Animating With Character Pt. 2 - Walk Cycles Premium class

Jake Bartlett, Motion Graphics Artist

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20 Videos (1h 44m)
    • Course Trailer

      0:37
    • Getting Started

      1:22
    • Get Inspired!

      0:22
    • The Contact Pose

      14:30
    • The Passing Pose

      6:49
    • Testing The Walk Speed

      5:34
    • The Up & Down Poses

      10:10
    • Finessing The Keyframes

      11:43
    • Fixing Knee Pops

      5:59
    • Adding Overlap

      3:22
    • Contact & Passing Poses

      9:17
    • Up & Down Poses

      4:47
    • Simplifying The Keyframes

      5:08
    • Finessing The Keyframes

      3:50
    • Easing The Motion

      5:47
    • Adding Overlap

      4:29
    • Speed Test

      4:09
    • Fixing My Mistake

      1:03
    • Allan's Walk Overview

      4:08
    • Thanks!

      0:56

About This Class

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In part 2 of this 3 part series, I'll show you how to animate a walk cycle for a character in After Effects! A walk cycle is one of the most essential animations you can create for a character, and can express a surprising amount of personality. You'll learn all the basics needed to start designing and animating your own walk cycles.

We'll be using the character rigs created in part 1, but if you didn't make your own you can use one of mine. All of my character PSDs and rigged After Effects projects are availble for you to download in the Project Description.

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This is an amazing course, very well taught with valued content. I recommend it for those who want to start animating characters inside After Effects.
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Jake Bartlett

Motion Graphics Artist

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Hey! My name is Jake Bartlett, and I’m a motion designer working and playing in sunny Los Angeles, California. I've been animating in Adobe After Effects for over ten years. After five years of working for an LA-based production company, I have gone freelance full-time and now work from home. Animating as a motion designer professionally is a dream for me. I get to use After Effects every single day for my job.

Since starting my professional career I've animated over 800 episodes of 8 different motion graphics shows for clients like Yahoo!, MSN, Twitter, YouTube, Pepsi, VH1, HGTV, NateGeo Wild, The History Channel, and Ulive to name a few. In my free time I love making animations for myself. I've found that constantly challenging myself on my own time has been the best way to increase the quality of my work. Being able to consistently use After Effects on a daily basis and always having a tight deadline has made me very fast and efficient with the program.

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