Part 1: Character Animation in After Effects by Dave Legion
Dave Legion has put together a comprehensive set of tutorials on Character Animation. The series is called “Build Me Some Hope”, named after a character from “A Story of Hope”, an animation he worked on for the FH Foundation. You’ll learn how to create a displacement map using FreeForm. This is the first step in creating a 3D face in After Effects. Once the face is built, you will be able to animate and pivot a single image of the face up to 180 degrees, an enormous time-saver in character animation.
Watch the Overview to Build Me Some Hope, the Character Animation tut series by David Legion.
“A Story of Hope”, where Funky Medics and Dave created the Hope character.
Watch the tutorial Series:
Part 1: Displacement Maps For Use With FreeForm
Part 2: Create A Facial Rig For Your Puppet
Part 3: Control Facial Expressions with Custom Sliders
Part 4: Set up the lip syncing for your puppet using Mamoworld’s Auto Lip-Sync
Part 5: Create a Working Jaw Using AE 3D Layers
Part 6: Create a Swinging Head of Hair
Part 7: Create Simple Controllers for the Head and Eyes
Part 8: Switch Out Existing Voice Over With Auto Lip Sync
Dave Legion is an award-winning animator from the UK.
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