In this video, cement your character into a background with proper cast shadows.
- Want to connect your character to the background better?…Well, try using shadows.…(uptempo music)…You can add a shadow that matches…your character movements in Character Animator,…but it will likely slow down your character.…So, it's better if you're recording a scene,…you know, not doing it live,…to add a shadow in After Effects…and it's really easy.…So as you'll see here,…I actually have a prerecorded scene.…Let me turn off my mustache, there we go.…
All right, let's play this scene…and see what it looks like.…So, my character is just kind of tapping his foot…and waving to the audience.…Okay, that's easy enough.…So, I'm going to turn off the background in this scene.…There we go.…I still have the character animation.…So, I'm simply going to take this scene called Shadow,…and I'm going to drag that into After Effects.…So, here's my After Effects file.…So, I'm going to drag that scene, Shadow,…into my After Effects program.…
I already have my background that I wanted…in After Effects, so now, I'm going to take…the scene from Character Animator,…
- Creating a list of production needs
- How the varied styles of animation impact production
- Creating usable digital puppets
- Working with drawn characters, objects, and CG characters
- Adding value to the look of your production
- Exploring various audio recording options
- Organizing files for production, backup, and transport
- Using animation cycles
- Building and editing a scene
- Troubleshooting issues
- Tricks for enhancing your production
- Post-production and delivery
Skill Level Beginner
After Effects Guru: Character Animatorwith Ian Robinson2h 19m Intermediate
2. Puppet Production Issues
3. Add Production Value
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