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The Studio at Hodges: Animation

A collection of media production resources such as software tutorial videos, production equipment how-to's, concepts in media production, and more.

UTK Libraries Tip-sheets






  Adobe Animate           Adobe After Effects    Adobe Character Animator        


   Clip Studio Paint         Adobe Photoshop 






Adobe Animate

Use Adobe Animate to create vector animations. It's an ideal tool for creating interactive infographics, ads, and games that can be played on any device.

Adobe After Effects

Create composites, motion graphics, and visual effects with Adobe After Effects. Some of the most common uses for Adobe After Effects include creating title sequences and adding visual effects to videos.
Adobe Character Animator Character Animator is for anyone who wants to create a character and make it come alive! Adobe Character Animator is a desktop application software product that combines real-time live motion-capture with a multi-track recording system to control layered 2D puppets based on an illustration drawn in Photoshop or Illustrator.
Adobe Photoshop Great for character creation, GIFs, and painterly looks to animations. Use in conjunction with Adobe After Effects, Animate, and Character Animator.
Clip Studio Paint Clip Studio Paint software is useful for animation because it is easy to use. It has a user-friendly interface and also supports vector mapping. One of the features it offers for animation is full support for traditional 2D 12-frame comics (meaning you can do flip-books without any difficulty).
Blender Blender software can be great for beginners, as it offers pretty much everything you'd ever need in the world of 3D animation. It gives animators and coders the ability to make changes to the code base, add in new features and tools and respond to bugs quickly and organically.

Animation: History, Concepts, & More

Animation Home Studio


Adobe Animate Tutorials

Adobe After Effects Tutorials

Adobe Character Animator Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Clip Studio Paint Tutorials

Blender Tutorials

Helpful Websites & YouTube Channels