5 Simple 2D Character Animation Tutorials

Avatar AE Tips And Tricks | October 20, 2020

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5 Tutorials by: Simple Video Making

These simple yet effective animations fit a particular style that is very popular all over the web. There is not always a need to create complex animations, so if you are looking to start off with the basics then you've come to the right place. Simple Video Making has created these really great short tutorials that can help improve your character animation skills. These tutorials are particularly helpful for those who are more beginner. Be sure to check out our Advanced section for more advanced tutorials. Thank you Simple Video Making for such a great collection of tutorials, all free! If you would like to support Super Video Making, be sure to purchase their project files below.

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A not-so-spooky ghost to start off the spooky season! =D Get access to our AE Project Files Library and you can download all of our After Effects tutorial project files to practice your animation skills:


Tutorial #2 Meditating Girl

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In this tutorial video, we'll show you how to animate a meditating/yoga girl in Adobe After Effects. All done with shape layers, no third-party plugins required!


Tutorial #3 Animated Floss Dance

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TGIF! Floss dancing our way to the weekend! :D Get access to our AE Project Files Library so you can download both of the illustration and animation files, and practice your floss dancing animation skills:

Tutorial #4 Bouncing Ball Animation

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In this tutorial video, we'll show you how to animate a cat throwing & bouncing a ball with Adobe After Effects.

Tutorial #5 Dancing Hula Hoop

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TGIF! Let’s hula hoop! Or animate a hula hooping pineapple. They’re equally fun! =D Software used to create this hula hooping character: Adobe Illustrator for illustration and Adobe After Effects for animation. No third-party plugins required.

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