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Why choose Into Animation?

Animation is an amazing medium for telling stories.

It offers possibilities for bringing characters and worlds to life in ways which we could otherwise only dream of.

The endless possibilities of animation are exciting, however, even with the immense power of the internet, learning animation online can be frustrating and time consuming.

Free training on YouTube can only get you so far. It is often fragmented, bogged down with adverts, or taught by inexperienced animators.

Mentored animation courses provide professional instruction but with an eye watering price tag.

Into Animation offers another way...

A clear path to learning character animation.

Incorporating so many aspects of art, design, acting and filmmaking, 3d character animation is an exciting but complex skill to master. But, broken down in the right way, it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. 

Into Animation classes teach you everything you need to know, when you need to know it, with each class building upon the last.

These classes are designed to take a complete beginner with no animation experience and pass on the skills and knowledge used by professional animators to create believable and entertaining characters which come to life on screen.

1 - Foundations, 2 - Mechanics, 3 - Performance, Electives

Professional animation workflows.

Behind the scenes of 3D animation

Not all animation classes are taught by experienced professionals.

One of the hardest things to find when you are starting out is information about how animation is really done within a studio environment.

The methods and workflows that I demonstrate are those that I have both used and taught throughout my long career as an animator and animation director.

Flexible Learning.

Unlike traditional and online animation schools which are tied to terms with fixed start dates and durations, with Into Animation, you can start learning today and progress at a pace which suits both you and your lifestyle.

Unique characters.

Great characters are central to creating appealing animation.

All Into Animation characters are uniquely designed to provide you with the controls and flexibility you need to create appealing animation.

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Project based learning.

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Into Animation classes don’t just cover the theory.

The only way to truly learn how to animate is by putting theory into practice.

Every class features dedicated projects, carefully designed to allow you to get animating and start seeing real results as quickly as possible.

Affordable animation training.

Most animation courses are expensive. Really expensive.

Into Animation is designed to be different.

The articles on this website are provided free of charge. They will help you to get started and to decide if animation is something that you wish to pursue.

Once you are ready to learn more, Into Animation classes offer high-quality, professional, character animation training at a fraction of the cost of alternatives.

Free animation software.

There’s no point having affordable training if the software required is prohibitively expensive. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the case with the industry standard software Maya.

The Into Animation program is intentionally based around the free, open source, software Blender.

Whilst it may seem to make sense to learn the industry standard software, it’s far from essential as I explain in the article "Which software should you learn for 3D animation".

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If you’re ready to learn the art of 3D Character Animation, choose your first class and get started today!

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My goal is to make Into Animation the best place to learn animation online.

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