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(11)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 23, 2015
Duration
1h 50m
Description

In this course, we will learn how to use the IK rigging plugin DUIK for After Effects. This powerful plugin allows you to animate characters using IK functionality quickly and easily. We will first learn how to set up AND rig the character both manually and automatically. After the rigging is finished, we move onto some simple tips for creating a walk cycle. We then learn different methods for adding background elements, how to loop your animations, and how to transition from one type of animation to another if you're using the looping expression. You'll first need to download the free DUIK plug-in at duduf.net then you can dive into learning how to create your very own character animations. By the end of this course, you'll know how to manually rig a character as well as use the automatic functions for less complex characters. Software required: After Effects CC 2014, DUIK 14.23.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello. I'm Laura, and I'll be your guide in this series of tutorials. In this course, we'll learn how to use the IK rigging plugin Duik for After Effects. This powerful plugin allows you to animate characters using IK functionality quickly and easily. We'll first learn how to set up and rig the character both manually and automatically. After the rigging is finished, we move on to some simple tips for creating a walk cycle. We then learn different methods for adding background elements, how to loop your animations, and how to transition from one type of animation to another if you're using the looping expression. You'll first need to download the free Duik plugin at duduf. net. Then you can dive into learning how to create your very own character animations. By the end of this course, you'll know how to manually rig a character, as well as use the automatic functions for less complex characters. Let's go ahead and get started with our first lesson where we learn how to access Duik in After Effects and how to import the character illustration.