After Effects CC: 2D Character Animation - Puppet & Rig
What you'll learn
- Create 2D Character Animation using the two most important methods
- Master the Puppet Pin Tool and all its auxiliary tools
- Identify strategic placement of Pins
- Understand Alpha Channels and Mesh applications
- Create awesome animations using the two Sketching tools
- Set pixel priorities In Front within the alpha channel
- Explore the stiffness parameters and its effects on mesh deformation
- Understanding the concepts of rigging, Forward and Inverse Kinetics
- Rig Complex shapes
- Animate using the rigging concept
- Learn how to use Pro-Plugin to Rig Puppet Pins
- Some working knowledge in After Effects is necessary, mainly simple transformations and parenting concepts
From the Author of the Bestselling and Highest Rated Complete After Effects CC Course.
This a Unique course to learn 2D Character (Cartoon or Photographic) animation methods and techniques. It’s all about Puppeteering a character and/or rigging graphics.
Learn and Master the concepts and tools that you will need to build full 2D Character animations in After Effects CC.
Learning 2D Character animation in After Effects with the two most important techniques is an asset for everyone who wants to work in After Effects.
Master the Puppeteering tool and couple it with the rigging method to create exciting animation:
- Understand the concept of Puppeteering in After Effects
- Master the Pin tool and create Pins in strategic points
- Discover how to use the Puppet Overlap Tool and create levels for your flat characters
- Explore of Puppet Starch tool and stiffen areas of you character
Acquiring the 2D Character Animation Skills is Essential and Important when you want to work in After Effects.
You will cover the Puppeteering methods and techniques in After Effects and Master the three essential tools and all parameters that will make a character animate smoothly.
You will also learn how to use pro-plugin to rig your puppet to create forward kinetics that will allow you more control.
You will cover how shape layers are rigged and learn how to animate a rigged complex shape. You will then be able to animate any complex shape.
With these fundamental techniques animating a Character be it cartoon or photographic will be easy and animations are created fast.
Among Others you will cover:
The Puppet Tool including the Puppet Pin and Mesh, How to Record an Animation with Motion Sketching for Puppet Pins and Motion Sketching for layers. You will also cover how to smoothen your animation and how to apply the wiggler effect to a Puppet Pin.
You will cover Keyframing Pins and create simple and complex animations.
In every Character there will be need to stiffen certain areas and overlap others, you will cover these two aspects very thoroughly.
Rigging is a method of linking layer in Forward Kinetics and animating from base to extremity: this subject will be covered in full.
Going more pro and using an important plugin to rig Puppet pins is covered as the last resource required to become a pro in 2D Character animation.
Join this Course and I wish you happy Puppet Show!!
Who this course is for:
- This course is a starter course for my 3D animation course: By taking this course you will better understand 3D animation.
- Students who want to learn 2D Character animation in After Effects using simple techniques
- Students who want to understand, use and master the Puppeteering and Rigging Concepts
- Students aspiring to become pro-animators and practice with 2D animation concepts
- Do not take this course if you have no idea what is Adobe After Effects
Louay Zambarakji is a seasoned instructor on Udemy. With over 18 years of experience in the field of multimedia and graphic design, Louay has developed a deep expertise in Adobe Creative Suite software, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere Pro. He is widely recognized for his in-depth knowledge of these tools and his ability to convey complex concepts in a clear, concise manner that is easy to understand.
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Louay has created a variety of highly popular and well-reviewed courses on the online learning platform Udemy, which offer in-depth training on Adobe Creative Suite software and other multimedia topics. He has taught over 400,000 students from more than 180 countries, and his courses have received numerous positive reviews for their clarity, comprehensiveness, and practicality.
In addition to his work as an instructor, Louay is also an entrepreneur and multimedia consultant. He has worked with a range of clients, from small businesses to multinational corporations, including Coca-Cola, Nestle, and Samsung. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping others achieve their goals in the multimedia field.
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