Traditional Animation: How to Create Smoke Effects

Johannes Fast, Traditional Animator / Motion Designer

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14 Lessons (1h 37m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:13
    • 2. What is Cel Animation?

      3:47
    • 3. The Theory of Smoke Pt.1

      2:44
    • 4. The Theory of Smoke Pt.2

      1:52
    • 5. Animating a Smoke Trail

      7:35
    • 6. Animating a Smoke Cloud

      13:28
    • 7. Animating a Smoke Loop

      13:52
    • 8. Drawing Over Live Action Pt.1

      14:37
    • 9. Drawing Over Live Action Pt.2

      10:16
    • 10. Bonus! Smoke Shortcut

      3:34
    • 11. Conclusion

      0:44
    • 12. Personalized Feedback Pt.1

      9:43
    • 13. Personalized Feedback Pt.2

      4:32
    • 14. Personalized Feedback Pt.3

      8:04
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Project Description

ASSIGNMENTS

During this class you will get several assignments to practice your animation, including: 

  • Animating a simple smoke trail
  • Animating a smoke cloud
  • Animating a looping smoke cloud
  • Animating smoke on live action footage
  • Animating a smoke trail in After Effects

For each assignment I want you to apply what has been taught in previous lessons to your own animation. 

When you’ve completed an assignment, I'd like you to post it in the project gallery for me and your fellow students to see! And don’t forget to ask me or your classmates for help if you’re stuck.

FEEDBACK VIDEO

After 1-2 months I will select a few student projects to give personalized feedback to. This video will then be uploaded at the bottom of the video list. Please upload your work as soon as possible if you want a chance to maximize your learning! 

 

INSTAGRAM FEATURES

Every two weeks I will pick 3 of my favourite animations from across my classes to be feature on my instagram!

Please write your instagram name in your post if you'd like to have a chance to be featured. 

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