We’re happy to announce our newest animation course – Moho Animation! A complete course to creating professional 2D animation using Moho animation software.
We’ve designed this course to be tailored specifically for aspiring animators, or professional animators transitioning from a different program.
Moho Pro is an incredibly robust professional-grade animation software, and can do pretty much anything in the realm of 2D vector animation. We’ve brought an amazing 2D animator to take you through this amazing journey, and I truly believe he created one of the best Moho animation courses out there.
This massive 38 video lessons course (spanning over five and a half hours) is all you need to get started animating with Moho.
What is Moho?
Moho, formerly known as Anime Studio, is a 2D animation software made by Smith-micro. Moho’s main selling point is its
ability to easily build and animate with rigged puppet characters.
It’s particular balance of ease of use and powerful features makes it a popular option for hobbyists, and while it’s not an industry standard yet, it has been used on some major productions. Most notably Cartoon Saloon used Moho to create their Oscar nominated feature films Song of the Sea, and The Breadwinner.
Moho is currently on Moho 13, which is what we’ll be using for this course. There are two versions of Moho: Moho Pro, and Moho Debut.
We highly recommend Moho Pro. The key features that I think make the Pro version worth the upgrade are smart bones and smart warp. A big part of our lessons on rigging characters will focus on the powerful ways you can enhance your character rigs with these features.
There’s also things like size limits and 3D objects support that make Pro much better suited for doing serious animation work.
What will you learn?
We’ll start by going over the Moho interface, learning about setting up a Moho project, some of the key panels, different types of layers, and the animation timeline.
Before getting into animation, we’ll learn how to use the vector drawing tools in Moho. We’ll cover freehand drawing, gradients and masks.
We’ll spend a decent amount of time covering different animation tools and methods. We’ll learn about keyframes, easing types, using motion graphs and even different types of bones.
Rigging a Character
We’ll rig a complete character from scratch. We’ll import the artwork for the character and construct an entire bone system that can be manipulated for animation. That includes character turns, facial controls and lip syncing switches.
Animating a Scene
When our character is ready for animation, we’ll set up our scene. We’ll sketch the key poses with hand drawn animation, then bring in a 3D model for the environment and animate our prepared Moho rig until we have a completed animated shot.
Exporting & Effects
When our animation is ready, we’ll learn how to refine the look of our scene by adding particle effects, depth of field, and camera motion. We’ll then export our scene from Moho to get our final video output.
When can you buy it and how much will it cost?
The course comes out on Tuesday September 22nd, and it will launch at a discounted price for the first 3 days. After that the price will go up and will never drop again.
The prices upon launch will be as follows:
Basic Package: includes just the course | $49 (will go up to $67)
Pro Package: includes the course + Animation Foundations | $67 (will go up to $97)
Master Package: includes the course + Animation Foundations + Storyboarding Foundations + Animation for Beginners ebook | $97 (will go up to $147)
If you’re at all interested in learning Moho, make sure to get the course when it launches next week to get the special launch price!