Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Grouping and working with hierarchies, part of Animated Character Design with Illustrator.
When you're ready to output your animation, you need to check your layers …to make sure that the grouping and hierarchy structure is going to work and …After Effects. I'm just going to close some of these panels …by double-clicking on their labels and that will close them up, give me a bit …more space for my layers panel. And here, you'll see how I've constructed …one of my files for animation in After Effects. …There's my original file that I traced. I have his bottom layer, which consists …of his legs. He's sitting down.…
Now, they're not really going to animate. He's going to be sitting and his top half is …going to animate. So, then I have his left arm, his neck, …his body. Now, the reason I've got the neck and the …body separately is I want the neck to move backwards and forwards and move the …head backwards and forwards. So, I need the neck to be on a separate layer. …And this is the kind of thing that you need to think about when setting up your …layers for animation. Do I want the neck to move? …
- Setting up the work area
- Bringing artwork into Illustrator
- Tracing artwork manually
- Creating complex shapes
- Working with paths
- Using Live Trace
- Coloring artwork
- Applying 3D effects
- Exporting artboards
- Options for saving files
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1. Setting Up the Work Area
2. Bringing Artwork into Illustrator
3. Tracing Artwork Manually
4. Creating Complex Shapes
5. Working with Paths
6. Using Live Trace
7. Coloring Artwork
8. Applying 3D Effects
Creating live 3D effects11m 31s
9. Finishing Touches
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