Part 2: Character Animation in After Effects by Dave Legion
In Part 2, you will learn how to set-up a rig to control your puppet’s face. Dave will walk you through the whole set-up, including how to use Nulls and the Puppet Tool. He’ll then demonstrate how to create slider controls to facilitate facial animation in After Effects. Dave Legion explains things in a easy-to-follow, methodical style, using mettle’s plug-in FreeForm. Even if you’ve never done character animation before, Dave shows you how easy it can be.
“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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