Free Animation e-Book and Lessons

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After the free registration, you can download your E-Book and watch 2 free lessons. You will learn the basics of Maya and Animation.

Main Features:

Free Access

E-Book + 2 Free Lesson
Live Meetings with Pixar artists
Maya Student License (from Autodesk)
Feedback on animations
Final Certification

The free e-book and 2 video leSSONs

If you’re interested in animation, then the free e-book “Animation Fundamentals” and the first 2 video lessons are an essential resource that you can’t afford to miss.

It’s the perfect starting point for anyone who wants to learn the basics of animation and Maya, from scratch.


The 12 principles of animation

The e-book and lessons covers a wide range of key concepts, including the 12 principles of animation, which are fundamental to creating compelling and realistic movement in your animations. You’ll learn about timing and spacing, anticipation and follow-through, and how to create appealing poses.


Other important concepts covered in “Animation Fundamentals”

In addition to the 12 principles and the basic Maya interface, “Animation Fundamentals” covers other important concepts, such as showing you the powerful Layered Method used in the biggest Animation Studios.


Clear and concise explanations with detailed examples

The clear and concise explanations, accompanied by detailed examples and the Layered Method used to animate, make this e-book and video lessons a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced animators alike. Even if you’re already familiar with some of the principles, you’re sure to learn something new and useful from this comprehensive guide.


“Animation Fundamentals” is a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced animators

Whether you’re interested in traditional hand-drawn animation or cutting-edge computer-generated imagery, this e-book “Animation Fundamentals” and the included free resources will help you take your skills to the next level. You’ll have the knowledge and tools you need to start animating immediately.


Learn the essential principles and techniques that underpin the world of animation

In conclusion, “Animation Fundamentals” and the first 2 free video lessons are a must-have resource for anyone who wants to learn the basics of animation. With clear explanations, helpful videos, and a wealth of practical advice, this e-book is the perfect starting point for anyone who wants to begin animating from scratch. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn the essential principles and techniques that underpin the world of animation.



Get immediate results, from day one, without having previous animation or drawing skills, without having any knowledge of the software used (Maya). With the supplied downloadable 3D models you can create your own animations as we show you step by step. You just need a PC connected to the internet, we’ll take care of the rest.



The Trainers

Marco Farace

Mentor/Creative Director


He is the co-founder of Blue Shuttle and Insonnia Team Animation Studios. In about 20 years of activity he has been working for TV shows and theatrical shows as directing animator. He collaborates with studios all around the world and Disney/Pixar Animators.


Tim Crawfurd

Mentor/Pixar Animator


Pixar animator for 12 years, Tim has worked on all the most famous Pixar movies including A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters and Co., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille and UP. Today he direct and teach animation all over the world.


Tim’s Demo Reel


Guest Video Lecturer

Michal Makarewicz pixar

Michal Makarewicz

Directing Animator @ Pixar


Michal Makarewicz joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2003, since then he has worked on The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Inside Out, Finding Dory, The Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4 and many more. He uses everyday the Layered Method in his works.


Michal’s Demo Reel


Victor Navone Pixar

Victor Navone

Directing Animator @ Pixar


Victor Navone joined Pixar in 2000, he has worked on Monster Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Brave, Inside Out, Coco and many more. He co-director some of the “Cars Toon” short films and won a VES Award for his work on Wall-E.


Victor’s Demo Reel



The Layered Animation Course