How to Create Cartoon Animation | After Effects & Illustrator Workflow Tutorial

Creating cartoon or traditional animation can be a very exciting project to work on! However, there are two major skillsets you need to know. How to design vector graphics and how to do animation. This requires the software of After Effects and Adobe Illustrator. This Cartoon animation tutorial will help get you jump started in the middle of animation.

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50 réponses
  1. commodore256
    commodore256 dit :

    If it’s a vector cutout puppet, it’s not traditional. Cutout animation is a recent thing and it really started in south park.

    Traditional=Hand drawn. the 12 Laws of Animation, People call them "Principles", but they’re laws.

    Squash & Stretch, Anticipation, Staging, Straight Ahead Action & Pose to Pose, Follow Through & Overlapping Action, Slow In & Slow Out, Arcs, Primary & Secondary Action, Timing & Spacing, Exaggeration, Solid drawing and Appeal. Why is it most people that teach "traditional animation" online can’t animate on paper? Not to say you shouldn’t use tools, tools are useful, but you shouldn’t be a tool of your tool. There are actual traditional animators that use a Wacom and TVPaint, but their most important skills are in hand drawn animation, not in TV Paint, so if they were stuck in the 1950’s, they could probably work for Disney, they’re skilled in doing animation, not moving puppets around. Today’s Cutout puppet animators wouldn’t even been good enough for Hanna-Barbera at their cheapest.

  2. Isaura avalon
    Isaura avalon dit :

    fun video but I have to say a little complex for starters. I am gonna google more about after effects first, maybe then it’ll make more sense:)

  3. S.C. 2017
    S.C. 2017 dit :

    I’m a highschooler and I really wanted to be a professional animator in the future.Seeing how complicated things are when animating,I sometimes think to myself "Can I even get to the point where it is just a piece of cake to me?" This is making me frustrated every time I think about it. Right now all I can do is watch and watch.

  4. XxTownGamersxX
    XxTownGamersxX dit :

    This is not exactely a traditional animation.

    Traditional animation is drawn frame by frame, Disney used that technique a lot…

  5. BANTO
    BANTO dit :

    Will this help me to use because Adobe Photoshop CC that we animate with my school project lags a ton and makes it a bit frustrating to keep animating in and uses 24GB of my 32GB RAM !
    Seems Adobe Photoshop only uses about 1 core for animation so it lags like crazy and my animation is only 15 sec long


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