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Pixel Art Character Animation for Video Games

A course by Daniel Benítez , Art Director

Art Director. Sevilla, Spain.
Joined October 2018

Bring your characters to life frame by frame in Pyxel Edit

  • Best seller
  • 98% positive reviews (409)
  • 14716 students
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Bring your characters to life frame by frame in Pyxel Edit

A course by Daniel Benítez

The pixel aesthetic is back with a bang thanks to artists like Daniel Benítez, a video game developer and the cofounder of Fourattic, who keeps it very much alive in his animated creations. In this online course, he teaches you the techniques and processes behind animating a video game character and its surroundings in pixel art using the Pyxel Edit tool.

If you've already taken Daniel's previous course, Introduction to Character Design in Pixel Art, go even further in this one by animating your creations frame by frame and getting to grips with concepts such as timing, anticipation, and motion blur, as well as processes such as exporting and optimizing sprite sheets.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 19 downloads

  • 98% positive reviews (409)
  • 14716 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 54m)
  • 19 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Animate a video game character, focusing on three of its most important states: waiting, walking, and attacking. Create some lightly animated surroundings using different techniques than those used for the character.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, animators, and anyone who wants to learn more about animation for video games using the pixel-art technique.

Requirements and materials

You need basic knowledge of character design and an understanding of Pyxel Edit or programs that offer a similar function such as Adobe Photoshop or Flash.


Reviews

14716 Students
409 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Daniel Benítez

A course by Daniel Benítez

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Art Director

Daniel Benítez is an art director and the cofounder of Fourattic, an independent video game studio. He has worked on video games such as Crossing Souls and Starr Mazer. He specializes in pixel art, a technique he has been developing since he started in the world of video games, in both professional and personal projects.

His latest and most ambitious creation, Crossing Souls, was born from the need to build something of his own, made purely with the players in mind. Crossing Souls is an action video game with an old-school aesthetic available on all the top platforms.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do during the course
  • U2

    Pyxel Edit: animation preparation

    • Pyxel Edit Download and Interface
    • Pyxel Edit overview for animation
    • Project Creation
  • U3

    Animation of a pixel art character and its surroundings

    • Waiting animation: what it is and its function in video games 1
    • Waiting animation: what it is and its function in video games 2
    • Waiting animation: what it is and its function in video games 3
    • Walk cycle animation: what it is and its function in video games 1
    • Walk cycle animation: what it is and its function in video games 2
    • Walk cycle animation: what it is and its function in video games 3
    • Attack animation: what it is and its function in video games 1
    • Attack animation: what it is and its function in video games 2
    • Attack animation: what it is and its function in video games 3
    • Animation of the environment: what it is and its function in video games
  • U4

    Export

    • Export Gifs and sprite sheets
  • FP

    Final project

    • Pixel Art Character Animation for Video Games

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Pixel Art Character Animation for Video Games. 3D, and Animation course by Daniel Benítez Best seller

Pixel Art Character Animation for Video Games

A course by Daniel Benítez
Art Director. Sevilla, Spain.
Joined October 2018
  • 98% positive reviews (409)
  • 14716 students