Masters of Motion

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Course Overview Video

This collection is PACKED with lessons from the entertainment industry's finest 2D FX animators.
Come see what they've got prepared for you.

 

What's Included

Lessons + Source Files

 

Intro to Adobe Animate CC

Not your typical intro: just open up the latest version of Adobe Animate, and start animating right away! (also available free on YouTube) 

FX Artist: Jason Keyser
Instructor: Jason Keyser
 

Intro to Toon Boom Harmony

Because Harmony is used throughout the course (and the industry), you won't want to miss these videos! (also available free on YouTube) 

FX Artist: Maginpanic
Instructor: Maginpanic

Line Wiggle

Got artist’s block? Learn a handy warmup technique, focusing on free-flowing straight-ahead animation for whenever you need to loosen up!

FX Artist: Jason Keyser
Instructor: Jason Keyser

Blip

Train your brain to create & animate negative shapes (or cavitations) that you will use to eat away a variety of effects later lessons.

FX Artist: Jason Keyser
Instructor: Jason Keyser

Sparkle

So shiny! Learn the importance of timing variation when it comes to the simple rays that grow and shrink at offset times.

FX Artist: Jason Keyser
Instructor: Jason Keyser

Abstract Zips

Play around with perspective and shape, while applying a few other foundational principles, to piece together an exciting composition!

FX Artist: Jason Keyser
Instructor: Jason Keyser

Fireball

Create a dynamic flow in your animation, allowing each shape to blend into the next along an organic path with satisfying and zippy timing.

FX Artist: Jason Keyser
Instructor: Jason Keyser

Banner/Hair

Animating appealing and believable waves traveling along is a fundamental prerequisite for making satisfying and dynamic FX.

Goo Orb

Learn how to make a circle feel like a sphere by using the illusion of three-dimensional goo sliding and rising up around the form.

FX Artist: Matthieu Petit
Instructor: Jason Keyser

Toxic Avatar

Learn to create sickly magical sludge rising from below. Then learn how to leverage smart reuse to populate a scene with repeated effects.

FX Artist: Matthieu Petit
Instructor: (Coming Soon)

Spiral Smoke Poof

Once you know how air currents work, you can begin having fun messing around with them! Play with vortices in this burst of dust.

FX Artist: Matthieu Petit
Instructor: Tom de Vis

Wind Avatar

Learn all about how air currents kick up dust that billows and expands outward, with a satisfying dissipation of subtle wisps.

FX Artist: Matthieu Petit
Instructor: Tom de Vis

Holy Avatar

Call upon the powers of heaven to create an angelic flash of radiating light. You’ll use a variety of techniques to pull it off!

FX Artist: Matthieu Petit
Instructor: (Coming Soon)

Flame Loop

There are infinite ways to animate fire. Take your pick from a few different styles and techniques to approach the flame, or try them all!

Directional Fire

Learn how to bend fire to your will, making it rush outward, then catching air currents and dissipating into a series of interesting shapes.

FX Artist: Matthieu Petit
Instructor: Tom de Vis

Flame Avatar

This lesson is ambitious! Learn to maintain the balance of a large scope and satisfying motion in every detail. Believe, and it is possible!

FX Artist: Matthieu Petit
Instructor: (Coming Soon)

Water Fling

Because various types of airborne liquid are a mainstay in 2D FX, you’ll get a lot of value from referring back to this lesson often.

FX Artist: Chris Graf
Instructor: Jason Keyser

Water Splash

Learn the mechanics of the classic water splash, reimagined with a slick style suited for modern games, films & TV shows.

Water Wave

Creating a beautiful, believable, and dynamic wave of water is no simple task. Like surfing the wave, this will take determination & focus!

Explosion

Make a satisfying explosion in a modern and appealing style that is production-ready, built for reuse across a wide array of situations.

FX Artist: Daniel Elder
Instructor: Daniel Elder

Heart Bubbles

You're going to love this charming tutorial. Learn how this highly reusable asset leverages snappy timing to delight the senses.

FX Artist: Matthieu Petit
Instructor: Tom de Vis

FX Logo Animation

In this special breakdown lesson series, you'll see step-by-step how a 2D FX master maximizes the excitement of an effect for a slick logo introduction.

FX Artist: Julien Pingault
Instructor: Julien Pingault (french VO)

Electric Burst

Learn how to make an impact that hits hard with a pulse of electricity. It's a combination of a sharp hit followed by static remnants.

FX Artist: Guillaume Degroote
Instructor: Guillaume Degroote

Electric Bolt

A lightning bolt can be exaggerated and changed into a style far from its natural form, and still be recognizable. How far can you push it?

 

Electric Avatar

Combine every size of electricity: small zaps, medium arcs, and large bolts into an epic sequence of power overwhelming!

FX Artist: Matthieu Petit
Instructor: (Coming Soon)

Check out the other lessons in the Tradigital 2D FX Bundle

Post Process Pizazz

What's the next step after making solid animation and appealing drawings? Turning them into some seriously epic cinematic marvels!

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Game Dev Deep Dive

This collection of lessons is all about merging 2D FX with high-end 3D assets. Learn how to get it done in a working production pipeline.

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