Visual, Written and Performing Arts

Applying the Foundations of Animation

In 21 Foundations of Animation, Dermot O’ Connor shared universal principles that artists can use to create high-quality animation in any style or medium. In this course, Dermot shares how to apply these foundational principles to create a single scene. As he covers essential techniques—from plotting arcs to squashing and stretching characters to create cartoony motion—he demonstrates how these tactics work together to create a classical animated scene. Learn how to plan out a scene with thumbnail sketches, animate key poses, loosen and smooth the animation by breaking down the action, and more.

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