Basics, Лекция 1




The course lasts 2 months and consists of the following topics:

  • Week 1. Principles of making 2D FX. Introduction to TVpaint(optional).
  • Week 2. Techniques for improving FX animation drawing skills. Creating a loop.
  • Week 3. Animating fire.
  • Week 4. Animating smoke.
  • Week 5. Animating sparks and explosions.
  • Week 6. Animating fluids.
  • Week 7. Animating electrical discharges.
  • Week 8. Composing your work in After Effects and presenting it. Importing 2D FX into the Unity editor.

The course was prepared by The RTFX animation team, whose products are used by such famous companies as Nintendo, Viacom, Industrial Light & Magic, Platinum Games, and many others.

These basics can be applied in any area: from game animation to series or feature animation and motion design. We will show you how to integrate your 2D FX animations into the game, as well as how to use them in animation and motion design. Join. It will be fun!



  • Once a week, new material opens on the site. You study it and do your homework
  • Show the result in the chat and get comments from the instructor and other students
  • Then we review the homework showing you the mistakes and giving tips on how to avoid them



  • Graphics tablet. Without this thing, you simply will not be able to draw effectively. Fortunately, it is not expensive. We recommend the Wacom One A5 series. Great tablet for such price.

  • TVpaint animation pro 10. In fact, it does not matter what frame-by-frame animation program you are working in, because the principles are the same everywhere. However, in our case, TVpaint is included in the RTFX animation pipeline and all the material is explained in this program. If you have never heard of it, the first week of the course will give you the opportunity to learn what you need for further work.

  • After Effects CC2017 (and newer versions), in which we will do composing and prepare the presentation.

  • Account in Discord to get access to a private chat. You can chat, comment on other people's works and post your own ones, get feedback from other participants there.



In this course, you will learn how to animate simple elements:






Water spray

Electrical discharge


Based on the principles outlined in the course, you can draw any animation with adequate complexity for your level. However, you also need to learn how to present it. A concise or detailed presentation will help attract the audience to your work. Let us start with simple gifs that are suitable for almost any social network from VK to Dribbble


Our students' works:

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