Moving hands from front to back with expressions


show more Moving hands from front to back with expressions provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Creating Animated Characters in After Effects show less
please wait ...

Moving hands from front to back with expressions

There are many times when you will want one part of your character to pass in front of, or behind, another part of your character. A good example of this is the hands. A lot of times you'll want your hands in front of your torso, or behind, and so what we're going to do is use expressions to allow you to switch between hands in front, and hands in back. So let's take a look at the character that we have right now. If I select this Left Bicep, and rotate it, you can see that right now this arm and the hand is passing in front of the body, and the reason it's doing that is because, well, it's just a layering issue.

The Left Hand, and the Forearm, and the Bicep are all in front of the Torso. So if we want this hand to be behind the torso, we need to make a copy of it and place it behind. So I am going to go ahead and select my Left Hand, and then I'm going to do an Edit > Copy, and Edit > Paste. So, basically I've just duplicated that hand, and you will see t...

Moving hands from front to back with expressions
Video duration: 9m 2s 3h 53m Intermediate

Viewers:

Moving hands from front to back with expressions provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Creating Animated Characters in After Effects

Subject:
3D + Animation
Software:
After Effects
Author:
please wait ...