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How To Create Toon Style Animation In Blender


My original plan for this tutorial was to partner again with my Russian friends over at and to translate a cartoon style tutorial in Cinema 4D by Mikhail Bychkov. I had a strong desire to switch gears and to recreate this cartoon style animation inside a free 3D software called Blender. You heard me right… FREE!

Isn’t Blender for amateurs?
The answer is NO! Blender is very powerful and it’s loaded with a lot of useful features. You can see the full list of all the features at

Why should I be learning Blender when it’s not an industry standard for motion graphics? Wouldn’t that be a waste of my time?
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. Cinema 4D is my main software for motion graphics, but I do catch myself using Blender more often. I do have Blender installed on my work box since it’s free and very quick to download/install. The cool thing about Blender is that you don’t even have to install it on your computer, you can just run it from your flash drive. 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. Here is a good article that will make more sense:

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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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