Expressive Bird Animation

by Max Marakhovskyi

© Expressive Bird Animation by Max Marakhovskyi

In this free masterclass, we will, step by step, animate this beautiful illustration and after that, add some effects and stylization. Emphasis will be on how to make a charismatic movement of the bird and what principles of animation was used.

Student requirements:

Elementary knowledge of After Effects & Illustrator required. Be sure to check the Fondamentals on After Effects Course before.

Software used in Masterclass:

After Effects (CC 2018+) Illustrator

Masterclass duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Masterclass

Expressive Bird Animation

Preregistration is opened for the masterclass starting at 15th of April

Masterclass Curriculum

1

Preparation of illustration
Prepare and correctly combine shape layers

2

Animation of a bird
Will make the main movement of the bird, see what principles of animation are used for this, adjust the easings. We will animate the secondary elements and the environment.

3

Animation of the hares
Will make the animation of hares and the reaction of the environment

4

Background animation
Looping the background and set up offsets

5

Stylization
We will learn how to create a cool texture and apply it.

Masterclass Tutor

Max Marakhovskyi

Motion Designer

Experienced Motion Designer that was one of the best students of our offline school. He is the one behind #motiontricks in Motion Design School's Instagram account .

Masterclass

Expressive Bird Animation

Preregistration is opened for the masterclass starting at 15th of April