Blender Animation Bootcamp 2023

Wayne Dixon

This Blender course is designed for the motivated learner who wants to perfect their animation skills. Before you can truly bring a character to life in a believable way, you will need to learn to control your animation.

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Looking to perfect your animation skills? Our Blender course is designed for motivated students with a beginner's understanding of Blender animation. Led by pro animator Wayne Dixon, the Animation Bootcamp is the perfect next step to becoming a first-class animator. Start your journey today!

Get caught up

We recommend that you take our Fundamentals of Animation course before tackling this one.

What You'll Learn

Through focused lessons and 12 exercises, this course fleshes out key animation principles 

Timing & Spacing

Timing and spacing is what separates good animation from great animation. timing is how long it takes for something to move. Spacing is how it gets there.

Squash & Stretch

Showing the change of shape through squash and stretch can add a lot of appeal and life to any action.

Overlap & Drag

Not everything should move at once. Learning how to drag things behind and then overshoot the target can be a lot of fun.

Walking the walk

Once you've practised each of the principles, you will learn to put them all together and create some entertaining walk cycles.

Plus much more!

Our goal is for you to understand the foundation for crafting compelling animation; that everything complex is the collection of its simple parts. Like for example, how all motion can be understood in the context of a bouncing ball.

Updated Characters:
The Vonnbots!

Our 3 Vonnbot characters have been updated with new features. They are rigged and ready for animation. By gradually layering the simple principles of animation together in a way that’s easy to understand, you’ll learn to breathe life into them just like a professional.

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Awarded upon completion:
100xp +
Course Curriculum
3 Reviews
  • Aalma ·

    The 3D animation was a true mystery for me [almost wanted to quite Blender after several weeks of trying to understand it] but this Bootcamp made it so simple and enjoyable. Also, I am so in love with how Wayne explains things, teaches techniques, and shares tricks. But the most important is the feedback provided alongside each exercise submission. 

    Thank you for the Bootcamp! Amazing exercises and practice!

  • Phil Osterbauer(phoenix4690) ·

    I’ve wanted to animate for as long as I can remember, and the Animation Bootcamp has been foundational to my animation journey. Bouncing balls may seem trivial from the outside looking in but it is quickly apparent to how these lessons will follow you as you progress to more advanced topics. The lessons have a great mix of technical explanation, theory, and exercises to test your newly found knowledge. Wayne Dixon was an incredible teacher/mentor by providing the feedback I needed to further improve each exercise. He’s the first to show me what it is to truly see animation and I’m forever grateful.

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    Jose Fernando Villegas(Fergamer12) ·

    Although I have not yet finished the course, I already looked at every class in the course.

    By personal preference and recommendation, I recommend first watching the entire course and then following the steps while watching the course.

    I want to thank the instructor, he is very charismatic and even though learning is a bit difficult, because animating is not easy, the instructor makes it much simpler and more understandable and also, what can be better than having a good time and learning a new skill.