2D Animation: Bring Your Art To Life In After Effects Premium class

Benjmain Child, Engaged Educator | Simplifier

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35 Videos (4h 10m)
    • What's This Course About?

      1:59
    • Required Software

      2:27
    • The Flow of this Course - more detail

      3:39
    • Import Project Files

      2:59
    • Setting Up Comps - (compositions)

      6:20
    • Blinks Comp

      7:30
    • Eye Roundness

      5:59
    • Auto Lip Sync - (talking)

      13:54
    • Head Pins

      5:50
    • Head Controls 1

      9:25
    • Head Controls 2

      8:57
    • Body Guide Nulls

      4:35
    • Body Pins

      8:32
    • Head Vertical Rotation - up & down

      2:39
    • Hair Movement

      16:32
    • Legs

      11:05
    • Arms

      4:42
    • Hands 1

      13:26
    • Hands 2

      9:14
    • The Dress

      7:24
    • Replacing Lip Sync Audio

      3:25
    • Breath

      2:15
    • The Side View Character

      9:05
    • Animation 1 - Setup

      1:51
    • Animation 2 - Scene

      10:29
    • Animation 3 - Additional Art

      6:25
    • Animation 4 - Character

      13:25
    • Animation 5 - Dress

      12:13
    • Animation 6 - Close Up

      11:17
    • Animation 7 - Buttercorn (aka: the horned butterfly)

      11:56
    • Animation 8 - Dialouge

      2:46
    • Animation 9 - ExitShot

      5:53
    • Animation 10 - Exporting

      1:45
    • PremierPro

      4:17
    • Eye Movement

      5:24

About This Class

Save time learning how to rig a character for an animated short or mini-series with After Effects all from a photoshop character (which is provided!)

You will quickly learn:

  • Eyes - blinking and movement
  • Lip-Sync - mouth’s ability to react to replaceable audio tracks
  • Face - facial expressions (which still work with talking)
  • Hair - to be able to move in the wind and react with head movement
  • Legs - including ankle and foot articulation
  • Arms - with opening and closing hands
  • Secondary Clothing - a dress/skirt which moves with the underlying legs
  • Animate - set up a scene for a short animation including walking
  • Exporting - taking the project into Premier Pro to add in background music.

No After Effects experience necessary. Many of the Key Commands are displayed on-screen as the course goes along.

If you love to draw or paint digital art in Photoshop or even the Procreate app for iPad this course will teach you skills to take your own creative characters drawn in a layered fashion and bring them to life for use time and time again with the use of a couple extra tools which massively Save Time.

Let's get started!

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Benjmain Child

Engaged Educator | Simplifier

Ben is dedicated to simplifying projects and providing a solution to a challenge.

With more of a Ready. Fire. Aim approach he not only educates students about a specific subject but also reveals to them that by simply starting and taking action, they learn at a much faster rate. 

He maintains clarity through keeping on track and to the point with any subject as he passionately believes that the best way to achieve your desired outcome is as simple as maintaining focus until you get it. It’s that simple.

Always happy to help others along their way, Ben welcomes all those who are interested in After Effects and curious of how to bring their art to life.