Create a simple talking character
Breathe life into your animated characters by giving them a voice! In this animation class, you will build on your simple animation knowledge and put words and dialogue into your characters' mouths. I'll walk you through a simple process in which you'll learn to rig a simple talking character for animation.
I'll briefly cover simple character illustration before creating the various mouth shapes characters will need. Then, once we import the character into After Effects, I'll teach you a simple way to have them lip sync to dialogue in a quick and effective way.
Here is the character we will animate:
What You'll Learn
What You'll Do
You will design and animate a talking character! This course is a brief primer in a core aspect of character animation - lip sync. Using the strengths of After Effects to create fun movement for character animation, we will give you the tools to create great talking characters!
Be sure to check out my first class, Simple Character Animation, for a basic breakdown of getting your characters walking.
Students should have access to and a basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. A free trial can be downloaded at Adobe.com. [Trial versions may not allow final export of renders. You will need licensed versions to fully complete the course.]
I'm an award-winning London-based, Director and Animator with the London-based Partnership Sweet Crude. I was previously Head of Motion Graphics at Mainframe, a Motion Graphics, VFX &a...
A wonderful follow up course for anyone who did Fraser's Simple Character Animation. In comparison, the process is slightly longer and more tedious, but equally fun and easy to follow....