Rigging and Animating Cartoons with Duik and Joysticks
What you'll learn
- How to rig an image based cartoon character in After Effects with the assistance of Duik and Joysticks n' Sliders
- Basic understanding of After Effects is recommended
In this course you will learn all about the process of rigging and animating a 2D cartoon character using Duik and Joysticks 'n Sliders. These two plugins are available for After Effects, which is were the bulk of the work for this course will take place.
More specifically in this course you will learn how to:
Assemble as PSD for layer rigging
Properly import elements and set up comps
Build skeletons, auto-rig, and link layers together
Assemble and rig a Pin-bone based character
Learn how to adjust common animation settings with the Duik panel
Create motion controls with Joysticks
Create reusable actions, such as blinking eyes, with sliders
Create head turns, hand poses and mouth phonemes using Swap Templates
Create reusable actions through the Duik panel
Create a jump animation and place it into a scene to test the rig
Who this course is for:
- Beginner animators looking to use an After Effects workflow in their productions
- Established animators looking to change pipelines
- Beginners looking for an overview to the plugins Duik and Joysticks n' Sliders
I have spent several years learning different kinds of software while freelancing personal and commercial projects. Along the way I have collected a bunch of useful knowledge that can be translated into engaging video tutorials. So while I continue to create zany animated adventures, I want to share with you what I have learned.
I have worked for several companies over the years creating eLearning content. Some of these include: Smith Micro, Virtual Training Company, Packt Publishing, Train Simple and Pluralsight.
My animation is freelance based and isn't as well known as my eLearning content. I have a few animation projects I currently have my hands in. In addition, I work for others who need animation assistance.