12 Principles of Animation

Hello everyone,

To those who enjoy animating your projects and are completely beginners as me, I found this video called “12 Principles of Animation”, it explains the very basics ideas of what you need to know in order to make an animation looks natural.

It’s a little extended but it helped me a lot, I hope it will help you in the same way.


Thanks for sharing this Ruben! Great principles to know for animators for sure! I first learned these from my friend Jim Van Der Keyl who worked at Dreamworks animation! Thanks for bringing it back up!

After watching this 12 Principles video, there’s also this Udemy course:


Sweet! Thanks Mark!