Why You Should Teach Your Kids Animation (Even If You Have Zero Animation Experience)

Learning new skills isn’t something children should only do at school. There’s a lot of fun interesting topics that aren’t taught at traditional (and even more modern) schools, and it’s often the parent’s job to expose their kids to new things. Homeschooling parents are knows to take control on their child’s education in a more hand-on way, but it’s not …

Spiderman into the Spider-Verse: 2D or 3D?

Every once in while an animated movie comes out that is impossible to ignore. Spiderman Into the Spider-Verse is one of those movies. It is without a doubt one of the best animated films I’ve ever seen. Apparently I’m not alone. The film won the 2019 Academy Award for best animated feature film. But what is it that made this …

Which of Our Courses Is Right for You?

As our courses library continues to expand I’ve been getting a lot of emails from people asking me which course they should get, based on their own needs. In this post I’ll address some common situations and try to answer which course is right for you. I will also write a little about each of our courses to help you …

Starting a Project with TVPaint Animation

In these 3-part video series we go over starting a project in TVPaint Animation, from storyboarding to a finished animatic. These lessons are taken from our full TVPaint Animation course. The course includes 36 HD lessons, teaching frame-by-frame animation, camera movement, 2D visual effects and much more. Part 1: Storyboarding Part 2: Publishing your storyboard Part 3: Making an animatic YouTube Tutorials are great. But… I …

The 5 Types of Animation – A Beginner’s Guide

The purpose of this guide is to take you through the intricacies of the different types of animation styles and techniques. It also shows you what path you should take, and what does that path entails, in order to become an animator based on the type you choose. This guide is not about leaning how to animate, but instead it …

Stick Figure Animation: An Animation Test

Last week I wrote about taking up the challenge and just start animating. I then realized that since work has been busy lately I forgot to do it myself. Just sit and animate something short and fun for my reel. I’ve been thinking about doing some stick figure animation for a while now, but instead of using a 2D animation program …

The Difference Between 2D and 3D animation

What is 3D Animation Compared to 2D Animation? The Core Differences

The difference between 2D and 3D animation We can all tell the difference between watching a 2D animated movie (such as Aladdin or the Little Mermaid) and a 3D animated movie (such as Toy Story or Minions). Most of us know that 3D animation is done on a computer, but what is 3D animation REALLY? In this video I’ll explain the …