Motion Essentials: After Effects Face Rigging

Remington Markham, Motion: Design, Direction, & Animation

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11 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:57
    • 2. Sketching

      1:56
    • 3. Designing Your Character Part 1

      7:49
    • 4. Designing Your Character Part 2

      2:52
    • 5. Importing

      1:44
    • 6. Rigging Part 1

      5:36
    • 7. Rigging Part 2

      5:49
    • 8. Animation Part 1

      6:47
    • 9. Animation Part 2

      8:35
    • 10. GIF

      2:43
    • 11. Outro

      0:11
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About This Class

In this Skillshare class, we will design, rig, and animate your own character!

Your project will be creating a looping GIF of your character. We will be using Adobe Illustrator to design our character and After Effects for animation. I will walk you through the process of designing a character, importing them into After Effects, rigging their face for easy animation, and exporting them as a GIF optimized for the web.

We will go through the workflow of design and rigging to help speed up your animation workflow.

No prior knowledge is necessary, but some familiarity with After Effects and Illustrators interface will be helpful. I will post classes on these topics in the class resources if you need to familiarize yourself with the interface first.

This class will walk you through the following

  • Character Design
  • Character Rigging
  • Character Animation
  • Converting Your Animation to a GIF

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