Animating the needle and thread and the monster's hand


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Animating the needle and thread and the monster's hand

Now we have got two more things to do on this, one is to animate the string or the needle and the other one is to animate the monster's arm. So let's start with the string that's attached to the needle. What I did here- actually I'll turn off these layers. In fact, let's go ahead and open this. I save this out as 00c, Shot04. So here it is. And what I have done is I have hidden the strings.

There are actually four strings in there, but I'm actually using them two of them, String 1 and String 2. Now what I did was each one of these strings- in fact let me take this one string and we will kind of move around a little bit. See that the string actually has kind of a coiled shape at the beginning and then kind of this S shape at the end, so what I did actually was String 1 is kind of going forwards and for String 2 what I did, essentially I took that same shape and I just turned it upside down, so that way I have kind of a little bit more of a stretched string kind of look.

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Animating the needle and thread and the monster's hand
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Animating the needle and thread and the monster's hand provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the After Effects CS3: Animating Characters

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3D + Animation
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After Effects
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