Animating With Character - Rigging

Jake Bartlett, Motion Designer

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21 Videos (1h 27m)
    • Course Trailer

      1:11
    • Character Complexity

      2:19
    • Design Requirements

      2:32
    • Character Animation Design Guidelines

      5:41
    • Design Considerations Recap

      0:38
    • Installing DUIK

      1:22
    • Importing Your Artwork

      6:26
    • The Puppet Tool

      5:00
    • Rigging An Arm With IK

      10:36
    • Rigging Trevor's Right Arm

      2:26
    • Rigging Trevor's Legs

      3:18
    • Rigging Trevor's Body

      7:52
    • Cleaning Up The Timeline

      2:00
    • Locking the Neutral Pose

      3:14
    • Rigging Stu's Body

      4:17
    • Rigging Stu's Legs

      4:44
    • Rigging Allan's Rigid Limbs Using Guides

      3:47
    • Rigging Allan's Body

      5:46
    • Animating A Wave With Trevor

      10:32
    • Exporting a Looping GIF

      2:37
    • Thanks!

      0:30

About This Class

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In part 1 of this 3 part series, I'll show you how to design and rig a character for animation in After Effects! Rigging is the setup process of your artwork that streamlines the animating workflow. You'll learn everything you need to get up and running with character animation.

The great thing about this technique is that it isn't limited to any design style. You could create a flat vector character in Illustrator, or a hand illustrated and textured character in Photoshop. If you can design it, I'll show you how to animate it. 

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I learn so much from your video ! Thank you so much it helps me a lot. Your process and methods are very efficient.
Jake you are great teacher with passion to teaching and what you do. Keep it that way!
Joachim Kubieniec

Interdisciplinary Graphic Designer

This course is awesome. Well detailed.

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