After Effects CC 2019 Character Animation Essential Training

Below are a few movies from my course After Effects CC 2019 Character Animation Essential Training at Lynda.com. Learn to bring your characters to life with Adobe After Effects

Bring your characters to life with Adobe After Effects. Explore the essential tools and techniques for character animation in After Effects by working through examples that examine each feature as it applies to an animator’s workflow. Discover how to rig characters with the Puppet tools and expressions, animate keyframes in the Graph Editor, and animate on the fly—with your mouse—using motion sketching. Plus, discover how to add 3D layers and cameras to your scenes for a multidimensional perspective on your characters.

Topics include:

  • Shape layers and masks
  • Track mattes
  • Rigging characters
  • Using the Puppet tool for rigging
  • Adding and adjusting keyframes
  • Looping animation
  • Animating with motion paths and motion sketch
  • Adding cameras for multiplane environments
  • Lighting animation
  • Rendering animation

After Effects is built on 6 main concepts that are briefly reviewed here.

Here we’ll create a flag suitable for simulation and create a texture template to easily change its look.

Here’s a brief introduction to how we can control our characters.

A quick look at animation’s inner workings

Learn how to add depth to your compositions with parallax.

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