Loop Animation with Mixed Illustration Techniques

A course by Itsacat&Goodog
Illustrator and Motion Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2020
, Illustrator and Motion Designer

Learn to bring your illustrations to life through 2D and 3D animation

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (53)
  • 1040 students

Learn to bring your illustrations to life through 2D and 3D animation



Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (53)
  • 1040 students
  • 27 lessons (6h 47m)
  • 36 additional resources (17 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Explore what 2D and digital animation have to offer and create an expressive piece filled with character. This is the mission of illustrator Catarina Alves and motion designer Jonas Nunes, founders of the studios Itsacat and Goodog respectively. Together they produce animations for important clients like Amazon, BMW, Nike, Nestlé, and Torres.

In this course, learn to produce a loop animation combining 2D and 3D techniques. With Catarina and Jonas as your guides, discover all the tools necessary to illustrate, animate, model, and transform various creative languages into one unique animation.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Take off
  • U3
    U3. Flight
  • U4
    U4. Landing
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin this journey by getting to know the brains behind Itsacat and Goodog.tv., illustrator Catarina Alves and motion designer Jonas Nunes. They share their main artistic influences and more detailed information about the final project.

Jonas explains the twelve principles of animation to bear in mind while composing your final piece. Catarina shows you the programs she uses to illustrate and helps you do some initial sketches using Procreate. Compose a storyboard in Photoshop along with a style frame to define your piece's graphic style.

Now get ready to spread your wings! With Jonas as your copilot, set to work designing a 3D character. Bring your creation to life with textures and lighting in Cinema 4D and Photoshop. He teaches you how to build an animation from scratch using your storyboard, before moving on to the retouching and rendering.

Take a look at how to combine 2D and 3D effects in After Effects. Now it's over to Catarina to show you how to make basic adjustments and how to use effects such as displace, chromatic aberration, warp, and texture loop. To wrap things up, she'll give you some key tips for finding your feet in the world of animation.

What is this course's project?

Create a loop animation combining 2D and 3D elements.

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, designers, artists, and anyone looking to broaden their knowledge of 2D and 3D animation and bridge these two worlds to bring a one-of-a-kind piece to life.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of 2D and 3D animation in Photoshop, Cinema 4D, After Effects, or similar, is essential for this course.

In terms of materials, all you need is a computer with access to these programs.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


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Itsacat&Goodog

A course by Itsacat&Goodog

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Illustrator and Motion Designer

Catarina Alves is an illustrator, designer, and founder of the creative studio Itsacat. Jonas Nunes is a motion designer, 2D and 3D animator, and the brains behind Goodog.tv. productions.

Together they form the mixed-media duo Itsacat & Goodog to work on illustration and animation projects, as well as producing ad campaigns and original social media pieces for names like Amazon, BMW, Nike, Nestlé, SEAT, Torres, and more.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Take off

    • Animation Principles
    • Course tools
    • From idea to sketch 1
    • From idea to sketch 2
    • Storyboard
    • Layout 1 - Part 1
    • Layout 1 - Part 2
    • Layout 2 - Part 1
    • Layout 2 - Part 2
  • U3

    Flight

    • Modeling
    • Lighting and texture 1
    • Lighting and texture 2
    • Preparation for animation 1
    • Preparation for animation 2
    • Animation 1
    • Animation 2
    • Animation 3
    • Animation 4
    • Animation 5
    • Render and export
  • U4

    Landing

    • Merging between 2D and 3D 1
    • Merging between 2D and 3D 2
    • Merging between 2D and 3D 3
    • Last adjustments and export
    • Professional Tips
  • FP

    Final project

    • Loop Animation with Mixed Illustration Techniques

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Loop Animation with Mixed Illustration Techniques. 3D, Animation & Illustration course by Itsacat&Goodog

Loop Animation with Mixed Illustration Techniques

A course by Itsacat&Goodog
Illustrator and Motion Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (53)
  • 1040 students