The Complete Beginner's Guide to Animation Bundle

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What's Included

Save Time in Character Animation in After Effects
  • Certification included
  • Experience level required: Beginner
  • Access 39 lectures & 4.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Length of time users can access this course: Lifetime

Course Curriculum

39 Lessons (4.5h)

  • Section 1. Introduction
    05 How To Open Project Files1:47
    02 How to Download Project Files
    03 Character Setup In Adobe Illustrator6:02
    01 Course Overview and Goal8:00
    04 Get Duik 14.23 to follow along
    New Lecture
  • Section 2. Rigging The Character
    06 Rigging The Left Arm10:00
    10 Put The Left Arm Behind The Character7:29
    12 Anchor Arms And Legs To Body5:49
    07 Rigging The Right Arm And Legs5:46
    08 How To Hide The Shoulder Line9:37
    11 Put The Right Arm Behind The Character10:38
    09 How To Hide The Hip Line5:43
  • Section 3. Turning The Head
    15 Animating The Rest Of The Face For 3D Illusion9:00
    14 Animating The Face Shape For 3D Illusion - Turning The Face9:29
    16 Cleaning The Workspace6:24
    13 Setting Up For 3D Illusion - Turning The Face8:24
  • Section 4. Setting Up Controllers
    17 Setup For Head And Face Controls8:14
    18 Extracting The Different Parts Of The Face To Separate Layers8:39
    19 Create Effects For The Controllers And Parent Layers7:24
    20 Align Anchor Points3:21
  • Section 5. Activating Controllers
    23 Marking Limits For Head Control7:03
    27 Expressions For Pupils7:11
    25 Preparing Eyes And Eyebrows And Fixing Eye Blinks4:44
    21 Expressions For Turning The Head12:12
    22 Controlling The Head Up And Down4:59
    24 Expressions For Eyebrow And Eye Controllers8:58
    26 Expressions For Eyebrows18:06
  • Section 6. Setting Up The Lip Sync
    28 Animating For Lip Sync8:50
    29 Expressions For Mouth Part 16:42
    30 Expressions For Mouth Part 24:56
    31 Setting Up The Jaw And Using Expressions9:30
  • Section 6. Setting Up The Lip Sync
    31 Setting Up The Jaw And Using Expressions9:30
    28 Animating For Lip Sync8:50
    30 Expressions For Mouth Part 24:56
    29 Expressions For Mouth Part 16:42
  • Section 7. Automated Blinking And Additional Switches
    32 Front To Back Switch6:54
    33 Blinking And Final Touches8:24
  • Section 8. Animating The Character
    35 Setting Up 3D Scene5:36
    34 Animating The Character14:21
  • Section 10. Wrap It Up
    38 Wrap It Up1:17
    10 Next for ALL2:18

Save Time in Character Animation in After Effects

2D Animation 101


With a background of 10 years in the film industry at Autumn Leave Films, and with over 30 short films produced to this date, 2D Animation 101 is a group of animators who love to share everything they know about animation, from pre-production, animation, to post production. Their aim is to equip future animators with all the necessary techniques and tips to help them do better projects. Their courses will help beginners along with intermediate users. They've helped more than 54,000+ students discover techniques and knowledge to start animating their projects.


Want to learn to save time by designing faster? Speed up your animation time with an advanced technique: Rigged Characters. Rigging characters has been used for a few years, but this course will teach you to automate the movements by using expressions (Java code and lots math) inside After Effects. With these skills, you'll be able to move your characters with just clicks and drags.

  • Learn from 38 lectures & 4+ hours of video content
  • Use a powerful rig that calculates everything for you so you only have to make a few clicks & drags to change the position of your character
  • Follow along w/ the included project files & easy-to-follow instructions to achieve this powerful technique
  • Ask any questions & get responses from the instructor
  • Get a tour of After Effects if you are new to it
  • Use the techniques used by professionals at Nickelodeon & Disney

Note: Software NOT included.


Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels


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  • Unredeemed licenses can be returned for store credit within 30 days of purchase. Once your license is redeemed, all sales are final.
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