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Pensart
12-24-2013, 10:53 AM
Any tips on the best animation video tutorials / courses?
I just found out about keith Lango's animation clinic.
60+ hours of animation training
Its on sale for 99$ <- No way? yah!

118884

Does anyone know other top notch tutorials / courses?
Please let me know. Both commercial or free ones...

Animation mentor is my preferred one but helas to expensive for me.

hazmat777
12-24-2013, 11:34 AM
It sounds like you might be looking for online tutorials, but this is a great book. "Character Animation Crash Course" by Eric Goldberg. I got mine on Amazon when attending Animation Mentor. It helped a lot.

Also for online stuff http://jasonryananimation.com/ is a great low cost resource although it goes from 2D into Maya. Still like his style and approach a lot.

hazmat777
12-24-2013, 11:56 AM
Any tips on the best animation video tutorials / courses?
I just found out about keith Lango's animation clinic.
60+ hours of animation training
Its on sale for 99$ <- No way? yah!

118884

Does anyone know other top notch tutorials / courses?
Please let me know. Both commercial or free ones...

Animation mentor is my preferred one but helas to expensive for me.

I forgot these,but they are important if you are just getting started.

http://www.amazon.com/Steven-D.-Katz/e/B000APTBKU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1387911120&sr=8-1

http://www.hollywoodcamerawork.us/mc_index.html

Baba
12-24-2013, 12:42 PM
the animators survival kit, in print or on dvd. Not really 'a tutorial' but the basics any animator should know about.
and lots of practice ;D

hazmat777
12-24-2013, 05:11 PM
Another good one http://www.amazon.com/Timing-Animation-John-Halas/dp/0240521609/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387930022&sr=8-1&keywords=timing+in+animation

Pensart
12-28-2013, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the tips guy's, i'm going to start with the animators survival kit and the animation clinic. But if u get a tip on some decent video tutorials, please let me know.
Its not the first time that i animated, i can do some cool walkcycles but it's been awile. Have been inactive for a couple of years due personal stuff.
But now i'm picking up where i left, and want to advance especially in shading and animation. Especially the non technical stuff like principles, mind trick cheats etc... interests me.
Its very important how, where and when i pose your character. These things give your animation a serious boost.
Already bought Lino's tutorial serie on rigging and was really amazed by it. Also seen some nice nodal video's from rebelhill's free youtube channel.
Thinking of buying the nodal tutorials from his site. But i'm not sure if they are the same as the free ones.

GP.

Pensart
12-28-2013, 11:26 AM
Before i forget, i found a nice channel on youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/Learnmaya1?feature=watch
Most is done in Maya but you learn alot from their animation tips.

RebelHill
12-28-2013, 11:38 AM
Thinking of buying the nodal tutorials from his site. But i'm not sure if they are the same as the free ones.

They're all part of a set. As with my other tut series, the foundational basics of the topics are free on my YT, whilst the commercial extras offer up the deeper training on workflows, techniques and how to actually make use of the tools in creative ways.

Rayek
12-28-2013, 03:21 PM
Any tips on the best animation video tutorials / courses?
I just found out about keith Lango's animation clinic.
60+ hours of animation training
Its on sale for 99$ <- No way? yah!

118884

Does anyone know other top notch tutorials / courses?
Please let me know. Both commercial or free ones...

Animation mentor is my preferred one but helas to expensive for me.

I did the first 'term' of iAnimate two years ago - much more affordable than Animation Mentor - one of the best online or offline courses I ever did. Recommended. Your work is directly critiqued by professionals who work for larger animation studios (mine worked for Dreamworks at the time, and had animated a number of scenes and (main) characters in Shrek and Megamind). I had already animated once or twice, but I learned a tremendous amount in those three months. Also, having a mentor guiding your work is very valuable. Character animation is one of those things where you really need a mentor of some sorts.

Pensart
12-29-2013, 03:30 PM
Thanx Rebelhill, i have included them on my wish list.
Rayek, the Ianimate sessions look good but 2x999 per session is not exactly cheap. But thanks anyway for the tip.