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Rigging characters has been used since a couple of years ago, but what I teach you here is how to automate the movements by using expressions (Java code and lots math) inside After Effects to give you the ability to move your characters with just clicks and drags.
Just check 1 hour of free lessons to see if you find the techniques interesting.
What options do I have for animating a character?
Picture this. You have a project in your mind, lets say, a 2 minute animation. You have the plot in your mind, its a good story and you even have the main characters drawn and ready.
You know how to use After Effects, because you went to Video Copilot and learned the basics for free.
Rigged Characters are the common way to speed your animation, everybody knows that
Rigged Characters are what most professionals under a schedule use. I am talking about Nickelodeon, Disney TV. They all use techniques to rig characters and animate faster.
But until now, there was no way you could achieve all this in After Effects, you had to do your animation in Toon Boom, or Animate Studio. What about us? The After Effects Community?
Well, this is my contribution. An Advanced Rig that helps you control your character easily and quickly, all inside After Effects.
If you have not checked yet, take a look at 1 hour of free lessons and see for yourself how easy you can achieve this rig, and how it can help you to animate faster.
It all sounds great, but, What level of knowledge do I need?
Because I know there is a lot of people who does not know how to use After Effects, I made an update and included a tour of the software. Everyone is getting it now. And if you are a veteran user, you might discover some advanced little tips that can help you cut your work time in half.