Bring simple characters to life! Animation is the future of design and an important next step in expanding your design skill set. In this class, I'll walk you through a simple process where you'll learn to build and rig a simple character for animation and share it as a gif!
This Skillshare class is going to break down the process of character animation for you. I will cover simple character creation and animation techniques from design and rigging, through to simple walk cycle animation. You will learn about shape layers, paths, masks, key framing and key frame velocity – and how to apply them to your animations.
What You'll Learn
What You'll Do
You will design and create a character in an animated run cycle! I will show you how to export your animated GIF to make your work sharable. This process will give you tools to take all of your designs and illustrations to the next level – efficiently and seamlessly!
This course is a primer in the toughest aspect of animation – character animation. Using the strengths of After Effects to create fun movement for motion graphics and animation, we will break down the difficulty and give you the tools to create great animated characters!
...Hungry for more? Check out my follow-up animation class, Simple Character Lip Sync to make your characters talk!
Fraser Davidson is an award winning London based, Director and Animator with London based Partnership Sweet Crude. He was previously Head of Motion Graphics at Mainframe, a Motion Graphics, VFX & Animation House.
Graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a BA Hons in Graphic Design, Fraser has six years experience creating advertising, music videos and channel branding across many media. Fraser has won a BAFTA, multiple International Promax Awards and has had his work featured in a numerous publications.
He is the writer and director of the multi-award winning Youtube series 'The Alternative Rugby Commentary' and has collabroated with several comedians to create a number of animated short films.
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.
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!
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.