Take a Free Online Course on Making Animations from Pixar & Khan Academy

in Animation, How to Learn for Free, Online Courses | February 11th, 2016

It’s a good month for nurturing your creativity: the California College of the Arts just launched a free course on making comics. And now comes another free course that will teach you the basics of animation. Pixar and Khan Academy have teamed up to create “Pixar in a Box,” a free online curriculum that shows how Pixar artists use computer science and math concepts to create their innovative films. Topic include Rigging (how characters are brought to life with controls), Rendering (how pixels are painted using algebra ), Character Modeling (how clay models are transformed into digital characters using weighted averages) and more. Enter the self-paced series of lessons, each filled with instructive videos, here.

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  1. Yassine Samoud says . . .
    July 26, 2016 / 10:09 am

    hello Sir,
    Thank you so much for make accepted my my request for join free online course

  2. Punam Patil says . . .
    August 28, 2016 / 7:53 am

    please inform meworkshop dates.

  3. Kanama says . . .
    September 17, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    I need to learn

  4. Barbara Colio says . . .
    February 22, 2017 / 8:23 am

    Dear Sir, I would like to join the free online course ok making animations,is it still possible?

    Thank you very much for your attention

    Best regards

  5. Alessandro says . . .
    March 6, 2017 / 8:06 am

    I would like to join the course “making animations”, is it still possible?

    Thank you very much in advance,


    p.s. any other opportunity/alternative?

  6. Deepa says . . .
    March 9, 2017 / 11:29 pm


    I would love to learn animation, please guide me through the process

  7. DINESH S/O NAGANTHIRAN says . . .
    March 27, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I would love to learn animation

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