As you know, my dear friends, according to tradition, at the beginning of each year we create an animated character - a symbol of the coming year, and then throughout the year we use it for learning and creating cartoons. 2018 will be the year of the dog, so we begin our «Adventures of the Yellow Dog». Go to the Downloads section of our website General-Animation.com and download our animated characters. Watch our video tutorials in the "Video lessons" section and learn how to make cartoons with us!
Dear friends! We are launching a unique New Year project! Portal General-Animation.com invites you to participate in the creation of a funny cartoon about adventures of the symbol of 2018 - Yellow Dog. With our wonderful animated video lessons, we will teach you to use modern programs for processing graphics and video and create funny cartoons. You can take part in writing the script of our movie, create cartoon characters and voice them, and of course make actual animation.
Since the coming 2018 will be the year of the dog, in our cartoon there will be many different dogs and various other funny animals. And we already have our first art work! Marina Cohn proposes to move from simple to complex, and made for the beginning the simplest model of dog Denny from the cartoon about Peppa Pig. As you can see, she even slightly refined this character - made more interesting hands, feet and tail.
So my friends - the beginning is laid: we have the first model for animation. All the models and other footage we use to create our cartoons can be found in “The Downloads” section of our portal General-Animation.com You can use it to create funny New Year cartoons and animated greeting cards. You can also create your own dogs. Send your work to us for the contest and do not forget that the most active participants will receive little incentive prizes.
Happy New Year! Looking forward to your works! Here I made a little animation to show you our dog in action.
I have long wanted that in the Udemy courses there were some means to give small practical tasks to students and then monitor their implementation. And at last such means have appeared! Udemy introduced Assignments! Now we will test this great feature. Moreover, actually we already have wonderful first assignment. In the tenth lecture of our course which is called «Your practice project» I gave you a whole collection of funny cartoon animals and offered to teach them to dance. This exactly will be our first assignment! Find in the internet beautiful background picture and make a merry concert with happily dancing animals.
It is our first animation quest. Upload your cartoon to Facebook or Youtube and send us a link to the video so that other students also can see your work and leave a comment. And then we will assemble of your numbers a big concert program.
Link to our free Udemy course https://www.udemy.com/basic-animation-in-adobe-after-effects/learn/v4/overview
As you know, I decided to publish my lessons on Udemy. And it seemed like it was a good idea - the number of my students is constantly increasing. There are already more than 3000 of them! I hope soon we will have a large, friendly international team, with which it will be possible to implement quite serious animation projects.
Now I'm thinking of adding a couple more lectures on creating your own characters (maybe 3D), and then we'll seriously engage in animation. I want to make a series of satirical cartoons on the topic of Trump (Trump against green energy, Trump and global warming, something like this). I think it should be interesting.
Less than a week since General-Animation came to Udemy, but our course already has more than 1000 students! This is a good achievement, which allows to hope for our further successful and fruitful cooperation. I think this day can be considered the birthday of General-Animation community on Udemy. So let me congratulate us all on this remarkable date and wish you continued success in your studies and business.
Sincerely yours: General-Animation
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In this new series of video tutorials I want to try “gaming technique” training – to transform study into an exciting game. It is simply amazing how many dedicated and talented people gathered at Skillshare - I propose to use these talents to create our own Skillshare Animation Studio. Let us all together make cartoons about what we're doing on Skillshare and how wonderful it is - to live each day learning something new.
Animation studio is good because everyone here can find application to his talent. If you are author and write stories, you can write scripts and dialogues for our cartoons. Artists can create characters for animation and scenery. Actors - to engage in voicing of characters, musicians - create musical accompaniment. And of course we’ll need animators, to breathe life into our characters.
To animate, in my opinion, may everybody. To teach everyone this absolutely necessary skill, we have created a series of exciting and easy to understand lessons on animation in the Adobe After Effects program, which will allow you to quickly and easily master the basic skills necessary to make animation, and begin to animate. We invite everybody to participate in the work of our animation studio - here everyone will find something occupation to his taste. Write to us at community section and offer your ideas, sign up for our classes, create your projects and let's make cartoons!
All our video tutorials you will find in the "Video Lessons" section of the main menu.
Recently I discovered SkillShare.com - a site dedicated to online training. On this site gathered thousands of passionate people for whom daily acquiring of new knowledge and skills is a vital necessity. They watch video tutorials, do themselves their own video tutorials and every day learn something new. But this is exactly our passion too! Our motto is - Not a day without new knowledge! So I decided to create my own class on SkillShare. Especially since we already have excellent tutorials on creating animation in Adobe After Effects with Eric Cartman as a guest star. So I created my own class and even got some students. Here is the link to my class on SkillShare. And now I started a new series of video lessons with new characters and a more advanced level. So anyone interested - join. We’ll make video lessons and cartoons together and may even earn some money. Here is the first lessons of my new series on creating animation in Adobe After Effects.