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Fake 3D Walkcycles in After Effects

What is this course about?

Learn how to tame this pigeon from start to finish in After Effects. In this masterclass, we will be talkin’ about Faux 3D, Puppet Tool & a small dose of frame-by-frame animation.

I will also guide you through some of my techniques, my workflow, and custom expressions. Better keep this folk as wiggly as possible, right?

Level

Basic

Format

Online

Lessons

8

Duration

2.5h+

Required Software

Adobe After Effects

Language

English

COURSE CURRICULUM

What will I learn?

LESSON #1

Shape the Character in Illustrator

Basic shapes, pen tool & a tiny bit of nonsense, that’s all you need for designing this peep! We will also use masks, pathfinding and a few other cool AI techniques.

Shape the Character in Illustrator

LESSON #2

Prepare Layers & Setup Workspace

Don’t rush straight into AE! A tidy workspace and good naming are the keys to be more effective. Let’s Marie Kondō this workflow (I assure you it’s fun).

Prepare Layers & Setup Workspace

LESSON #3

3D Turn: Fake it!

Infinite round and round and round and round… Hacking 2D shape layers to get a 3D look requires some intricate knowledge, or not 🙂

3D Turn: Fake it!

LESSON #4

Supercharge the Puppet Tool

It’s time to see the wobbly magic hidden behind this creepy function. Pin it, link it, offset it, these are some good ol’ tricks!

Supercharge the Puppet Tool

LESSON #5

Secondary Wavy Action

We will see what a simple path animation can do for you. Meet your two new friends: Vertice and Tangent.

Secondary Wavy Action

LESSON #6

Frame-by-frame Walk Cycle

Okay, after all this warm-up, we are ready to punch some serious keyframes. And there will be a lot of them in this section. Let’s roll for cel-animation basics in AE.

Frame-by-frame Walk Cycle

LESSON #7

Wrapping up & Finishes

You’d be surprised how simple finishes give another dimension to your design. I love shaking this screen, and you?

Wrapping up & Finishes

LESSON #8

Bonus

Access 2 more project files to go deeper into the masterclass principles.

Bonus

About the author

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About the author

Fabien Rousseau

Hi, ? I’m a freelance illustrator and animator from Brussels. With design & code background, I found my way to this amazing Mograph community. I like cooking spicy food, twerk music, and Legos. Trying my best to combine those with animation principles and bouncy loops!

Fake 3D Walkcycles in After Effects

Learn how to come up with original ideas

Smooth out your character animation

Speed up your workflow

Improve the fluidity of your animations

Fake 3D Walkcycles in After Effects

Learn the secrets of the workflow of one of the world’s best motion designers. Fluid animation, unexpected transitions, superb character animation tips and tricks, and a lot of source files to dig in.

LEVEL

You’ve already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft.

Basic

LESSONS

8

DURATION

2.5h+

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