Animating an illustrated object: bringing life to the static

Richard Bolland, Animation | Illustration | Motion Graphics

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8 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Overview of project

      1:04
    • 2. About Studio Bolland

      2:00
    • 3. Finding References

      4:37
    • 4. Creating an object in Illustator

      10:36
    • 5. Finishing your illustration.

      10:37
    • 6. Preparing & Importing into After Effects

      6:46
    • 7. Animating in After Effects

      12:24
    • 8. Rendering and making a gif

      4:54

Project Description

Create an animated household object.

ASSIGNMENT (download the .ai file and .ae file if you want to follow along)

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A toaster, washing machine & vacuum cleaner are essential to a good home, and that’s why you’re going to design a motion ready household object in Illustrator and then animate it in After Effects. This assignment will teach you how to design an object in a way which lends itself to animation. It will teach you how to separate layers within illustrator and import them into After Effects. You will then learn quick and clever ways to create motion and keyframing within After Effects. Your static object will soon be bursting through the pixels of your computer screen.

 

DELIVERABLE

 

Upload your animated object. A finished animation includes:

  • A full motion loop
  • An action (bouncing, transforming, operating etc..)
  • Optional sound, music & written bio

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