Core Character Animation Courses
Animation Mentor’s flagship Character Animation Courses were created by animators from Pixar Animation Studios and Industrial Light & Magic. Our proven curriculum takes students from the fundamentals to film-level character animation in 18 months, half the time of a traditional college program. With instruction from professional mentors who work in the industry, it’s no surprise that so many of our alumni have gone on to animate blockbuster movies and AAA video games. Begin your journey and become a character animator today!
Begin your character animation journey and master the basics.
Acting & Polish
Animate a shot the pros would be proud of and finish your demo reel.
Animation Mentor offers 12-week workshops with live, weekly Q&As and pre-recorded lectures taught by professional mentors.
Animate creatures and animals with guidance from pro VFX animators.
Fight or Flight
Create dynamic flight scenes and fight sequences with creatures.
3D Character Modeling
Design your own 3D character, from sketch to final model.
3D Character Modeling for Games
Prepare your 3D model for real-time games.
Our 6-week workshops are designed to be flexible and to continue your education in animation and other disciplines.
Maya Workshop: Animation Basics
Master this key software before diving into the art of animation.
2D Animation for Beginners
Learn the fundamentals of 2D Animation from a Disney legend.
Walk Cycles & Character Movement
Animate exciting and believable character movement in 2D.
for 3D Animators
Plus your animation by pushing your characters to their limits.
Quickly animate, layout, and stage shots for production.
Game Animation Fundamentals
Animate a character to play live in the Unreal Engine.
Game Animation: Combat Attacks
Create a thrilling fight sequence between characters.
Story I: Storyboarding
Learn basic storyboarding techniques and skills.
Story II: Intermediate Storyboarding
Build a story from scratch, including pitch, script, and animatic.
Learn digital painting techniques and create your own works of art.
Principles of Design
Design appealing characters using shape language and color theory.