A short free course on Opentoonz

What you will learn

Draw vector graphics in opentoonz

Import graphics

Create frame-by-frame animations

Use onionskinning


Hello all, this is the free version of my Opentoonz course.  Opentoonz is a high quality and feature-rich animation suit that has been free and open source since 2016 and has been used by studios such as Studio Ghibli and Rough Draft Studios.

In this course we will cover the following topics:

  • Learn about the user interface
  • Get started using the basic drawing tools
  • Learn the difference between levels and frames
  • Create frame-by-frame animations
  • Use onion skinning
  • Exporting animations

The only down side to Opentoonz is that the learning curve can be quite steep. But don’t worry! In this course we will go over everything you need to know to get started.

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This course contains both ‘explainer’ videos which provide a lot of information as well as practical exercises designed to help the learner consolidate and remember the information and turn the passive knowledge into a valuable skill.

This course is perfect for people who are interested in taking the first steps in animation and don’t want to spend any money. The course is completely free and the Opentoonz software is also free and opensource. Enjoy!

If you like this course and you are interested in learning more why not consider buying the full version of the course. You can find it here on Udemy. Just search for ‘Opentoonz A to Z’ or browse through my other courses.




Introduction to the user interface and getting started drawing
Excercise: The frog and the fly
Exercise: Cards

Basic Animation

Exercise: Frog eats fly
Exercise: Arrow pierces heart