Friday, December 1, 2023
HomeVideo EditingDynamic Character Animation in After Results

Dynamic Character Animation in After Results

Discover ways to create a enjoyable, animated video introduction utilizing some superior methods on this After Results movement design course.

Watch the Full Grasp Movement Design: Dynamic Character Animation in After Results Course

What You will Study

  • Find out how to take your work from Adobe Illustrator into Adobe After Results utilizing a plugin
  • Find out how to day out your scenes in After Results, to hit the beat of the music
  • Animating trim paths in After Results
  • After Results character animation together with rigging
  • Find out how to use monitor mattes in After Efects
  • Find out how to use expression controls in After Results

Bounce to content material on this part

1. Introduction

1.1 Welcome to the Course 

Watch video lesson (1 min) ↗

On this fast introduction video, I will let you recognize what we’ll be protecting on this movement design After Results course, together with timing, animating, and rigging. That is an intermediate to superior take a look at After Results, so you may must know the fundamentals earlier than you do this course out. Under you may discover the right course to get you began when you’re not fairly there but: After Results for Novices.

After Results for Novices | FREE Mega Course

Discover ways to use After Results on this free course. From the After Results fundamentals as much as extra superior matters like spatial interpolation, you may study all of it. With knowledgeable instruction from Dave Bode, you may begin on the absolute starting and work rapidly by means of these free After Results tutorials into extra thrilling methods. 

2. Overviews

2.1 Overview of the Design

Watch video lesson (1 min) ↗

I will present you some designs I’ve pre-made in Illustrator prepared to maneuver into After Results, and we’ll rapidly undergo the varied layers that make up the scene to be able to apply that data to bringing in your individual shapes or illustrations.

overview of the designoverview of the designoverview of the design

2.2 Overview of the After Results challenge

Watch video lesson (1 min) ↗

In After Results, I will provide you with a take a look at a breakdown challenge so you possibly can see how yours must be laid out. I’ve acquired 4 scenes which might be 4 completely different precomps, all set to the identical dimension (1920×1080) after which I used the Overlord plugin to switch the whole lot I might made in Illustrator over to After Results. 

The Overlord plugin is $55 however you do not want this to import recordsdata into AE from AI however it may be quicker and simpler.

“Keep in mind to all the time title your layers earlier than importing them in order that it is simpler to seek out the place issues are and the place they need to be.”

3. Timing, Animating, and Rigging

3.1 Timing Out Your Scenes

Watch video lesson (4 minutes) ↗

On this video I will stroll you thru how I determine my timing. On this case, it should be to the music as that is what actually drives the entire video. There is a massive punch on the finish (a type of ‘BAMP!’) so if we all know that our timing ends there, then we all know how lengthy we have now to suit the remainder of the scene. 

timing out scenestiming out scenestiming out scenes

3.2 Animating Trim Paths

Watch video lesson (2 minutes) ↗

If we’re utilizing a form then we will add one thing referred to as a trim path, and there are two most important properties in relation to trim paths: the beginning, and the top! As soon as these are in place, we will then animate that form alongside these two factors.

trim pathstrim pathstrim paths

3.3 Easing These Keyframes!

Watch video lesson (5 minutes) ↗

Easing in animation is principally the transition from one motion to a different so it does not jar. On this video I will present you ways we will modify the keyframes in our video to alter the velocity of sure components of the animation from one keyframe to the subsequent, whereas conserving it easy and looking out good.

easing keyframeseasing keyframeseasing keyframes

3.4 Character Rigging

Watch video lesson (3 minutes) ↗

On this video, we’ll take a look at some Adobe After Results character animation. The principle animation would be the physique, after which the whole lot else will observe that. Every half is labored on individually: left hand, proper hand, eyeball, head and so forth, after which we mother or father that to the physique, as it is the factor the whole lot else is transferring round.

character riggingcharacter riggingcharacter rigging

Some Fast Suggestions From Chapter 3


Visualise Your Audio Monitor

You may wish to change the color of your audio monitor, notably when you’re becoming the timings to the beat. This fashion you possibly can see at a look which a part of the timeline you are engaged on.


Including Trim Paths

Every form layer may have a fast manner so as to add trim paths, by clicking Add subsequent to the layer.


Ease Keyframes

Hitting F9 is a fast method to ease keyframes!


When Parenting

You possibly can choose a number of layers by holding command / management.

4. Monitor Mattes, Expression Controls, and Texture

4.1 The Magic of Monitor Mattes

Watch video lesson (17 minutes) ↗

That is considered one of two fairly lengthy movies on this course, so you are going to study quite a bit right here. I will present you learn how to make a grasp monitor matte utilizing a form layer after which the whole lot that we wish to transfer will use that grasp monitor matte. I will additionally display a few of my preferences which may make issues just a little simpler for you, like working with a worth graph somewhat than velocity graph, and separating the size of a layer.

  • The Velocity Graph demonstrates the motion velocity out of 100.
  • The Worth Graph is the precise worth being adjusted 

You possibly can study extra about graphs in Adobe After Results and learn how to management velocity between keyframes within the Graph Editor, from Adobe.

track mattestrack mattestrack mattes

4.2 Utilizing Expression Controls

Watch video lesson (22 minutes) ↗

I will take you thru some expression controls on this video. For instance, to make one thing ‘wiggle’ we might want to provide it two properties: frequency – how typically one thing occurs – and amplitude, how a lot. If we did that when for a part of our animation, we will copy it over to anything that we wish to animate in the identical manner, and the good factor is that as a result of we’re making use of it individually, it will not animate in a uniform manner, it is all going to look subtly completely different.

Hyperlink your expressions to Expression Controls so you possibly can management and keyframe their values identical to you do with results. – Adobe

expression controlsexpression controlsexpression controls

Collage Animation After Results Tutorial | FREE COURSE

Try this in-depth tutorial on learn how to make a collage animation in After Results. Comply with this step-by-step information to discover ways to create scrolling null layers, deliver your whole video, picture, animation and graphics belongings into this system, after which pull all of it collectively into one actually cool collage impact! 

5. Ending Up

5.1 Including Texture

Watch video lesson (2 minutes) ↗

I am an enormous texture fanatic and issues do not feel full with no little texture, so on this lesson I will present you learn how to add a pleasant background texture to your video challenge which goes to make the entire video really feel just a little extra genuine.


5.2 The Last Product

Watch video lesson (1 min) ↗

I hope you bought one thing out of this free After Results course and realized just a few little methods alongside the best way. By now, you’ve got made a pleasant little animated character video and have the abilities to hold throughout into your individual productions.

Extra Nice Free After Results Programs and Tutorials

If you would like to study extra about After Results and notably animation in After Results, then listed below are a few of our greatest free tutorials and programs that will help you get began.

Or when you want written tutorials, attempt our enormous library of free After Results tutorials. Listed below are just a few you may like:

About This Web page

This web page was written by Marie Gardiner from the transcript of a course by Tim Lucke. Marie is a author, creator, and photographer. It was edited by Gonzalo Angulo. Gonzalo is an editor, author and illustrator.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments