Part 5 & 6: Character Animation in After Effects by Dave Legion
In Part 5. Build Me Some Hope, Dave shows us how to use 3D layers and layer masks to create a jaw and hair band for the puppet head. In Part 6 Dave shows a pretty clever solution, using expressions, for creating hair that swings with the movement of the puppet’s head. A key tool for his animation is Mettle’s FreeForm plug-in, which streamlines and simplifies the process.
Part 5: Create a Jaw and Swinging Head of Hair.
Part 6. Build Me Some Hope: Create a Swinging Head of Hair Using Expressions.
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
Download a Demo of FreeForm: mettle.com/free-demo/
Dave Legion is an award-winning animator in the UK. davelegion.com
Find out more about the FH Foundation.
See the artist who inspired Dave Legion: Daniel Gies.
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