Watch the best 3D animation student work taught pro animators from Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks from the original online animation school.
Professional previs artist Bao Er Ho shares highlights from her career as well as key things you should know about previsualization.
Fun Fact: Before Kevin was an animator he was a doctor and a neuroscientist! Since becoming an...
Pro animator Jason Martinsen shows us his workflow and walks us through a live animation demo in this webinar recap.
To learn more about the short film process, we sat down with the animators behind Snip, a brand new animated short. These talented animators are Animation Mentor alumni, and we’re very proud of them. Read on to hear how they brought our Stella and Stan rigs to life!
Animation homages aren’t a problem if you use them infrequently, but it’s important to keep your work fresh and creative. Read on to learn the top 5 clichés to look out for!
We chatted with Creatures alumna Natalia Falowksa about her work on The Lion King and her time at two large VFX studios. Read on to hear about her school experience, career advice, and favorite Guardians of the Galaxy character.
Watch the 2019 showcase from the first online animation school, Animation Mentor! This year we have 19 shots from students in 13 different countries.
I love my job. I get to see students—who have a massive desire and passion to tackle their...
Hey kids and kids at heart! Ever wonder what happened to your favorite Saturday morning cartoons? Anne Choi takes a nostalgic look back at the evolution of classic cartoon favorites.
Basically, the idea is this—if you nail the timing and posing of the body (hips, torso, etc), then...
A "moving hold” is basically just a way to have your character hold a key pose for a long time...
The difference between appealing and unappealing animation isn’t limited to subject; what matters is how you present ideas, concepts, and emotional highs/lows to the audience. Learn about Appeal from Disney Toon Studios animator Ethan Hurd!
Think you don’t need drawing skills as a 3D animator? Think again! Jay Jackson explains how drawing skills are essential for every animation style and shares some insider tips.
EXAGGERATION! Learn more from pro Dana Boadway-Masson about how you can use this principle to become a better animator in a BIG and BOLD way.
Good secondary action energizes your shots and marks the difference between being a competent animator and an entertaining visual storyteller. Learn how you can use this principle to become a better animator from pro Kevin Koch.
We’re covering the 12 Basic Principles of Animation one principle at a time. Now we’re on principle 7, which is Arc! Find out why you need to know about it, what it looks like, and how to use it to improve your own animation.
Today we’re taking it sloooow with number 6 of the 12 Basic Principles of Animation: Slow In and Slow Out. Find out how to use it to improve your animation.
What does Isaac Newton have to do with your latest animated project? Learn all about it with Drew Adam’s post on Follow-through and Overlapping Action.
Staging is a powerful tool that can inform an audience about character and narrative! Here are 3 essential tips on staging that will help you be a better animator.
The next Basic Principle of Animation is antici…pation! Learn what it is, why you need it, and how to use it to improve your animation!