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Cut-out animation in Blender

Cut-out animation using the CoaTools in Blender.
Stanislav Kholodilin
133 students enrolled
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After the course you will be able to animate any image and create your own motion comic.
You will learn how to create animation in the same technique, as it was used for creating Pepper & Carrot Motion Comic.

Do you want to
create spectacular animation out of static picture? Or animation like
in Spine 2D? Or maybe you want to create
your own motion-comic?

The «Cut-out
animation in Blender» course will help make your dreams come true!

Blender is a
powerful software for animation. You can download it absolutely for
free and use without any limitations. As usual
it’s used for creating 3D cartoons, what takes a lot of efforts and
time. But few people know about a great
plug-in CoaTools. The plug-in gives us
opportunity to create simple, but impressive 2D-animation from static
pictures with least expenses of efforts and time.

same technique was used for creating “Pepper & Carrot”
motion-comic (You can find it on YouTube),
where I took part in.

this video course I summarise my experience to help you with creation
such an animation.

will learn:

  • How
    to install and configure required applications.

  • How
    to prepare your picture for animation.

  • How
    to import the picture to Blender correctly.

  • How
    to create a character rig.

  • How
    to fine tune the skeleton deformation and bones
    influence on the picture.

Simple character rig

Getting started

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Installing the CoaTools in Gimp.
  • Structuring your picture for animation.
  • Exporting the artwork from Gimp using the CoaToos plugin.
  • Installing the CoaTools in Blender.
  • Importing the artwork to Blender using the CoaTools plugin.

Please make sure to download attached archive - Resources.zip.

In this archive you will find:

  • Links to download all required software (Links.pdf).
  • Sample character artwork file (Scene.ora).
  • Resulting file for every lesson.
Your first rig
  • Creating our skeleton.
  • Linking our character to the skeleton.

Advanced character rig

  • What is triangulation.
  • Triangulation of artwork parts.
  • Fixing possible defects of triangulation.
Linking mesh to bones
  • Creating a skeleton for advanced rig.
  • Linking created mesh to skeleton.
Bone weights
  • Description of the problem.
  • Bone weights.
  • Configuring bone weights.


Preparing artwork for animation
  • Reconstructing artwork of comic page
  • Separating character into parts
  • Where to download more characters
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