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Rigging and Animating a Simple Character in After Effects
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Released Dec 30, 2013
Kori Valz

Guest Tutor

Kori Valz
Throughout this course we will explore basic character rigging and set-up in After Effects. Using parenting techniques and various expressions, we'll create a simple character that is easy to animate. We'll then learn how to use the most of the rig to achieve a great looking animation that follows basic animation principles.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:53
Looking at the Photoshop file
2

Looking at the Photoshop file

 
04:43
Applying a basic parenting setup
3

Applying a basic parenting setup

 
03:27
Setting up Bezier Warp
4

Setting up Bezier Warp

 
10:24
Setting up blink and mouth controls
5

Setting up blink and mouth controls

 
11:02
Setting up the iris and pupil controls
6

Setting up the iris and pupil controls

 
06:20
Planning our animation
7

Planning our animation

 
09:39
Setting position keyframes
8

Setting position keyframes

 
05:42
Creating squash and stretch
9

Creating squash and stretch

 
16:06
Adding rotation
10

Adding rotation

 
04:19
Animating the mouth
11

Animating the mouth

 
08:32
Animating the eyes
12

Animating the eyes

 
12:29
Finishing touches
13

Finishing touches

 
06:16