Friday, 13 March 2015

Free Tutorials at

Animation Methods
One of the biggest changes in recent years in the study of animation has been the vast quantity of resources available on the web, either for free or at very low cost.  One site that looks very interesting is, which has tons of free tutorials on how to carry out a large variety of animation tasks.  For anyone studying animation and trying to engage seriously with the medium, this looks like a great place to learn new skills.

Free videos include:

  • Animate cameras in Maya
  • Animate trees
  • Use the Graph Editor
  • Animate blood (!)
  • Create a camera blur
  • Make a playblast

Not all the videos are free, but many of them are very inexpensive. For just $12.99 you can learn to:

  • Set up an FK/IK arm switcher
  • Animate a run cycle
  • Rig for animation

To find out more, follow this link:

We encourage all our students to do free video tutorials whenever possible. Of course, learning online is not a substitute for a proper, well-organised university curriculum, but the desire to learn new skills and try new methods will always bring its rewards.

For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK. Find out why we're giving free laptops to all our students, and why we give all our students free access to videos at Also, see what financial assistance might be available to you. Learn which is better for animation, a PC or a Mac? Get hold of a copy of a map so you can find your way around campus, and learn aboutmotion capture at Bucks.

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