Motion Design School – Frame-by-frame Handdrawn FX Tutorial Free Download

A course on drawing and animating special effects like smoke, natural phenomena and organic forms. Gain frame-by-frame animation skills essential for any software.

In this course, you will learn not just how to animate special effects, but also how to actually draw them. We will dive deep into the principles of how to animate any type of energy. Liquids, morphings, smokes, bubbles, etc.

The reasons why animators and motion designers usually fail in hand-drawn special effects

It’s too time-consuming
Compared to making motion design in After Effects, hand-drawn special effects are a time-consuming monster.

We will teach you how to draw and animate things easier and faster by using proper software and a proper animator mindset.

I don’t have a graphics tablet
Well, you should purchase one. You will most definitely need one right here in the course.

Seriously, why don’t you still have one?

I don’t know how to draw
Well, this is a great place to start. Drawing energy doesn’t require many skills, but it does require a thoughtful approach.

We will cover basic aspects of actually drawing the energy so that you are more comfortable with creating special effects.

After Effects can’t handle it
It’s true, After Effects wasn’t meant to be used as a frame by frame animation tool. Trying to make a proper hand-drawn special effect in After Effects is like trying to make a 3D illustration in 2D software.

No worries, you can use Animate, Photoshop, ToonBoom or any other software for drawing.

I’ve tried once and it was terrible
So you have tried making some hand-drawn transitions, letterings or fluids and it was horrific? Welcome to the reality of drawing things by hand.

We will help you go step by step starting from very basic elements to much more complex animations so that you will grow your confidence and make it rock.

Is this course for me?

Motion designers
WHO WANT TO GAIN A UNIVERSAL SKILL THAT WILL HELP TO SOLVE ANY KIND OF TASK
Frame-by-frame animation does not depend on software, tools or rigging. Everything will be the way you draw it. In this course, we’ll introduce you to the advanced techniques and teach you to create complex special effects.
Illustrators
WHO WANT TO BRING THEIR WORKS TO LIFE
Have nice drawing skills? You are halfway through! Some practice and the right workflow and you are almost a pro frame-by-frame animator. Reach out and grab this opportunity!

What will I learn in Frame by Frame Handdrawn FX course?
Introduction
1. Drawing effects
2. Animating energy
3. Starting scene + Liquid
4. Morphing #1
5. Smoke effects
6. Morphing #2
7. Bubbles
8. Squid animation
9. Lettering
10. Transition

Motion Design School – Frame-by-frame Handdrawn FX Tutorial Free Download

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