Tradigital Animation Tutorial Bundle – For Subscribers

Flash Animation Training Bundle - Subscription Access
This HUGE bundle of courses includes Conan Sinclair's four popular "Tradigital Animation" courses along with a bonus course on 2D Character Rigging in Adobe Flash. Find out more about each course below. This collection is 31 hours in total!
Module 1 Tradigital Animation Head Movements - The Basics
This first session covers basic animation techniques applicable to any program you choose to animate with, but Conan does spend some time early on teaching a few of the tools within Flash that he will be using throughout this series of lessons.
Unit 1 Tradigital Animations Head Movements Tutorial - Assets
Unit 2 The Basics
Module 2 Tradigital Animation Head Movements - Head Turn Animations
Learn how to do a head turn animation, starting with two key poses, then work with timing, ease-in and out’s, and in-between frames.
Unit 1 Head Turn Animations
Module 3 Tradigital Animation Head Movements - Flexibility
Learn how to get more flexibility in your animation when going from one keypose to another.
Unit 1 Flexibility
Module 4 Tradigital Animation Head Movements - Lip Syncing
This session covers dialogue animation using mouth shapes (or phonemes) and then the instructor brings in an audio file to sync an animation to.
Unit 1 Lip Syncing - Part 1
Unit 2 Lip Syncing - Part 2
Unit 3 Lip Syncing Part 3
Module 5 Tradigital Animation Head Movements - Cleaning Up
This last session teaches how to clean up your animation, paint in a more polished, professional look to your frames, then include Layer effects to add a variety of styles to your final piece.
Unit 1 Clean Up
Module 6 Tradigital Animation: Body Mechanics - The Basics
This lesson teaches the basics of how to make your body animations look real. In the cartoon world anything is possible, but there’s still some “rules” to play by. You can’t have joints bending every which way, and that’s one of the things this part looks into. The second half of this lesson teaches a simple animation exercise by making a body move from one side to another.
Unit 1 Tradigital Animation Body Mechanics - Course Assets
Unit 2 Basics - Part 1
Unit 3 Basics - Part 2
Module 7 Tradigital Animation: Body Mechanics - Jumping
This part teaches how to animate a realistic jump, which is a great movement exercise to get an appreciation for weight.
Unit 1 Jumping
Module 8 Tradigital Animation: Body Mechanics - Sitting and Standing.
Think about how often a character on TV gets up or sits down in a scene. In your own animations, you’ll find this a useful exercise to add some movement to a scene where your characters might otherwise only be talking.
Unit 1 Sitting
Unit 2 Standing
Module 9 Tradigital Animation: Body Mechanics - Walk Cycles Tutorial
The next few lessons focus on every animators favorite (or possibly most dreaded) sequence: the walk/run cycle. Conan teaches his method of breaking these down into four manageable key poses, which he then adds in-betweens to.
Unit 1 Walk Cycles
Module 10 Tradigital Animation: Body Mechanics - Run Cycles
Runs are similar to walks in that you’ll learn to create four key poses of the cycle, but this time with a bounding motion to it, and the faster the run, the more of a lean is added to the character.
Unit 1 Run Cycles
Module 11 Tradigital Animation: Body Mechanics - Advanced Movements
This final lesson converts our side view cycles into front view and three-quarter view cycles, which can be a real test for new animators. Conan also teaches a walk cycle with a “double bounce” movement.
Unit 1 Advanced Movements - Part 1
Unit 2 Advanced Movements - Part 2
Unit 3 Advanced Movements - Part 3
Module 12 Tradigital Animation: Fight Scenes! - Setting up the Scene
Conan Sinclair explains how important it is to begin with model sheets, an environment and storyboard before beginning to actually animate. Those assets are included along with source files throughout the rest of the tutorial. This part mostly focuses on setting up the stage with some initial animation of each character during the pan-in.
Unit 1 Tradigital Animation - Fight Scenes Tutorial - Assets
Unit 2 Introduction
Unit 3 Setting up the Scene - Part 1
Unit 4 Setting up the Scene - Part 2
Module 13 Tradigital Animation: Fight Scenes! - Building Suspense
No fight sequence would be complete without some initial “showboating” of each opponent’s skills. In this part Conan animates the Big Brute’s “bring it on” style fist clap and the Little Dude’s sequence of martial arts flare.
Unit 1 Building Suspense - Part 1
Unit 2 Building Suspense - Part 2
Unit 3 Building Suspense - Part 3
Module 14 Tradigital Animation: Fight Scenes! - Punching and Running
In this lesson, the two key sequences are the Little Dude running to attack and the Big Brute sending a direct punch toward the camera. This part has some great examples of “smear”, similar to motion blur, but done by actually drawing in a smear of motion to the frame.
Unit 1 Punching and Running - Part 1
Unit 2 Punching and Running - Part 2
Module 15 Tradigital Animation: Fight Scenes! - The Fight is on
Kick, block, deflect, punch, there’s a little of everything in this part.
Unit 1 The Fight Is ON! - Part 1
Unit 2 The Fight Is ON! - Part 2
Unit 3 The Fight Is ON! - Part 3
Module 16 Tradigital Animation: Fight Scenes! - Clean Up and Compiling the Finished Scenes
This lesson covers coloring the rough frames, then exporting PNG sequences to be compiled into a non-linear video editing program for a little extra sizzle. Conan uses After Effects, but you can edit together the finished scenes in the program of your choice. He’ll also teach how to add some effects to make the entire piece look less like it was made in Flash.
Unit 1 Clean Up and Compiling the Finished Scenes
Module 17 Tradigital Animation: 2D FX -Introduction and Muzzle FX
This tutorial focuses on the muzzle animation in Adobe Flash.
Unit 1 Tradigital Animation – 2D FX - Assets
Unit 2 Tradigital Animation - 2DFX Tutorial - Introduction
Unit 3 Muzzles - Part 1
Unit 4 Muzzles - Part 2
Module 18 Tradigital Animation: 2D FX - Mini-Impacts
This tutorial focuses on creating a mini-explosion in Adobe Flash.
Unit 1 Impacts
Unit 2 Impacts with Smoke
Module 19 Tradigital Animation: 2D FX - Candle Flames and Fire
The third session in the series teaches you how to animate a small flame and a larger fire in Flash
Unit 1 Basic Candle
Unit 2 Candle in Wind
Unit 3 Fire Pre-Viz
Unit 4 Fire Final
Module 20 Tradigital Animation: 2D FX - Steam and Smoke FX
The fourth session covers two similarly challenging effects, steam and smoke.
Unit 1 Steam
Unit 2 Smoke
Module 21 Tradigital Animation: 2D FX - Running Water and Splash FX
Water is the bane of most animators at some point or another. Conan will show you some easy tricks to alleviate that.
Unit 1 Basic Water
Unit 2 Splash FX
Module 22 Tradigital Animation: 2D FX - The Grand Enchilda: A Giant Explosion
And finally, the big bang. Conan animates an incredibly cool looking explosion effect.
Unit 1 Big Explosions Part 1
Unit 2 Big Explosions Part 2
Module 23 2D Character Rigging with Adobe Flash
Join Conan Sinclair in this multi-hour course as he teaches the main technique for production-quality character rigging in Flash: symbol swapping, which allows for more freedom and complex animations than the other common technique, puppet rigging (simply rotating or moving the same artwork). While animation is the primary focus of this series, Conan will be starting from scratch and teaching how to illustrate the entire character as well. You’ll then learn how to use symbol swapping to animate the head (from multiple views), the mouth (for lip syncing) and the body.
Unit 1 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Assets
Unit 2 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Intro
Unit 3 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 1
Unit 4 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 2
Unit 5 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 3
Unit 6 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 4
Unit 7 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 5
Unit 8 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 6
Unit 9 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 7
Unit 10 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 8
Unit 11 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 9
Unit 12 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 10
Unit 13 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 11
Unit 14 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 12
Unit 15 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 13
Unit 16 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 14
Unit 17 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 15
Unit 18 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 16
Unit 19 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 17
Unit 20 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 18
Unit 21 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 19
Unit 22 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 20
Unit 23 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 21
Unit 24 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 22
Unit 25 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 23
Unit 26 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 24
Unit 27 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 25
Unit 28 2D Character Rigging Tutorial Part 26