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03-17-2011, 09:30 PM
Animation Academy will be an Mangatutorials run study guide for those interested in animation. Classes will be held every week to every two weeks depending on how long they run.

How this will work:
A teacher will make a thread containing the subject the class will cover that week. Classes will start out simple and get more advanced along the way.



Previous Class:

Current Class:

Future Class:

Let me know if you're interested.

03-18-2011, 12:23 AM
Yeah, I'm very interested. Let me in \(>o<)/ We could use any kind of software, right? I'm using Flash to make all my art and animation (I want to use some other more advanced software, but my old notebook is simply... too old).

03-18-2011, 10:57 AM
I'd like to learn. C:
Software at hand: Flash.
Animation experience: practically nil.

03-18-2011, 01:32 PM
I'm interested. I'm going to school for animation, but it's taking forever for me to reach the actual animation related classes. xD

03-18-2011, 05:30 PM
Awesome guys. I didn't think there would be so many people that would be willing to join so soon. 8D

You can use any program in this journey of learning. I most likely do some hand drawn animations and some digital animation. I probably won't hit points as well as an animation school, but I can hit most of the ones that I have learned from across the board. Expect to see some stuff that you will want to learn more about on your own. Feel free to give me some ideas of what you guys want to learn.

03-19-2011, 10:28 PM
Right now, I have difficulty drawing hair/cloth blown by winds. This kind of animation is over-used since lots of intro and ending/credit features that one. Perhaps it's rather easy to make it, but to make a nice one is really hard.

03-20-2011, 04:18 PM
Alright. I'll try to cover that. I'm working on getting the examples finished for the first class, so expect it to be ready this week and have it run into next week.

03-21-2011, 11:25 AM
Cool. I'm looking forward to it!

Er, I also posted (http://www.mangatutorials.com/index.php?do=/rio/blog/animation-class-with-jaidurn/)it in the blog - hope you don't mind. C:

03-21-2011, 06:00 PM
I'd like to join. ^^ I'm using Flash 8.

03-21-2011, 06:05 PM
I'd like to join as well. C:

03-22-2011, 04:53 PM
Let me in too!

I always wanted to see someone teach, instead of being forced to attempt learning on my own. This might be the way to force myself out of block :D

Unfortunately I have access only to freeware software. Is it gonna hamper the progress in any way?

03-23-2011, 01:35 PM
I feel all rich. xD *has the newest version of Flash*

Can't wait for the classes to start, Jai! C:

03-23-2011, 01:54 PM
@ Sekator

I don't think it'll be a problem. I think jaidurn is going to start with good 'ol fashioned pen and paper animation. I guess we'll see later this week when he posts up the first tutorial. C:

03-28-2011, 01:58 PM
I'm working on a rough story board tutorial for you guys. I'm gonna have a normal lesson with challenges, so be prepared.

03-28-2011, 10:31 PM
Oh so many peoples... but can i join too, my school is hopeless with animation courses. Thanks :D

03-29-2011, 09:41 AM
Woooah, almost missed that. Me in too please? Pwetty pwetty please. Soundsss fun and useful ^.^

03-29-2011, 10:02 AM
My eyes are yours!

03-30-2011, 10:06 AM
Woah rad. New people to the max. I am so happy you are all willing to join. I'll be posting the tutorial today when I get home from school :3 I hope you are all ready!

03-30-2011, 03:48 PM
Bring it on, teach! People want your knowledge! =>

03-30-2011, 10:05 PM
Enlist me as a student! I have a program called Pencil for animating if that makes anything different.

03-30-2011, 10:18 PM
Oh yeah, in case anyone wants a FREE software to make animation (animation only, no coloring or other features like Flash), you could try downloading "Plastic Animation". It was a $700 software but now made free by the developer, so no harm to try it (only 5 MB big). Oh, and it's not a resource hog either, since my Pentium 4 2.6 GHz with 512 MB RAM and no dedicated video card could run it easily.

Since I get this information from our fellow MT user, I'll give you the link to his thread -> http://www.mangatutorials.com/forum/showthread.php?206-Plastic-Animation-Paper-Free-animation-program

04-01-2011, 11:12 AM
yeah.... I kinda wanted to ask what type of animation will we be dealing with here? Paper? 3D? 2D? digital? D:

04-02-2011, 02:06 PM
In these classes we shall deal with 2D Digital and 2D Traditional. I hope to get my laptop fixed so I can get the tutorial up on Sunday. For now we shall have an introduce yourself thread.

04-03-2011, 08:06 AM
I'm joining too. I am hopelessly behind on animation :l Maybe if I do this I can learn some pixel art too.

04-04-2011, 11:16 AM
Oooo - I love pixel art. I just came across a really cool pixel tutorial a couple of days ago: Kawaii Hannah Pipxel Tutorials (http://www.kawaiihannah.com/pixelart/view/pixeltutorials/). Check it out!

04-08-2011, 12:40 PM
Hi there! I have been doing animation for about.. hrm.. 3 years now? I believe I have gotten quite good at it. (I use Easy Toons and Pivot.) I would like to have help in taking it abit further though. So I would like to join as a student. Also: IF Jaidurn deems me good enough, I would be more than happy to do some lessons as well.

04-08-2011, 08:00 PM
Rabbid, show me some of your work!

04-09-2011, 02:59 AM
Jaidurn, sent you a message :)

05-02-2011, 05:48 AM
Sorry that I haven't been on, I got really sick, and got swamped with work.

05-02-2011, 11:08 AM
Glad to hear you're better! What's the next step, sensei?

05-02-2011, 11:22 PM
I'll be writing up some walking and running animation tutorials. :)