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After Effects CC Character Animator

by Chad Troftgruben

If you want to bring your characters to life, then look no further. In this course, you'll learn how to use the Character Animator built into After Effects CC. You'll animate facial features, the body, and you'll learn how to create movement, too. Software required: After Effects CC.

What you'll learn

Capturing the personality and uniqueness of your characters is an essential goal for any animator, and now, you can learn how to do it. In this course, you'll be shown how to use the Character Animator that is built into After Effects CC. You will first learn how to import and assemble a character, focusing on creating all the aspects of facial animation, as well as the body and limbs. Then you will get right into creating animations for your character, controlling animation with your mouse and other keyboard controls, recording the animation, and even using your webcam. By the end of this course, you will be on your way to creating your first animation with Character Animator and you'll be able to create great characters with After Effects in the future. Software required: After Effects CC.

About the author

Chad Troftgruben is a freelance animator and screencaster who specializes in Animate CC, Moho, After Effects and Premiere. He has been working with Flash since 2002 which resulted in the creation of several cartoons for both entertainment and commercial purposes. Chad is mostly known for his online video tutorials for Flash and Anime Studio, which were distributed on YouTube and his website. In addition to authoring several courses for Pluralsight, Chad has produced video tutorials and eBooks fo... more

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