Perspective Walk Сycle
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To finish this masterclass you will need some basic skills with Adobe After Effects and good drawing skills on a tablet for an accurate line.
Minimum software requirements:After Effects Animate Rough Animator
3 hours 10 minutes.
The masterclass is online, so you will have access to it 24/7
Walk and shape layers
I will explain to you the main key poses of a walk cycle. And based on that we will make the character’s body, book, and umbrella using shape layers in After Effects.
Perspective and particles
We will make the puddles on the ground look like they are moving with the perspective and we will experiment with “CC Particle World” effect to create rain.
We are moving on to the drawing part of the lesson. I will show you a Rough animator app on iPad but of course, you can draw in Adobe Animate or on a piece of paper if you prefer. We are going to draw the keyframes of the character’s legs. After that, I will show you how to make the side character walk further in the distance.
Once we have the keyframes we can think about the spacing between the frames and the line of movement in order to finish the rest of them.
Cleaning, assembling and corrections
We will clean the rough animation in Adobe Animate so that it is in shapes and nice strokes. Then we will gather it all in After effects again and do some corrections to finalize. In the end, we will export a gif in Dribble format (800x600).
Teodor Hristov was born in 1992 in Kazanlak, Bulgaria. He studied Spatial design in the National High School of Plastic Arts and Design in his hometown. After that, he graduated from New Bulgarian University with a degree in Animation. He won a prize at the WFAF-Varna for the best Bulgarian student animation film for his graduation film “Scary Unknown”. After his graduation, he worked for a year and a half for e Belgian animation studio “StoryMe”.
In 2017, he became a part of a small young team called “Lobster Studio”. They’ve created the short animation film “Weird” and have many other interesting projects.