Dig cycles pt. 3: Arms and body


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Dig cycles pt. 3: Arms and body

So now, we have the shovel motion here. I saved this file out in case you are picking this up in the middle. We are in the After Effects directory, Shot 03_00B. So again, this is just the shovel doing the dig cycle. So now, we need to match the body to the shovel. We can start by doing the torso. So let's click on Layer 33, Frank Torso and what this is basically just the body, in fact if you want, you can move some Position keys here.

So as he rears up here, I want the body to come up just a little bit and then when it comes down, I want the body to come down and then lean back. Now, one of the things we did do was we put in some Puppet tool pins here. In fact, if we click on the Puppet effect you can pretty much see these Puppet tool things. So we have some stuff for his torso, so we can actually bend him over a little bit. So when he kind of digs in, we can give him a little bit of a waist bend, which will help.

Let's start by moving him a little bit. So I'm going to go ahead and just p...

Dig cycles pt. 3: Arms and body
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Dig cycles pt. 3: Arms and body 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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