Rock Out with Character Animation!

Jake Bartlett, Motion Designer

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19 Videos (1h 46m)
    • Rock Out!

      0:47
    • Class Project

      0:34
    • Character Design for Animation

      22:13
    • Rigging pt. 1

      2:40
    • Rigging pt 2

      2:46
    • Rigging pt. 3

      2:39
    • Rigging pt. 4

      7:56
    • Character Animation pt. 1

      10:15
    • Character Animation pt. 2

      9:34
    • Character Animation pt. 3

      8:18
    • Character Animation pt. 4

      5:49
    • Character Animation pt. 5

      3:25
    • Character Animation pt. 6

      2:23
    • Character Animation pt. 7

      4:05
    • Character Animation pt. 8

      5:00
    • Shading pt. 1

      5:41
    • Shading pt. 2

      6:33
    • Exporting a GIF

      4:55
    • Thank You!

      0:35
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About This Class

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In this class I'll show you step-by-step how to design your own personalized character for animating in After Effects, how to rig it, animate it, and export it as a looping GIF. I'll cover every step of my process in detail, so you can follow along even if you've never used After Effects before. I've even included all of my source design and animation project files for my four character loops at the bottom of this page. That way if you're curious how I animated my characters, or want to skip the design process and just jump into animation, you can just use my files.

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This is my second try with after effects. The first one was when I was still in Community College and upon completion the motion class, I felt rather intimidating by the software and wasn't able to produce anything decent. This time, after spending just 2 days watching the tutorial, I'm already enjoy the program and all of its potentials. Thanks Jake!
Great Information ! Checking All your tutorials. Thanks :)
Good introduction to after effects animation.

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