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How to use the exercise files

From: After Effects CS3: Animating Characters

Video: How to use the exercise files

Before we get started, I do want to say that if you're a premium member of the www.lynda.com Online Training Library or if you're watching this tutorial on a disc then you have access to the exercise files used throughout the title. Now the exercise files will be on the disc or you'll be able to download them and they will come up in this folder called Exercise Files. Within this folder, you'll have a directory called Monsterpiece which has all of the assets for this project. So we are actually going to be jumping around a lot throughout these directories and I will describe why we've named these the way that we do as we get into organizing this project. Now it's probably best that you just put this on your Desktop but you could put it anywhere. Just as long as you know where this folder's at and can get to it, you should be fine.

How to use the exercise files

Before we get started, I do want to say that if you're a premium member of the www.lynda.com Online Training Library or if you're watching this tutorial on a disc then you have access to the exercise files used throughout the title. Now the exercise files will be on the disc or you'll be able to download them and they will come up in this folder called Exercise Files. Within this folder, you'll have a directory called Monsterpiece which has all of the assets for this project. So we are actually going to be jumping around a lot throughout these directories and I will describe why we've named these the way that we do as we get into organizing this project. Now it's probably best that you just put this on your Desktop but you could put it anywhere. Just as long as you know where this folder's at and can get to it, you should be fine.

If you're a monthly or annual subscriber to www.lynda.com then you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can certainly follow along from scratch or create your own assets. So let's get started.

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After Effects CS3: Animating Characters

43 video lessons · 17651 viewers

George Maestri
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  1. 2m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 30s
    2. How to use the exercise files
      56s
  2. 24m 25s
    1. Project overview
      3m 12s
    2. Original storyboard
      2m 36s
    3. Organizing production directories
      3m 56s
    4. Using a rough soundtrack for shot timing
      1m 58s
    5. Creating a Leica reel in Premiere Pro
      7m 17s
    6. Tracking projects
      3m 1s
    7. Creating art in Photoshop for After Effects
      2m 25s
  3. 47m 12s
    1. Segmenting Photoshop characters
      7m 54s
    2. Importing Photoshop files into After Effects
      3m 55s
    3. Linking character parts
      5m 25s
    4. Animating blinks using Opacity
      8m 19s
    5. Animating the arm
      9m 57s
    6. Animating the needle and thread and the monster's hand
      11m 42s
  4. 54m 9s
    1. Introduction to subcompositions
      5m 32s
    2. Setting up nested compositions
      4m 29s
    3. Animating a run cycle pt. 1: Basic leg motion
      8m 45s
    4. Animating a run cycle pt. 2: Overlap and follow-through
      5m 4s
    5. Putting the girl in his arms
      8m 24s
    6. Animating a screaming girl pt. 1: The arms
      9m 49s
    7. Animating a screaming girl pt. 2: The head
      12m 6s
  5. 32m 5s
    1. The basics of the Puppet tool
      5m 37s
    2. Creating bounce with the Puppet tool
      5m 55s
    3. Dig cycles pt. 1: Introduction
      2m 9s
    4. Dig cycles pt. 2: Shovel
      4m 54s
    5. Dig cycles pt. 3: Arms and body
      11m 3s
    6. Dig cycles pt. 4: Finalizing
      2m 27s
  6. 47m 32s
    1. Creating a monster pt. 1: Introduction
      2m 35s
    2. Creating a monster pt. 2
      10m 42s
    3. Creating a monster pt. 3
      12m 34s
    4. Creating a monster pt. 4
      4m 39s
    5. Creating a monster pt. 5: Finalizing
      4m 22s
    6. Creating smoke and bubble cycles
      7m 34s
    7. Creating a dry brush effect
      5m 6s
  7. 23m 9s
    1. The basics of lip syncing
      3m 8s
    2. Setting up mouths for animation with time mapping
      7m 21s
    3. Animating the lips
      6m 23s
    4. Animating the head and body
      6m 17s
  8. 14m 54s
    1. Rendering with After Effects
      4m 4s
    2. Editing with Premiere Pro
      4m 9s
    3. Final output and audio
      6m 41s
  9. 10s
    1. Goodbye
      10s

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