Learning paths

Animation Fundamentals Training

If you’re new to our industry and looking to build a solid and broad foundation, then we recommend exploring our selection of animation foundation courses to give you the skills you need to find your place in the industry. 

This can also be a chance to dip your toe in the waters of Motion Design with our free courses.

Mentorship

Learn 2D Animation

Our most popular class is a 9-week mentorship that brings you up to speed through professionally guided animation fundamentals training. This interactive experience will go in-depth on what it really takes to be a professional motion designer. Learn along with dozens of other classmates and create original work you can use in your portfolio.  

A 9 week mentorship to help you master animation principles and the workflow of animating with Adobe After Effects. You will spend your time animating and learning to animate complex scenes using Adobe After Effects, with both vector and pixel-based assets.

Chat, design and animate LIVE

Come bring questions or just hang out and make art, and animation with us during our weekly office hours live sessions.

Courses

Learn Motion Design

Our courses are designed to skip over needless information and teach you the techniques and principles you need to thrive. These in depth courses exist to help artists flourish in their careers. We encourage hands on learning in every course and portfolio building is at the heart of our mission.

Michael Jones Portrait

Michael Jones

FREE

Are you new to the field of motion design? Then this online course is designed for you. This will provide you with an overview of the disciplines you need to study to master motion design.

We’ll look at animation and design principles and how they relate to motion design. We’ll also get you up and running with project files and software demos.

Michael Jones Portrait

Michael Jones

FREE

This course is dedicated to getting motion designers up to speed on using Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator.

This course will cover drawing, digital painting, mixed media design, flat vector illustrations, and more.

Impossible Acoustic Portrait

Impossible
Acoustic

FREE

Great motion needs great sound. Learn how sounds are made, what makes good sound design, and designing in Adobe Audition.

Training from the team at Impossible Acoustic will show you the best practices and techniques to create and mix sound design to your visuals.

Kenny Routt Irene Rofail

Kenny & Irene

FREE

The purpose of this course is to help you understand the process of Observational Drawing & Painting. This can help you improve dramatically with form, perspective, value, and color. Motion Designers who want to improve their Art Foundation should consider getting out their paintbrushes and following along.

The Basics

If you’re totally new to Motion Design, then these online animation foundation courses are just for you. Our goal with free courses is to give a broad introduction to the relevant concepts, techniques and tools used in Motion Design. A great starting point for any new artist.

Resources

Resources, Scene Files & Rigs

Dig into our collection of resources to help you create work or simply experiment and be inspired.

MoGraph Mentor

$79
$79

Handcrafted, drag-and-drop design assets across media types. This Studio Art Asset Pack is for any motion designer who loves that mixed-media style.

– 700+ High-Quality Assets
– Animated Loop
– 11 Media Categories
– Ready for After Effects, Photoshop, and C4D

Remington
Markham

FREE

Start practicing your 3d character animation skills with this free, premium blender character rigs.

Michael Jones Portrait

Michael Jones

FREE

Practice 3d character animation with these free, premium rigs made for Cinema 4d. These rigs will help you work your way from simple, to more complex. Bo, the ball, is rigged for advanced squash and stretch controls. Iggy, our bi-ped ball, is rigged for more advanced poses with tons of controls.

Remington
Markham

FREE

Bring your MoGraph Renders to the next level with our free MoGraph Texture Pack!It includes 33 free textures and 6 patterns to mix up your textures.

Blog

Blog & Tutorials

Explore our blog and tutorials to learn more motion design tips, tricks, and news.

Tips and Tricks for Promoting Your Artwork

Tips and Tricks for Promoting Your Artwork

The more eyes you can get on your art, the more likely you’ll find success. Discover some different tips and tricks for promoting your artwork.

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Understanding the 12 Basic Principles of Animation

Understanding the 12 Basic Principles of Animation

The intrinsic nature of what does and does not work in animation can be hard to pin down. Learn how understanding the 12 basic principles of animation can help.

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Essential Steps To Becoming a Successful Animator

Essential Steps To Becoming a Successful Animator

Becoming an animator allows you to use your creative abilities to bring a limitless amount of stories to life. While it can take time and …

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Tips on How To Make Your Animations More Realistic

Tips on How To Make Your Animations More Realistic

Many animators struggle to bring their creations to life when attempting to instill realism in their work. If you’d like to make your animations appear …

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Top Animation Software To Use for Beginners

Top Animation Software To Use for Beginners

Starting on the path to becoming an animator can seem intimidating at first. However, with the right tools, you can simplify the animation process to …

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The Core Elements of Quality Visual Storytelling

The Core Elements of Quality Visual Storytelling

Telling a tale is the root of visual animation. Discover the core elements of quality visual storytelling and what to remember when you’re designing your world.

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