This is a quick beginners tutorial on cartoon animation, that guides you to your own professional produced cartoon movie on your home computer in 14 days without previous skills and experience at all for as little as $47. You can even get this money back, should you be not satisfied with the result.
TL;DR below: Quick Start
Easy Animation Software
There is some free 2d animation software around, but for a professional cartoon you should use a professional software specialized for cartoon creation that delivers nice results and is usable for beginners.
A home license for the popular all round solution Adobe Flash costs around $699, for the specialized Toon Boom Studio $329. Both are good products, but I recommend Anime Studio which has a better price/performance ratio and is targeted at beginners as well as experienced users. So you don’t have to pay that much! There are two versions, Anime Studio Debut ($49) and Anime Studio Pro ($199), for starters I recommend the debut version. You can even use it for 30 days for free before you pay.
Learn How to do Cartoon Animation
Now you have the right tool to begin with but you will need some assistance. Eric Moore provides a nice two-week course with hours of video tutorials that will show you how to start from scratch and make your own animated cartoon character and create a full cartoon movie. The course is called Animation Trainer and is downloadable for $47 (60 day money back guarantee!).
It is tailored to Anime Studio and comes with a number of Anime Studio files and templates to build upon.
Remarks on The Animation Trainer Sales Page
Eric Moore suggests to download the Anime Studio PRO trial version but Smith Micro recently changed this. As of version 8, a free trial is only available for the debut version. But this is sufficient for the course, as Eric shows you how to make the best out of Anime Studio Debut and workarounds to use it like (a) PRO!
- Purchase the Cartoon Animation Trainer
- Download the free trial version of
Anime Studio 8 DEBUT
- Follow the 2-week video course
- If you don’t intend to use Anime Studio after 30 days, cancel the order at smithmicro.com, otherwise you will be charged $49.99 (Debut) or $199.99 (Pro) for the full license