Learn animation

Great animation moves us, surprises us and inspires us like no other art form can. It offers boundless creative possibilities to tell stories, visualise ideas and convey emotions in ways that everyone can understand.

Discover our animation tips, explore fundamental and specialised topics and take your creativity to the next level.

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Ultimate beginner’s guide to animation

Explore the exciting and creative world of animation with our introduction and essentials.

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The 12 principles of animation.

Discover animation fundamentals from the minds at Disney, underpinning true cinematic classics.

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Animation Key Poses

Learn core animation ‘backbones’ and how to build them, so you can bring your characters to life.

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What is Cel (Classic) Animation?

Dive into this classic, traditional style of hand-drawn animation and all it has to offer.

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What is claymation?

Explore the creative combination of stop motion and clay characters.

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What is morphing in animation?

Discover the transformation technique pioneered by memorable ‘90s blockbusters

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A guide to stop motion animation

Bringing the everyday to life, this style can result in truly characterful creations.

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How to make a walk cycle

A great place for any budding animator to start their journey. Walk - before you can run!

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Zoetrope animation

Understand one of the oldest forms of animation, created through the power of illusion.

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As a technique, animation is hugely diverse — encompassing timeless Disney characters who have become household names, magical worlds imagined in Studio Ghibli anime and well-loved claymation classics such as Wallace & Gromit. Whatever type of animation you want to learn, maximise your creative impact with our market-leading animation software.


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