Introduction to 2D Animation with TVPaint

A course by Kultnation , Artist and director of animated projects

Artist and director of animated projects. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined June 2019

Learn traditional animation secrets to create fresh, 100% digital animated clips

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 92% positive reviews (24)
  • 1005 students

Learn traditional animation secrets to create fresh, 100% digital animated clips

A course by Kultnation

Despite the emergence of new technologies in the animation scene, the classics are as relevant as ever. Traditional animation, which is done frame by frame, has gone from paper to computers, thanks to new software that takes the best from the manual process and marries it with the horsepower that the digital world has to offer. This way artists can create animations in an easy, fast, and versatile way.

In this Domestika course, you’ll learn how to do traditional animation using TVPaint, a French software based on bitmap technology, with the help of director of animated projects Vinny Morales, more commonly known as Kultnation. You’ll animate a boxing scene from the storyboard, working on the layout, the rough animation, and the cleanup, and then finishing up with the colorization and postprocessing of your piece.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 26 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 92% positive reviews (24)
  • 1005 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 39m)
  • 26 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You’ll create a ten-second animation, which you’ll be able to add to your portfolio or upload to your favorite social network.

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, animators, and motion graphics artists interested in learning the process of creating traditional animations in a digital environment, using TVPaint.

Requirements and materials

You’ll need basic drawing skills, as well as some experience in creating 3D and 2D animations and using Adobe After Effects.

During this course, the teacher will use a computer with TVPaint and a Wacom tablet. Despite this course being focused on learning how to use TVPaint, the lessons in each unit can be easily completed using a different 2D animation software like Toon Boom Harmony or even Adobe Photoshop.


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Kultnation

A course by Kultnation

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Artist and director of animated projects

Vinny Morales, more commonly known as Kultnation, specializes in developing and animating visual concepts for animation and motion graphics projects. Throughout his career, he has designed and visually developed opening credits for movies, branding projects for TV channels, and TV ads.

Kultnation works with clients all around the globe and has given talks at festivals, such as Offf Mexico and Offf Barcelona. His work has been published and showcased at Pictoplasma Festival, the Carrillo Gil Art Museum, the Musée d’Art Contemporain du Vale de Marne, IdN Magazine and the Type Director’s Club in New York, among others.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

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

    Study and Preproduction

    • Drawing, drawing, drawing: Outside and inside P1
    • Drawing, drawing, drawing: Outside and inside P2
    • The interface and work system in TvPaint P1
    • The interface and work system in TVPaint P2
    • Drawing Systems in TvPaint P1
    • Drawing Systems in TvPaint P2
  • U3

    Animation

    • Character Sheet: Meet your character P1
    • Character Sheet: Meet your P2 character
    • Making your storyboard and animatics P1
    • Making your storyboard and animatics P2
    • First animation sketch
    • Second animation sketch
  • U4

    Wrap Up!

    • Line Clean Up and Shadows
    • Colorization and shading
    • TvPaint, After Effects and other formats
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to 2D animation with TVPaint

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  • Learn at your own pace

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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FAQs

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.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Introduction to 2D Animation with TVPaint. 3D, and Animation course by Kultnation

Introduction to 2D Animation with TVPaint

A course by Kultnation
Artist and director of animated projects. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined June 2019
  • 92% positive reviews (24)
  • 1005 students