If you are a beginner, or have a child and want to know where to start, then here you will find a host of useful stuff! Have a look at this page to find the collections of posts that will be most useful to you. You can also use the ‘Animating for beginners‘ category tag to find relevant posts.
What is animation and where do I start?
Here are some posts that are worth reading at the very start to get an understanding of just how wide the application of animation is and all the different forms of it.
Animation activities for kids
If you have kids and you’re looking for activities that will get them doing something creative with their devices, and encourage more drawing, model making, acting, story-making, and collaborative fun, then animation is the perfect solution. It’s really easy to get started with, and it’s even a great way for adults and kids to work together. Not only that but it can lead to a lifelong love of art, a fun hobby, or even a career.
Free and cheap software for beginners
Software for animation can be anything from free, to several thousands of pounds. If you are just starting out it’s a good idea to learn with some free or cheap software. New software is constantly being developed for animation, so it’s a good idea to get used to learning new software every now and again. Here you can find various software for beginners that is either free or cheap.
There are some items that are just essential. Professionals can spend a lot of money on gear, but as a beginner, there are cheaper options that will give you great results. I’ve started reviewing all the essential kit you need to get going.