Flash Professional CS5: Character Rigging for Animation


show more Understanding character rigging provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dermot O' Connor as part of the Flash Professional CS5: Character Animation show less
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Understanding character rigging

In this part of the course, we'll take a hand-drawn cartoon character and convert him into a fully rigged and vectorized Flash puppet ready to be animated. We're going to use the basic Flash drawing tools and find out how to name and layer the symbols. So, here is our starting position, a hand-drawn, basic fairly generic character figure in five different poses. This is the kind of thing you get in an animation studio, a nice turnaround like this. And so, I'm going to show you the final product, so you can have an idea about where we're going to be going over the course of the next few chapters.

So, this is the character in Flash, fully rigged, and I'll show you the structure of this rig in outline form. So, if we select all the outlines, as you can see, there's one layer for the right leg, one for the left. There is one for the head. Let's go back into color mode. It's a little bit easier to follow. So, what I'm going to do is take one of these layers, sa...

Understanding character rigging
Video duration: 2m 0s 9h 19m Intermediate

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Understanding character rigging provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dermot O' Connor as part of the Flash Professional CS5: Character Animation

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