Dynamic Character Animation with Blender

A course by Tonq , 3D Animator

3D Animator. Salisbury, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2021

Turn a live-action clip into a striking animation of a surreal character using Blender, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro

  • 89% positive reviews (27)
  • 2446 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Turn a live-action clip into a striking animation of a surreal character using Blender, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro

A course by Tonq

“Simply put, I love making fun, lighthearted videos for the internet to see.”

Those videos have seen 3D animator Tonq collaborate with brands including Zara, Cariuma, Carolina Herrera, and Vodafone, and have his work displayed on billboards in Tokyo and New York City. Using a technique called roto-animation, he layers digital elements over existing footage to create unique and dynamic artwork.

In this online course, Tonq teaches you how to use Blender and fSpy to simulate 3D movement in existing videos. Discover how to turn these movements into striking moving clips that feature surreal characters. Share your quirky side with unique roto-animations!

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 15 downloads

  • 89% positive reviews (27)
  • 2446 students
  • 21 lessons (4h 39m)
  • 15 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Use roto-animation techniques to turn a skate clip into a striking animation of a character.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning how to create character animations using digital tools.

Requirements and materials

Previous knowledge of Blender, and Premiere Pro is recommended.

In terms of materials, you will need a device with access to these programs as well as fSpy.


Reviews

2446 Students
27 Reviews
89% Positive ratings

Tonq

A course by Tonq

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3D Animator

Tonq is a freelance 3D animator based in Salisbury, England. He grew up in a family of creatives and has been artistic since he was a child, experimenting with everything from drawing and painting to carpentry and stained glass art. Tonq went on to study media and photography at college before discovering a passion for 3D.

He later started his Instagram account where he now shares his work with over 20K followers. He has collaborated with clients including Zara, Cariuma, Carolina Herrera, and Vodafone, and has his work displayed on billboards in Tokyo and New York City.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Finding Inspiration
    • Reference Footage for an Animation
  • U3

    Creating the Animation!

    • fSpy: Scene Building and Match Moving 1
    • fSpy: Scene Building and Match Moving 2
    • Animating the Board and Character 1
    • Animating the Board and Character 2
    • Animating the Board and Character 3
    • Animating the Board and Character 4
    • Lighting and Texturing 1
    • Lighting and Texturing 2
    • Lighting and Texturing 3
    • Character Design and Simulating 1
    • Character Design and Simulating 2
    • Character Design and Simulating 3
    • Character Design and Simulating 4
    • Rendering and Final Touches 1
    • Rendering and Final Touches 2
  • U4

    Extra Information

    • Creating Characters with Other Methods
    • General Blender Advice
  • FP

    Final project

    • Dynamic Character Animation with Blender

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Dynamic Character Animation with Blender. 3D, and Animation course by Tonq

Dynamic Character Animation with Blender

A course by Tonq
3D Animator. Salisbury, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2021
  • 89% positive reviews (27)
  • 2446 students