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Animating a Stick Figure with Grease Pencil

  • Software:Blender 2.8x  ·
  • Difficulty:Beginner

Make the Leap to Blender 2.8 and Grease Pencil

The massive update to Blender's Grease Pencil (GP) tool in the upcoming 2.8 release continues to awe the community. As a fully featured 2D animation toolset, it's a great time to test the waters with the 2.8 beta.

In this tutorial, Wayne Dixon demonstrates fundamental 2D character animation using something everyone can draw: A stick figure. Specifically the lesson revolves around a simple run and jump action using a straight-ahead approach that will teach you essential GP tools as well as core 2D animation workflow.

What you learn in this tutorial and practice in the exercise will prepare you to make your stick figure do whatever you can imagine. We can't wait to see the crazy things you come up with!