Coupon & course info
Course Name: 2D Animation for Games
Subtitle: Spriter animation introduction, create a walk, run, jump, idle and shoot animation!
Instructor: Taught by Nick Sweetman, Game Graphics Teacher
Provided by: Udemy
Price: $50 (before discount)
Free coupon code: See above (no charge for coupon)
Review info & popularity
As of April 29, 2017…
Students: 5143 students enrolled
Ratings: 177 reviews
Rank: ranked #28g in Udemy Design Courses
Brief course description
This course will give you a fast crash course in animation for games and get you creating your first walk cycle within one hour in Spriter. Unique dynamic drawing exercises are included to help improve your concept of character posing. We start with the animation principles then go through the complete process of sketching a simple figure in Photoshop, to rigging and animating in Spriter.
Part 1: Nick SweetmanThis first part of the course focuses on pure animation and enables you to see the whole process from start to finish. It’s ideal for those who want a short introduction to Spriter so you can apply the knowledge straight away to your own creative game projects. Walk templates are included with the course along with the finished Spriter file. The majority of this part can be completed with a free version of Spriter and trial of Photoshop. Flash is used to explain the core principles of animation in the first exercise.
Part 2: John NightingaleExperienced Senior Animator with multiple AAA console and PC projects, John has worked on projects great and small, from Aliens Vs Predator to Harry Potter and Pixar’s Rush. During this section John breaks down his fast 2d animation workflow for creating professional quality game animations that include Jump, run, idle and shoot.
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Nick Sweetman bio
I’m a British game graphics artist and teacher with 9 years industry experience in both England and Finland at the companies Rebellion and Digital Chocolate. I have a strong knowledge of both 2d and 3d graphics pipelines and have worked in marketing, studio and operations department at Digital Chocolate. I’m also experienced with art direction and management.
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Final details for this Udemy course
Skill level: Beginner Level
Lectures: 39 lessons
Duration: 2.5 hours of video
What you get: Apply the principles of animation to a game character
Target audience: Beginners to animation, looking for a quick start to take a simple character from Photoshop to Rigging and animation in Spriter.
Requirements: No previous knowledge is required although some basics experience of Flash and Photoshop is useful but not necessary.
Access: Lifetime access
Peace of mind: 30 day money back guarantee
Availability: available online, as well as on iOS and Android
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