Rough Animator Beginners Course

Learn to animate using the tools in this powerful but easy-to-use 2D animation software.
Rough Animator Beginners Course
File Size :
1.06 GB
Total length :
1h 32m



Patrick Davidson


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Rough Animator Beginners Course

What you’ll learn

Users will know how to use Rough Animator
Comprehensive overview of the toolset and interface of Rough Animator
Create your own Quicktime, GIF and PNG image sequences
Have the ability to create your own animation

Rough Animator Beginners Course


You will need a computer or tablet (like an iPad) that can run the program Rough Animator.
A stylus like an Apple Pencil or Wacom pen is recommended but not necessary.
You do not need to know how to draw to take this course.


I think animation is one of the great art forms. When people hear the word “animation” thoughts of great Disney animators can come to mind. This can intimidate people into thinking that animation is not possible for them to learn. I’m here to tell you that you CAN learn to animate and it is really not as hard as you might think. I made this course to try and dispel that myth because I believe anyone can learn to animate. You might say, “But I can’t draw!” Not everyone who animates needs to know how to draw. In fact, some of the most entertaining animations I’ve seen are made with stick figures or bouncing balls. Let me show you the tools to get you started on making your own animations.Why Rough Animator? As a professional independent animator, I have used most of the 2D animation packages over the years. Rough Animator is my personal software of choice right now. It is powerful and feature rich enough for me to accomplish professional level animated projects. Its minimalist interface makes it easy to learn and use. Are there more robust software packages available? Sure. Will Rough Animator get your project done with the same level of quality? You bet.This course is for anyone that wants to get into animation. It’s for someone wanting to pick up animation as a hobby. And it’s for those illustrators that want to add animation as a new skill. I tried to keep the length of this course compact, so you can start animating in under two hours. The lessons are set up in a way so that you can quickly revisit a topic for a refresher using the provided “Course Overview” PDF.


Section 1: Introduction to Rough Animator

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 About Rough Animator

Lecture 3 Different devices that run Rough Animator

Lecture 4 Why I choose Rough Animator

Section 2: Tools Overview

Lecture 5 Setting up a new project

Lecture 6 Interface overview

Lecture 7 Tools overview

Lecture 8 Undo & redu

Lecture 9 Play & step buttons

Lecture 10 Opening existing projects

Lecture 11 Forward/back buttons & flip wheel

Lecture 12 Onion skin

Lecture 13 Tool options

Lecture 14 Modify layers & add drawing

Lecture 15 Settings

Section 3: Timeline Overview

Lecture 16 Timeline

Lecture 17 Independent / Sync layers / Maintain overall duration

Lecture 18 Drawing label

Lecture 19 Move drawing buttons

Lecture 20 Duplicate drawing

Lecture 21 Delete drawing button

Lecture 22 Make cycle button

Lecture 23 Remove cycle button

Lecture 24 How to make a cycle

Lecture 25 Cycle options

Lecture 26 Convert cycle to drawings

Lecture 27 Edit multiple button

Lecture 28 Camera button

Lecture 29 Timeline height button

Lecture 30 Frame counter

Lecture 31 Project switcher

Section 4: Manipulating Images

Lecture 32 Importing images

Lecture 33 Scale, rotate & move

Lecture 34 Playback range

Lecture 35 Color palette

Lecture 36 Add empty layer

Section 5: Brush Tools

Lecture 37 Brush tool options

Lecture 38 Draws in front vs draws behind vs draws inside

Lecture 39 Shape options

Section 6: Coloring Tools

Lecture 40 Coloring tools

Lecture 41 User guide

Lecture 42 Paint bucket fills behind

Lecture 43 Coloring your character

Lecture 44 Background layer

Section 7: Working with Audio

Lecture 45 Importing audio

Lecture 46 Split audio

Section 8: Export Your Animation

Lecture 47 Saving your project

Lecture 48 Export options

Lecture 49 PNG image sequence

Lecture 50 Quicktime with transparency

Lecture 51 Export playback range only

Section 9: Student Project & Review

Lecture 52 Student project

Lecture 53 Review

Lecture 54 Congratulations!

Beginners and people wanting to learn how to animate with the program Rough Animator,Illustrators looking to add an easy to learn 2D animation software to their skillset

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 1h 32m | 1.06 GB
Created by: Patrick Davidson

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