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7 Videos (59m)
    • Preview

      0:25
    • Design in Illustrator

      10:15
    • Build in After Effects

      10:42
    • Rigging in After Effects

      7:44
    • Animate the Walk Cycle - Part 1

      10:26
    • Animate the Walk Cycle - Part 2

      11:23
    • Render, Export & Share your Animated GIF

      8:21

Project Description

Create a Simple Animated Character

ASSIGNMENT

Give your characters personality and swagger by creating a simple animated character. This assignment is great for expanding your design chops into animation. You'll not only learn to illustrate a character, but also you'll be able to make your character move. My techniques will come in handy in your design, illustration and animation work flow.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your simple character animation. A completed animation includes:

  • A character
  • At least one animated element

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RESOURCES

  • Adobe Illustrator file of the character prepped for After Effects.

  • Lesson Q&A: Design in IllustratorIf you have questions about anything covered in the videos or project steps from 'Design in Illustrator' post them here and let's work together to answer them! If you have any problems building the character, find attached the file created in the videos for reference. (CS5 or higher required)

  • Lesson Q&A: Build in After EffectsIf you have questions about anything covered in the videos or project steps from 'Build in After Effects' post them here and let's work together to answer them! If you have any problems building the character, find attached the file created in the videos for reference. (CS5 or higher required)
  • Lesson Q&A: Rigging in After EffectsIf you have questions about anything covered in the videos or project steps from 'Rigging in After Effects' post them here and let's work together to answer them! If you have any problems building the character, find attached the file created in the videos for reference. (CS5 or higher required)

  • Lesson Q&A: Animate the Walk CycleIf you have questions about anything covered in the videos or project steps from 'Animate the Walk Cycle' post them here and let's work together to answer them! If you have any problems building the character, find attached the file created in the videos for reference. (CS5 or higher required). If you have trouble Rendering the loop, find the project Render Quicktime attached.

  • Lesson Q&A: Render, Export & Share your Animated GIFIf you have questions about anything covered in the videos or project steps from 'Render, Export & Share your Animated GIF' post them here and let's work together to answer them!