Animation Tools & Techniques
Tutorials from the past
When I redesigned donQmedia, I dropped a lot of the outdated tutorials.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.
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.