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Digital Animation Fundamentals

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This course is designed to introduce you to the world of digital animation using the powerful open-source software Synfig Studio. Throughout this course, you will learn the fundamentals of animation and gain hands-on experience in creating captivating 2D animations using Synfig's robust toolset. From animation principles and drawing fundamentals to keyframe and tweening techniques, this course covers various aspects of digital animation, allowing you to unleash your creativity and bring your imagination to life.

This course is designed to introduce you to the world of digital animation using the powerful open-source software Synfig Studio. Throughout this course, you will learn the fundamentals of animation and gain hands-on experience in creating captivating 2D animations using Synfig's robust toolset. From animation principles and drawing fundamentals to keyframe and tweening techniques, this course covers various aspects of digital animation, allowing you to unleash your creativity and bring your imagination to life.

Beginner

9 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated May 9, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Synfig Studio • 2D Animation
Prerequisites:
Digital Arts Fluency

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to Digital Animation

Take a step into the exciting world of digital animation, exploring the fundamental principles of animation, which is the foundation of any animated production.

Lesson 2

Drawing for Animation

Learn the art of drawing by exploring fundamental principles that will enhance character design, storyboarding, and storytelling skills to produce cohesive and imaginative artwork.

Lesson 3

Keyframe Animation

Give your digital artwork the illusion of movement through the use of keyframes and techniques such as onion skinning to create smooth and visually appealing animated sequences.

Lesson 4

Tweening Techniques

Learn how to use tweening techniques to save time when animating and to generate additional drawings between keyframes to create smooth and appealing animation.

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Kemar McInnis

Animation Lecturer

Kemar McInnis is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and an Animation Lecturer at the Vocational Training Development Institute. He teaches 3D Animation Production, Principles of 3D Animation, Character Design, Creative Coding, and Visual Effects. Previously, he worked as a Motion Graphics Designer and Animator at Television Jamaica (TVJ). Kemar also serves as the Training and Development Manager at the Jamaica Animation Nation Network.

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