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Tutorials from the past

15 October 2018

This series is base on the pre-Duik Bassel update, and so has been banished to my archives on Vimeo. I will eventually be expanding the Duik Bassel Series on this website, but it will be a slow process.

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Angie Tutorials Graphic

When I redesigned donQmedia, I dropped a lot of the outdated tutorials. However, I archived them on Vimeo in case anyone wanted to take a look at them. While I might update most of the Stickman-Duik series, I won’t be adding the Angie puppet series here. I did want to make the work files available to people interested in this tutorial series, so here they are.

Angie Series GraphicDownload the Angie files

This 2.3 MB zip file contains all the project files for the After Effects Series 2 rigging tutorials (links to Vimeo below). This file package contains the Angie 1.5.1, which is a Photoshop file and is not meant for the Controllers & Expressions Series.

Angie Files Zip

The series covers character rigging using some of the same techniques in theThe Duik Series,  including the use of Duik to speed up the rigging process and add inverse kinematics scrips. The puppet Angie, by nature of its design, will be more complex. First, we’ll be applying After Effect’s puppet tools in combination with anchor pin rotations on the limbs. We’ll use expressions with expression controls to rig the facial features, as well as allow us to add features to the puppet beyond the scope of Duik. As a final touch, we’ll learn a way to create a partial head turn to make Angie a bit more dynamic.

No third party plugins, except the free rigging script Duik, are needed for this series. This series is  in 5 parts (9 installments) which run a little over four hours.

Here’s a list of the Angie videos on Vimeo.

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