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6-10-2014, 13:38

Video2Brain – 2D Character Animation in After Effects

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Video2Brain – 2D Character Animation in After Effects
Video2Brain – 2D Character Animation in After Effects
FLV | VP6 1024kbps | English | 1280x720 | 15fps | 2h 30mins | MP3 mono 96kbps | 702 MB
Genre: Video Training

In her career as an animator, Angie Taylor has developed some powerful techniques for creating quick but compelling 2D animation, and in this workshop she shares those secrets with you. You’ll learn how to import layered files and paths from Illustrator into After Effects and how to animate flat vector artwork in both 2D and 3D space, and you’ll explore options for outputting your animations. The videos are short, focused, and solution-oriented, and all the project files are included so you can follow along as you go.

Best Practices for Importing Source Files
• Importing Options
• Browsing Files in Adobe Bridge
• Dragging and Dropping from the Finder/Explorer

Sorting and Interpreting Footage
• Sorting Files
• Interpret Footage Options for Transparency and Gradients

Animating Using Traditional Layer-Style Animation
• Setting Up Anchor Points
• Keyframing Transform Properties
• Keyframe Types
• Fine-Tuning Animation with the Graph Editor

Creating a Grouping Structure for Body Parts
• Precomposing to Create Groups
• Using Parenting to Create Hierarchical Animation

Animating with the Puppet Tool
• Recording Animation with the Puppet Tool
• Animating the Overlap Tool
• Using the Starch Tool to Control Deformations

Creating Stop-Frame-Style Animation
• Animating Paint Strokes with the Paintbrush
• Sequencing Hand-Drawn Layers

Expressions and Scripting
• Linking Properties
• Using the Linear and Ease Expressions
• Applying Loop Expressions
• Using Audio to Control Animation
• Setting Up Control Layers
• Scripts That Aid in Inverse Kinematics

Animating Using Time Remapping
• Keyframing Facial Expressions
• Automatically Lip-Syncing to Audio

Output Options
• Exporting Files for Flash
• Making Movies via the Render Queue


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