Tradigital Animation: Head Movements – 4 Hours
Tradigital Animation: Body Mechanics – 6 Hours
Tradigital Animation: Fight Scenes! – 9 Hours
Tradigital Animation: 2D FX – 6 Hours
Learn how to animate 2D special FX using Adobe Flash (or your choice of software). Watch in real-time, as your instructor shows you how to animate various explosives, water pouring, splashes, steam, smoke, candle flames, fire and much more. These FX are the foundation of countless other hand-drawn style animations you could create. And while Conan’s preference is to use Flash for animation, you could work with any program, such as Toon Boom Animate or Toon Boom Studio.
Muzzles and Mini-Explosives – Session 1 and 2 of the course focus on the muzzle and mini-explosive FX.
Candle Flames and Fire – The third session in the series teaches you how to animate a small flame and a larger fire.
Steam and Smoke FX – The fourth session covers two similarly challenging effects, steam and smoke.
Running Water and Splash FX – Water is the bane of most animators at some point or another. Check out how Conan tackles both a running water and splash effect in the fifth session.
The Grand Enchilda – A Giant Explosion. We go out with a bang. Conan animates an incredibly cool looking explosion effect.
2D Character Rigging – 6 Hours
Learn how to professionally rig characters for animation using 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. Which all leads up to creating the example animation below.
Conan uses a free extension called Keyframe Caddy, available at CloudKid.com, to speed up animation..
Exclusive Bonus Tutorials from the CartoonSmart Vault
- Silhouette Animations with Flash – 2 hrs
- Two Leg Walk Cycle Animations with Flash – 5 hrs
- Four Leg Walk Cycle Animations with Flash – 4 hrs
- Title and Bumper Animations with Flash – 5 hrs
- Animate a Ninja with Adobe Flash – 4 hrs
Buy the Bundle and Get Over 50 Hours of Lessons!