Video Game Art: Create A Low-Poly Game Character in After Effects

Aaron Bartlett, Motion/Graphic Designer

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7 Videos (27m)
    • Intro

    • Painting Textures

    • Building the Rig Part 1

    • Building the Rig Part 2

    • Pose, Light & Export

    • Create the Scene

    • Fun, fun!


About This Class

When you’ve got cool graphics software at your fingertips you can make make really fun video game art! In this lesson we’ll learn how to replicate low-poly characters that can easily be custom tailored to suit your creative ideas!

You’ll be able to do this class in Photoshop and After Effects.

If you’d like to learn how to do this in Cinema 4D, you can find the companion lesson right here. The photoshop sections of both lessons are identical so you’ll just need to redo the middle sections that cover Cinema 4D.

Music Credit:

"Chipper" Kevin MacLeod (

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

4 of 5 students recommendSee All

Great class that gave quick results and a scalable rig that I can easily clone and repopulate.
David Miller

Multimedia Artist For Primordial Creative studio

Aaron clearly and quickly explains how to make a perfect minecraft style character rig. I learned so much about how to make and style pixel art. Awesome class!
Jake Bartlett

Motion Designer

Really fun and informative short course, while it is short and easy to follow and easy to create the class project, it gives an important insight in understanding of character design and texturing.
Sebastiaan Destellirer

Graphic Designer, Teacher





Aaron Bartlett

Motion/Graphic Designer

I'm designer who works in LA and I've spent much of my career in entertainment marketing creating promos and ads for TV, movies and video games. I've got a fairly broad background in a variety of media. I love cartoons and comics books.

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