Drawn Animation. The Complete Introduction to 2D Animation is a modernized and fun way to approach the classical animation fundamentals that is applicable to any approach of 2D. The package is a dense collection of lessons, demos, project files video lectures and advice for approaching hand drawn character animation. Aimed for students who wish to use this as a supplement, artists within the industry interested in 2D, independent animators and content creators.

The Complete Introduction to 2D Animation has three main goals, which is to

1. Share knowledge on starting hand drawn animation without forcing down a style of animation, but teaching what is necessary

2. Give examples and multiple ideas on how to solve and explore animation concepts

3. Allow learners go on their own pace.

Table of Contents

(Each chapter may have new entries and updates in the future)

III General Animation Lectures

(2hr 35m)

Chapter 3 is a collection of animation lectures where I talk about animation related discussions such as dialogue, acting, movement, animation process and structure, techniques and drawing for animation. These contain more discussions on lectures that are not restricted to the fundamentals, but food for thought when approaching 2D animation.

1. Animation Process

1. Importance of Thumbnailing and Exploration

2. Rough Layout Pass

3. Golden Poses

4. Approaching Pose to Pose Animation

5. Sculpting your Animation Scene

2. Movement and Mechanics

1. Believable Action

2. Overshoots and Mini Anticipation

3. Walk and Run Cycles

4. Smears - The Hand Drawn Motion Blur

5. EXTRA - Introduction to Breakdowns

3. Performance and Character

1. Evoking Life

2. Controlling our Performance

3. Pantomime Acting

4. Subtle Acting

4. Drawing for Animation

1. Top Drawing Skills for Animation

2. Drawing for Animation part 1 - Roughs and Short Hands

3. Drawing for Animation part 2 - Tiedown and Solid Drawing

5. Dialogue and Lip Sync

1. Dialogue Intro

2. Dialogue Tips and Advice

6. EXTRA - Full Inbetweening Demo from 2015

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