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How To Create Toon Style Animation In Blender 2.8 (UPDATED)

How To Create Toon Style Animation In Blender 2.8 (UPDATED)

A lot of you have been asking me to recreate this cartoon-style animation Blender tutorial from 2016. Unfortunately, the latest version of Blender went through some huge changes and it’s almost impossible to get the same result from the old tutorial. So I listened to your requests and today I’ll be showing you how to create a cartoon-style animation in Blender 2.8. Also, I’d like to point out that this tutorial is based on a Russian Cinema 4D tutorial by Mikhail Bychkov from


00. 00:00 Intro
01. 00:49 Modeling
02. 08:15 Setting up Materials
03. 13:21 Setting up Freestyle
04. 15:10 Rigging
05. 17:56 Animation
06. 25:25 Camera Setup & Background Colors
07. 29:32 Render Settings
08. 30:24 Outro

What is Blender 2.8?

It’s a free fully loaded 3D application. You heard me right… FREE!!!

Isn’t Blender for Amateurs?

The answer is NO! Blender is a very powerful pro tool and it’s loaded with a lot of useful features. You can see the full list of all the features at

Why should I learn Blender when it’s not an industry standard tool for Motion Graphics?

I think everyone should learn more than one tool. It’s not only healthy for your growth, but it also makes you more marketable. 3D is 3D no matter what tool/software you use. Personally, I use Cinema 4D/Blender at work and Blender at home. The cool thing about Blender is that it can run on a thumb drive and you don’t have to have permission from the IT to run it. Those of you that work at different studios know what I’m talking about. I use Blender for things like UV Unwrap, Fluid/Smoke Simulation, and Modeling. What I’m trying to say is this, you can use more than one tool to get work done faster. I hope you find this tutorial useful and be sure to share/like this video! Don’t forget to subscribe to this YouTube channel. For more helpful content go to



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About the author:

Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Charlotte, NC based motion graphics designer, an online tutor, an entrepreneur, and Adobe MAX Master Speaker. Sergei is known for his quick and practical After Effects tips and tricks on YouTube, where he generated well over 6 million views on his tutorials. He has authored an online video course on After Effects Expressions and developed scripts for After Effects. He is also a former senior motion graphics designer at Fox Sports where he worked on graphics for NFL, Super Bowl, MLB, World Series, College Football, NASCAR, Women’s World Cup, and NASCAR Race Hub. He is very passionate about learning and teaching others.


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