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Creative Coding

$149
Beginner
Short

Motion, timings and easings: you'll learn these techniques to create animation toys using Two.js, a Javascript tool for creating and manipulating shapes.

Overview

What you'll learn

Course syllabus

Instructors

In this exclusive course, SuperHi have partnered up with the incredibly talented Futurefabric to design and produce a course all about creative motion with coding.

This course, aimed at beginners, will teach you how to work with motion, timings, easings and shapes to create animation toys. We’ll dive into Two.js, a Javascript tool for creating and manipulating shapes to design your own fun animations.

You don’t need any prior knowledge of how to work with code or motion to take this. View a sneak peek of the course here!

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to learn how to create animation toys and use motion in their projects.

This is a beginner course with no requirements apart from being comfortable using a computer. If you use programs like Microsoft Word or Photoshop without trouble, you're good to go.

While this course covers Javascript, you don't need any prior knowledge of Javascript at all to start.

What do I need?

A computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with the latest version of Chrome installed and a broadband internet connection. That’s it!

What you'll learn

How to think about animation toys from a non-code, motion-based standpoint

Working with Two.js within an in-browser canvas, even if you've never coded before

How to manage and manipulate multiple shapes using code

How to manage a timeline of events and loop over your animation toy

How to work with easings and delays to make our animations feel more natural

How to think about self-initiated projects from an animation and motion point of view

Course syllabus

Real world projects

Projects and code that you can alter and remix to add to your own sites and portfolio

Access the community

Join our Slack and connect with thousands of SuperHi students and alumni

Continued help

Help from our expert teachers and educators with years of experience in the industry

Resources

Resources to get you started and going post-course

8+ hours of video lessons

Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning

Spinning square

In the first project, we'll talk about how to draw shapes in web projects using Two.js and animate them using simple rotations.

Grouped rotations

In the second project, we'll build upon the first project by adding and controlling multiple shapes in a group and learn how to manipulate them on a group and individual level.

Looping squares

In Looping Squares, we dive into timelines and how we can loop animations, how to add different types of easing and different delays per shape to create mesmerizing animations

Zipper

With Zipper, we talk about how to split our timelines into two so we can go forwards and backwards in time and control shapes in a per-shape and per-sequence way

Random placements

One of the most fun parts of creative coding is randomness. In this project, we add in random patterns into our animations by holding randomness data per shape to move them into a new position.

The Moiré Effect

On our final project, we create an animation with a four-part sequence that lets us control our shapes, easings and delays on a granular level.

Your instructors

Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.

Guy Moorhouse

Guy is the designer + developer behind Futurefabric — a London-based digital design studio who work with many businesses, from fledgling startups to established, large organisations.

Rik Lomas

Rik is a Mancunian coder, teacher and CEO of SuperHi. He was the co-founder of Steer (a code school in London) and has taught several thousand people to code. He is a bit too old to be posting memes on our social media and recently featured as a Sour Patch Kid in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

The SuperHi Editor

Our intelligent code editor is designed to help making websites from scratch easier. Comes with any course, or sign up for a free SuperHi account for access.

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Course FAQs

Yes, we do! All you'd need to do is send the links to your completed projects over to [email protected] at the end of your course. We will review them, provide feedback if necessary, and then issue your certificate!

If you're comfortable working with a computer, then yes!

Learning new and improving your existing skills is about being patient with yourself, building up your knowledge, developing confidence through practice, and with time. We've seen our students around the world do it, and so can you.

Our beginner courses are designed for people new to the subjects. They grow your understanding so you grasp everything you need to start applying your new skills and will also give you a path to dig deeper if you want.

Our teaching style is practical and straightforward and you'll have support from our expert instructors and community for as long as you need.

Still not sure if learning to code is right for you? Take our free Plan, Design + Code Your First Website course or dive into our First Steps to Code guide.

All our course videos are taught using the SuperHi Editor, but you'll be able to apply everything you'll learn to a code editor of your choice. Many students go on to use other code editors, for example, if their workplace has an existing standard.

Our SuperHi Editor is designed with many smart features to help avoid wasted time looking for things like a typo or missing bracket (which is why we made it!), but the same code concepts apply to any editor.

Yea! After the course is over, you'll still have our support when it comes to things like career questions, resume, and portfolio reviews, etc. all to help you get the job and career you want.

We also provide 1:1 sessions for some of our courses! The number of sessions depends on the course that you signed up for.

If you'd like to arrange a 1:1 session after you've completed your course, email us at [email protected] and we'll happily arrange that for you!

Yes! You can use your own custom third-party domains and connect them to your sites built with our SuperHi Editor. Additionally, all SuperHi sites come with free SSL Certificates for added protection.

Here's more information on how to connect a third-party domain

At SuperHi, we provide online courses designed for creatives and made for everyone. Take a course on Code, Design, or Project Management 😊

The proof is in the pudding! Our students go on to make their own beautiful sites and some of their stunning work have won digital design awards. Take a look at our Hall of Fame to see some of the sites our students have built, many of which had only taken our Foundation course!

If you're a SuperHi student or alumni and would like to submit your project to be included in our Hall of Fame, please feel free to submit it here.

We have quite a lot of students that join us and have done some coding before but want to build up confidence and techniques.

In order to help get you where you'd like to be, have a look at the sites below to see which course you can make from scratch, without any help at all.

Baker & Brown – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, don't worry! We recommend you start off with our Foundation, HTML, CSS + Javascript course.

Jenna Buchholz – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, it's all good! We recommend you start off with our Javascript for Designers course.

Super Shapes – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, have no fear! We recommend you start off with our Advanced CSS + Javascript course.

All of our courses are unlocked and available for students to start their learning and go at their own pace. We do have a suggested weekly structure for some courses, which helps some students stay on track. However, you're definitely free to jump ahead or take as long as you need!

So, if you purchase a course or collection today, you'll have all courses in your student dashboard available to you immediately. If you're busy and can't start right away - no worries, you can pick it back up later.