Character Animation: Bring a Character to Life in After Effects

By ·Director / Illustrator / Animator

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Class Project

Animate a character and bring it to life

You designed a character, gave him a name and a personality, but not sure where to go next? This class will help you get there!

What You'll Learn
This class will begin with explaining a character "rig", why you want one, and the different options that will work best with your character. I will then go through the steps to create a believable walk cycle. If you don't have your own character, you can use one of the rigs I will provide.

I will also go over techniques developed by the masters such as:

  • Squash and stretch
  • Anticipation
  • Overlap
  • And more!

To top it off, I will show you how I created my "Bouncy Beard" character, and a sneak peak of my film "Helium Harvey", showing you behind the scenes how I rigged and animated my character. 

Who This Class is For
This class is perfect for animators, illustrators, designers, and anyone interested in animation.

How the Class Works
This class is project-based, so you'll learn by creating a project of your own. The class will culminate with sharing your final animation (or animation in progress) with the class and receive feedback from your peers.

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Anyone who signs up for the class will have the option to get 30% off this puppet tool script:  http://aescripts.com/puppettools/

Level: Intermediate

Daniel Savage

Director / Illustrator / Animator

Daniel Savage is a New York based Director and Animator. He has worked with clients such as Comedy Central, Kanye West, and Google and has taught animation at the School of Visual Arts and New York University.  In 2012 he was named a Young Guns by the Art Director's Club.

Currently, he is working on his new animated short film 'Helium Harvey' which has a planned release spring 2014

View Dan's 2012 video reel

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    • At a Glance

    • 9 Video Lessons
    • 1.1K Students
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    • Lifetime Access
    • Self-Paced Online Class
    • How does an online class work?

      Classes revolve around completing a project and collaborating with fellow students to give and get feedback on your work. Use Video Lessons and the Project Guide designed by your teacher to complete your class project.

    • Do teachers give project feedback?

      Teachers design and present all class content, but Skillshare is community based around student-to-student interaction. You'll be surprised at what you learn from your classmates!

    • When does a class end?

      Never! Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to class materials. That means you can learn when and where you want. Learn at your own pace.

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