Rigging Stroked Characters in After Effects

Chris Anderson

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5 Videos (17m)
    • Introduction

      1:44
    • Preparing Artwork for Rig

      2:33
    • Rigging with DUIK

      6:42
    • If / Else Statement

      5:01
    • Conclusion

      0:51
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About This Class

We will explore ways to most effectively prepare characters for animation.  Specifically characters with strokes.  Well prepared character artwork and a great rig can quickly add quality to your animations by minimizing the number of keyframes required to create motion.  The better the rig, the fewer the keyframes.  The fewer the keyframes, the happier the animator.  And the happier the animator, the better the animation.

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It's a really smart solution but a little difficult to understand if you are not into expressions. Overall you can see he got worked on this idea a lot of time. Regards.
Great class, short and sweet. Loved the blending mode trick to hide the strokes, never thought about that. I'm gonna give this a go!
Excellent class short and very useful

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Hello, I'm Chris.  A Freelance Illustrator and Animator.  Over the past decade of working professionally in the motion graphics industry I have picked up a few tips and tricks that make animating a lot easier.  Hopefully the information I am sharing here helps you to become a more efficient animator.

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