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provides pre-made cartoon characters, background art, props, video tutorials and more
Video Tutorials
animation tutorials which are jam-packed with phenomenal techniques and secrets
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useful informations in the animation industry
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through the blog and different podcast, they try to educate students and professionals
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Raluca Teodora Feresteanu
An essential book for novice animators, that explains the principles of animation in depth, showing their importance and how to use them.
Edward Muybridge
true action shots cover 34 different animals and birds in 132 characteristic motions
Shamus Culhane
covers every aspect of film animation, from basic mechanics to giving creativity full play
Richard Williams
secrets of the masters with hundreds of drawings for animators
Tony White
a complete course on the principles and techniques of drawn animation
Preston Blair
how to develop a cartoon character, create dynamic movement, and coordinate dialog with action
Eric Goldberg
classic animation techniques are analyzed and brought to life through this unique book
Peter Lord and Brian Sibley
complete instructions for making a 3D animated film
George Maestri
essential information grounded in the basics of traditional cell-animation
George Maestri
the basics of character animation techniques such as walk cycles and lip sync
George Maestri
more advanced character animation techniques
George Maestri
instruction on the theory and practice of foundation techniques such as rigging, walk cycles, and lip sync
Mark Simon
includes more than 2500 photographs of 50 faces, men and women
Alex Kayser
a fascinating exercise in how we read faces and human identity
Eric Luhta and Kenny Roy
provides the tips and tools to help you create high quality animation in the most efficient way possible
Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston
explains what made Disneys style unique and features original sketches and drawings
Kyle Clark & Michael Ford
comprehensive set of processes and procedures for animating characters in the digital environment
Pepe Valencia & Jeremy Cantor
step-by-step instructions, with colorful images, about all aspects of creating a digital short film
Wayne Gilbert
excellent reference book for artists who need to design character action for animation
Kit Laybourne
illustrated with frame grabs, production stills, and diagrams for animators
Gary Faigin
a guide for capture facial expressions created by individual facial muscles
Edward Muybridge
precise images with people running, walking, leaping, twisting, throwing and many other activities
Frank Thompson
this book tells the true story of the film, highlighting his art and the vision
Angie Jones and Jamie Oliff
how to use traditional animation techniques and principles with the computer generated animation
Harold Whitaker & John Halas
this classic text teaches you all you need to know about the art of timing and its importance in animation
John Lasseter and Steve Daly
behind the scenes look at the whole incredible process of Toy Story
Motion Gallery
over 300,000 clips, including a spectacular range of HD content spanning a huge variety of subjects
Motion Gallery
great references for animals, nature, humans and more
Poses Gallery
variety of poses for nude sketching
Motion Gallery
a great motion library with a lots of animals and people
Poses Gallery
great poses to inspire you
Online Courses
the premiere online school for learning 3D animation, modeling and rigging
Online Courses
Courses in 3D Character Animation and Creature Animation
2D Training
online 2D & 3D animation informations , tutorials, samples, guides, downloads, animation works
Online Courses
offers students an opportunity to learn from professionals currently working in the field of animation
Online Courses
animation and VFX classes taught by industry professionals
Information and Resources
animation articles, animation news, animation book reviews, video game reviews and more
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Spanish school for animation
Online Courses
classes are taught by professional animators working in feature animation, the reviews are life
Video Tutorials
great tutorials and webinars for beginners to advance animators
Video Tutorials
video tutorials, full-length lectures chock-full of tips and tricks to make you a better animator
Online Courses
a fantastic school with strong educational programs
Motion Capture Files
accurate, affordable mocap and also some free mocap data
Motion Capture Files
The Mega MoCap V2 collection contains 500 motion-capture files
Motion Capture Files
Dragon Flying BVH
Motion Capture Files
The Motion Capture Library is free to the public and meant for educational purposes only