Creating Animated Character Illustrations with After Effects

Kelly Larkin, Animator

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10 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:57
    • 2. Our Class Project

      0:51
    • 3. Cleaning Up Your Illustration

      3:59
    • 4. Importing Into After Effects

      2:29
    • 5. Parenting And Pivot Points

      4:09
    • 6. Swap Drawings

      2:04
    • 7. 3D Layers

      1:38
    • 8. Puppet Pin Tool

      1:46
    • 9. Exporting Your Project and Creating a Gif

      1:42
    • 10. Thank You!

      0:42
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About This Class

Have you ever wanted to take your illustrations and breathe the life of animation into them?

In this class I will show you how to turn your illustration into an animation friendly puppet, import it into After Effects, and teach you some handy tools that will allow you to animate your character. Even if you are new to After Effects, I will show you tools to get you started.  You will learn skills including pivot points basic rigging, the puppet pin tool, 3D layers, and more.

By the end of this class you with have an understanding of how to make your characters seamlessly move and look alive with the power of puppetry!