Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of After Effects Guru: Character Animator.
- If your membership allows it with this course, you can download the exercise files to follow along. You'll notice I've organized everything into one folder named Exercise Files. If you need to move these files to a different drive, please just move the entire folder as one self-contained folder. When you open the Exercise Files folder, you'll notice I have numbered folders for each individual chapter and within those folders, you'll find individual project files for many of the videos.
Don't panic if there's no specific project file that matches a video as not all videos require exercise files. Also, as a bonus, you'll find a folder named Bonus that contains both an empty Photoshop document and an empty Illustrator file with all the empty layers properly named and organized for efficient import into Character Animator. Now, if you don't have access to the project files, I definitely encourage you to follow along with your own files.
Now, those of you that are actually utilizing my files, since I'm teaching you how to create your own custom puppets, I encourage you to go ahead and use the one that I've used to learn the application but please don't use it in your own individual projects because you're going to have your own custom ones you're going to create anyway.
- Using face tracking to drive animation
- Mapping keyboard keys to drive poses
- Driving poses with a mouse
- Adding physics to animation
- Creating lip-sync animation
- Creating custom characters