2d POWER UPS for 3d animators

Explore with Scott Wright, our brand new course "2d POWER UPS for 3d animators." With over 25+ year of experience in the film industry as a 2D/3D animator, team lead and independent artist. Esteemed Professor at CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) and Sheridan College of Applied Arts. Scott has prepared an array of 2D tips & cheats for highly specialized 3d animation.

In this course we will explore how traditional drawing and design principles can be used to create extraordinary 3-D animation. These two disciplines share more of a common ground than you think and understanding how 3d animation may help your 2d animation, and vice versa, can help take your animation skills to new heights.


The course will be broken down into 2 parts. The first part will be a lecture where we examine the topic of that class. The second part will be where the instructor demonstrates the principle discussed.


  1. Students will explore posing techniques used in 2-D principles and apply them in 3-D.

  2. Students will learn body language and visualize emotions using design principles.

  3. Students will learn to break a scene down using composition, emotion and performance.

  4. Students will demonstrate the essence of figure posing through unity and variety.

  5. Students will design characters poses using a character's external and internal emotions.


What our students have to say about "2D Power Ups for 3D Animators":

“The course was amazing. it gave me more deeper appreciation of poses , it help me understand more about the rhythm in a poses , direction, how the line of action must flow through the shape…I just wish there were more courses like this!”

Kevin Hakizabera

“The course was amazing! It exceeded my expectations, the content is very useful for animators and character designers. Have Scott as a teacher was an amazong experience, he is a super-master on the field and superb person, is very funny and friendly. He knows a lot of the industry and is open to share all his knowledge with us, he never left unanswered quedtions I highly recomend this course whithout any doubt.”

Gerard Labana
  • Power Up!

    Grow as an animator with an array of 2d/3d trips, techniques and cheats with Scott Wright - 20+ year experience in the film industry.

  • Online Optimized!

    AW Team and instructor are working hard to edit each class into a more cohesive and easy-to-follow online course experience. Plus English Subtitles will be available as well!

  • Accreditation

    Receive certificate of completion to aid you in your animation career.

  • Feature Me!

    Send in your shots and workarounds & we will share them on our social media outlets and newsletters.

  • Free ToyRig & animBot Discount

    Free full access to ToyRig for 3 months to use it for this course and any personal/student shot you'd like to do. Plus get $10USD discount for animBot license - one of Maya's most powerful toolsets for professional animators.

  • Flexible

    Course access never expires and you may come back to it whenever you want & review material at your own pace.

  • Access twice a month, Q&A grouped sessions with Jorge Vigara in which you may ask him any animating question related to the course, or feedback on your shot.

Course curriculum

  • 1
  • 2

    Class 1 Content - Basic Principles of Design

    • Class 1 Recording

    • 2D Power Ups-Class1 Notes

  • 3

    Class 2 Content - Animation Design Principles

    • Class 2 Recording

    • 2D Power Ups-Class2 Notes

  • 4

    Class 3 Content - Emotion in Design

    • Class 3 Recording

    • 2D Power Ups-Class3 Notes

  • 5

    Class 4 Content - Life Drawing with 3D

    • Class 4 Recording

    • 2D Power Ups - Class 4 Notes

  • 6

    Class 5 Content - Faces the External and Internal

    • Class 5 Recording

    • 2D Power Ups - Class5 Notes

  • 7

    Class 6: Finding Design in the Emotion

    • Class 6 Recording

    • 2D Power Ups - Class6 Notes

  • 8

    Class 7: Constructing Emotional Beats with Design

    • Class 7 Recording

  • 9

    Class 8: Directing the Audience

    • Class 8 Recording

  • 10

    Class 9

    • Class 9 Recording

  • 11

    Class 10

    • Class 10 Recording

Get started today with 2D Power Ups for 3D Animators!

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Who is teaching this?

Scott Wright - 20+ year experience in the animation industry.

Scott grew up in a small town in Alberta, Canada where winters are long and summers are rare. ​ After studying in Toronto, Canada, Scott graduated from Sheridan College and worked at DreamWorks in Los Angeles for 15 years. For the past 8 years Scott has been freelancing as a storyboard artist, character/prop designer, 2d and 3d animator at studios including Disney, Duncan Studios, and ReelFX.