2D Video Game Character Animation has never been easier. I will show you how to animate your 2d sprite in a 7 different action movements step-by-step. This simple method includes my ultimate guide which you can easy apply to all your video game characters. After the course you will be able to draw, animate and prepare your own 2d sprite for video games like a pro. Even if you're an absolute beginner. This course includes a bonus of 5 different 2d character designs, which you can use in your video games without limitations. For this course you will need Adobe Illustrator and After Effects Software.
Part 1: Learn How to Draw 2D Video Game Character – 2D Sprite
In the first part of the course I will share with you how to draw 2D Video Game Character quickly and easily. It doesn’t matter if you are video game artist or developer, with these techniques you will be able to draw 2d sprite in a short time. Your video game characters will still look professional and cool.
Part 2: Prepare Character Design for Animation
Before importing in After Effects you need to prepare your 2D Video Game Character for animation in Adobe Illustrator. It is a quick and necessary step. I will show you how to separate all the 2d sprite parts that we are planning to animate into layers. Your life will be easier after this. 😉
Part 3: Make Default Character Animation Setup for All Movements
At the beginning of each animation we need to do some preparations for the 2D Video Game Character. In order to not repeat it every time you can do it only once and use the same file at the beginning of each animation of 2d sprite. In this part of the course I will show you how to do it properly.
Part 4: Idle-Standing, 2D Sprite Animation
Every video game starts with 2d sprite standing – idle animation. So, this part of the course will contain the first steps of 2D Video Game Character Animation. We will animate the 2d sprite with the help of ultimate step-by-step instructions. You will see that this is the easiest possible way to animate your Game Character. ( 2D Sprite Animation Instructions Included )
Part 5: Walking Circle, 2D Sprite Animation
It’s time for our hero to move. In this part I will show you how to animate the walking cycle of 2d sprite. You will learn how to get a natural movement with just a few keyframes. This will be the simplest and most effective walking cycle for your 2D Video Game Character. ( 2D Sprite Animation Instructions Included )
Part 6: Fight 1, 2D Sprite Animation
A fighter is nothing without a strong punch. In this part our 2d sprite will gain the skill of punching. I will share with you step-by-step process for basic punching movement. After this part your 2D Video Game Character will be ready for fight. ( 2D Sprite Animation Instructions Included )
Part 7: Fight 2, 2D Sprite Animation
Sometimes the fight gets tough and your Game Character needs a stronger punch. We will create it in this part. Also I will show you how to create cool punch effect quickly and easily. This will increase dynamic of the punch for your 2D Video Game Character. ( 2D Sprite Animation Instructions Included )
Part 8: Defense, 2D Sprite Animation
Sometimes happens that our Game Character get hit in the middle of the fight. In this part you will learn how to keep your 2d sprite standing firm on the ground. It will be easy and fun. ( 2D Sprite Animation Instructions Included )
Part 9: Jump, 2D Sprite Animation
It’s time for the jump. In every part we have used 8 frames for Game Character Animation . In this part we will use 16. Because that way you can separate the jump animation into two parts. Jump up and down. Between that, the hero can stay in the air as much as you want. ( 2D Sprite Animation Instructions Included )
Part 10: Dead, 2D Sprite Animation
Ok, the game sometimes can be so hard that the Game Character loses a life. We also need animation for this part of the game. This 2D Sprite is immortal, but if you need an animation for something like that, you will learn it in this part. ( 2D Sprite Animation Instructions Included )
Part 11: Save 2D Video Game Character for Game and Create Super-Quality GIF
In the last part, I will show you how to save the frames for the video game. Also, I'll share with you how to make a super simple and super-quality gif of your 2D Sprite animation. I've tried dozens of ways, but this one is the best for me.
Bonus 2D Video Game Characters
After these skills you will be inspired to start with the video game character design as soon as you can. 🙂 So, I will include 5 Bonus 2D Sprite Characters in this course. These game characters are created in Adobe Illustrator and they are waiting for you.
Music: THBD – Good For You