In this series of tutorials, we will go through the process of transitioning from live action footage to a comic-style drawing of a zombie. We start out by re-timing our footage to pause on the keyframes that we will use to create the zombie drawings. We then do a quick discussion of the process for doing some drawings of this style in Adobe's Illustrator; however, the drawing process is not step-by-step because we want to focus on the After Effects processes. We then import the drawings into After Effects and begin animating our transitions. We go over creating custom alphas, animating with expressions, and much more to create this animation style. By the end of this course, you will have created your own animated zombie transition, and you'll have picked up some universal tips for creating transitions from live action to animation. Software required: After Effects CS6.
Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.