After Effects Series 1 Directory:
Basic Character Rigging
What this tutorial series covers
This series covers body character rigging (not faces) using Duduf’s free script called Duik. It also covers writing expressions, creating expression controls, and using time remapping compositions to create switch layers. I created this series for people new to After Effects. If you’re familiar with the program, but new to rigging characters, you will probably find the content useful as well. However, I do cover a lot of After Effects basic interface information in the videos as I discuss rigging, so the tutorials may move a little slow for experienced users.
This series is composed of 5 parts. Some of the parts contain more than one installment, to keep each tutorial to a reasonable length, for a total of 13 installments.
The video below shows the final product we’ll be producing in this tutorial series.
Links to all videos in this series
1.5c Animating a Turn
1.5d Animating a Step Out
Part 1.5 was originally conceived as one or two tutorials to be placed in part 4, believe it or not, but it kept growing as I felt the need to explain some concepts with cutaway videos. The Basic Character set of tutorials are aimed at people new to After Effects and computer puppet animation.
*Don Q Media and Jared Mark Graham have no affiliation with Adobe Systems Inc.