In this massive guide I try to cover (almost) everything you might need to know about animation if you’re trying to get into the animation industry.
I’ll cover some of the basic concepts of animation, vocabulary, principles, software, hardware, books, courses as well as some of the options for people who want to get into the animation industry, but are overwhelmed or intimidated.
I’ll go over what is animation, what it takes to make animated movies (2D or 3D), and even how to start looking for a job in the industry.
Easy to learn, hard to Master
It’s easier to get into animation today than ever before.
Software’s getting cheaper (or even free), and most modern computers can handle the more simple animation tasks (mostly 2D).
The catch is that although anyone can start animating right now, the art of animation still takes time to master.
The good news is…
You don’t need to be a Disney-grade animator to create really cool animations.
You can start small and simple and slowly develop your skills and unique style. You don’t even need to know how to draw well.
We built an entire course dedicated to understanding the basic principles of animation, so that you can cover your basics before jumping into animation. It’s this one, right below.