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Animation for Beginners – Where to Begin?

One of the most frequently asked questions I encounter, almost daily, is:

“I’m interested in starting animation. Where should I begin?”

In this comprehensive guide, I aim to cover nearly everything you need to know about animation if you’re aspiring to enter the animation industry.

I will delve into fundamental animation concepts, terminology, principles, software, hardware, recommended books, and courses, and guide those interested in the animation field but might feel daunted or overwhelmed.

I will explain what animation is, and what it entails to create animated movies (whether 2D or 3D), and even offer insights into kickstarting a career within the industry.


Accessible to Learn, Challenging to Master
Today, entering the world of animation is more accessible than ever.

Software is becoming more affordable (some are even free), and modern computers can handle many basic animation tasks, particularly in 2D.

The caveat, however, is that while anyone can commence animating right away, becoming a proficient animator still demands time and practice.

The encouraging part is…
You don’t need to reach Disney-level animation skills to produce impressive animations.

You can commence with small, simple projects progressively refine your skills, and develop your unique style. You don’t even need to be an exceptional artist.

We have a dedicated course designed to teach you the fundamental principles of animation, ensuring you have a solid foundation before diving into animation. It’s the one right below:
Animation Foundations Course
Learn the essential principles of character animation, including an overview of animation types, essential terminology, and the 12 animation principles. If you’re just starting and want to ensure your basics are strong, this course is the ideal starting point.

Table of Contents:

  • – What is Animation
    – Terminology
    – The 12 Principles of Animation
    – Animation Types
    – Animation Process
    – Software
    – Hardware
    – Recommended Books
    – Courses
    – Entering the Industry
    – Tools and Resources


Requirements: Smartphone/Computer

Course Fee: #10,000 ($15)
Duration: Self-Paced
Language: English

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