Unlock your 2D animation

Learn traditional cel animation using Adobe Animate. Unlock your 2D work by understanding the process of traditional animation in a vector based software. We’ll will walk you through three projects that will help you master 2D frame by frame animation.

Unlock your 2D animation

Course Format: On-Demand Training
Skill Level: Beginner
Software: Adobe Animate
Duration: 7 hours
Assignment: 3 frame by frame projects
Prerequisites: Digital tablet

Learn from one of the best
Henrique Barone is a master of 2d animation using Adobe Animate. His years of experience have helped him become a knowledgeable teacher, and in this course, he’s teaching you his approach to 2d animation. He shares his process and techniques so you can add dynamic 2d cel animation to your work.

Project based learning
This course is all about making great 2d animation. This is a project-based course that’s designed to help you understand the best techniques in Adobe Animate. Through these 3 projects, you’ll walk away with a deep understanding of traditional animation. And, you’ll have some samples for your own portfolio.

Learn production techniques
Traditional animation is magical. But often, it’s too slow and time-consuming to incorporate into your actual production work. Henrique wants to help you create polished animations, faster! Using his processes, you’ll be able to quickly get from concept to completion in time to make a deadline.

What you'll learn

Mastering any discipline is about first understanding the fundamentals and then being guided to put ideas into practice. This course will help you master the traditional animation process.

Plan Your Shot
Creating traditional cel animation requires proper planning for each shot. Henrique will show you the fastest way to plan for a successful animation. You’ll look at key concepts such as Animate shortcuts, timing, spacing and keyframes.

Breakdowns, In-Betweens & Charts
Now that we have a solid plan, it’s time to execute a great looking animation. Henrique does a deep dive into the techniques of execution. You’ll start with your key poses and work through the rest of the shot. He also teaches the value of timing charts which help you animate faster and with more precision in your spacing.

Energy, Anticipation & Solid Drawing
Traditional animation is about the illusion of life and energy. In this series of videos you’ll see how these ideas can be implemented into your 2d animation. This is where we go from simple movement, to the illusion of life. Very important concepts for creating dynamic 2d animation.

Overlap & The Wave Principle
Adding complexity to your animation is about understanding a few key principles. In this series of training you’ll look at more advanced concepts like overlapping action and the wave principle. These are a big emphasis for Henrique in his work and he wants you to understand how to implement them in your work.

Designing Key Poses
Creating character animation in 2d starts with solid posing. This week’s focus is all about strong and compelling character poses across your 2d shot. With an original character design provided by Fe Riberio, you’ll start posing your shot and preparing for a character animation.

Flexibility & Animation Tricks
In the final series of this course you’ll finalize your 2d character animation. Henrique will share his tricks of the trade in simplifying a character shot. Having done years of 2d character animation, Henrique has a host of tips and tricks you can use to help simplify this complex process.

What do our students say?

This workshop has helped hundreds of motion designers improve their traditional animation skills. We’ve got years worth of happy students who found this workshop to be the breakthrough they were looking for.

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Henrique Barone, 2D Artist & Animator
Henrique Barone is an animator currently living and working in Vancouver, BC. Formerly at Giant Ant, he is now freelancing and has worked on projects for clients such as Slack, Toms & Costa. He is passionate about art and design and hopes this course can serve as a valuable resource for you. Henrique’s background in animation, in a motion design context, serves as a useful set of insights for the students of the course. Learning how to integrate solid character animation into your work is essential for motion designers.

Who is this course for?

Motion Designers
AE Character Animators
Anyone struggling to level up their character animation skills.

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