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Johannes Fast - Johanimation, 2D Animator

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16 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The 12 Principles of Animation

    • 3. The Tools: Adobe Animate

    • 4. Exporting an Animated GIF

    • 5. Animating Boiling Text: Theory

    • 6. Animating Boiling Text: Practice

    • 7. Animating a Bouncing Ball: Theory

    • 8. Animating a Bouncing Ball: Practice

    • 9. Animating Liquid Text: Theory

    • 10. Animating Liquid Text: Practice

    • 11. Animating Flags and Wave Motion: Theory

    • 12. Animating Flags and Wave Motion: Practice

    • 13. Animating a Walkcycle: Theory

    • 14. Animating a Walkcycle: Practice

    • 15. Your Assignment

    • 16. Conclusion

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About This Class

It's time to learn how to animate! Join animator Johannes Fast and learn how to animate in this introductory course on digital “cel” animation. This class covers the basic principles of animation and simple workflow techniques in Adobe Animate.



What we will do:

In this class you'll learn the basic animation workflow, the twelve principles of animation, how to apply them and much more! In the final part of the class, you will learn how to apply all your new found knowledge in animation, and animate your first walkcycle. 

What you can expect to get out of this class:

  • How to Animate a bouncing ball in different weights
  • How to animate text
  • How to do liquid animation
  • How to animate flags
  • How to animate a walkcycle

Who is this class for?

This class is the go to for anyone who wants to take the leap in to animation. It's aimed towards students with little or no prior experience in animation and It's great for aspiring animators trying to get into the industry, illustrators who want to animate their work, content creators who want to animate their own videos, or any creative who wants to add another tool to their toolbelt to better accommodate clients.

By the end of this course, you'll know the basics that all aspiring animators need, to start creating their first animations and you will have your first animated pieces to start your portfolio or showreel. 


A digital animation program is required for the class, preferably Adobe Animate. You'll also need a form of digital drawing tablet. A mouse will work but it will make the process a lot harder. An iPad/tablet device with an animation app also works great. 

Recommended apps and software:

  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Rough animator (iPad)
  • Calipeg (iPad) 
  • Flipaclip (Apple/Android)

Instagram Feature:

Every two weeks a pick a few of my favourite student projects across my classes to be featured on my instagram. If you wan't a chance to get featured, post your work in the student community and tag your instagram. And if you share your work on instagram or twitter, tag @johanimation so I can see it! 

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