Rigging and Animating a Simple Character in After Effects

Throughout this course we will explore basic character rigging and set-up in After Effects. Software required: Adobe After Effects CS5.5, Adobe Photoshop CS5.1.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 30, 2013
Duration
1h 38m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 30, 2013
Duration
1h 38m
Description

Throughout this course we will explore basic character rigging and set-up in After Effects. Using parenting techniques and various expressions, we'll create a simple character that is easy to animate. We'll then learn how to use the most of the rig to achieve a great looking animation that follows basic animation principles. Software required: Adobe After Effects CS5.5, Adobe Photoshop CS5.1.

About the author
About the author

Kori Valz is an Emmy nominated digital artist based out of Brooklyn, New York.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Kori Valz. I'm an animator at High 5 Games. My latest projects include work for ABC News, The Wonder Pets, and peg + cat. In this course, we are going to begin to explore character animation in After Effects. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning how to set up a simple character, apply traditional animation principles to this form of digital animation, and use the most of After Effect's layer system in order to quote unquote, "fake" a 3D character. By the end of the training, you will be able to set up and animate a simple character in After Effects. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these techniques with you. So let's get started with the first lesson.