School of Motion – Rigging Academy | Master Character Rigging in After Effects
Learn to Create Professional Character Rigs using Duik in Adobe After Effects
Rigging is the Unsung Hero of Character Animation
Character Animation takes a lot of know-how and practice no matter how you do it. But if you’re working in 2D or 3D animation software, great character animation also takes something else: a well-built rig. A bad rig makes animation difficult, inefficient, and limits the character’s range of movement. A good rig will give you a greater range of motion, but more importantly make the animation process faster, easier, and more intuitive allowing you to focus on the most important thing – the character’s performance.
Become a Character Rigging Master
Rigging Academy is designed to teach you how to rig almost ANYTHING in After Effects. In this course you’ll learn core rigging principles that can be applied to humans, animals, aliens, robots, cartoon characters, and just about any other type of creature you can think up. Once you know the basics you’ll be ready to handle rigging characters of all shapes, sizes, and styles. You’ll be well prepared to tackle the most challenging characters to rig, and have the skills to troubleshoot technical problems that may come up along the way.
What will you learn in Rigging Academy?
Learn how to prepare your artwork for rigging the right way so you can get to animating in no time.
What makes a good rig? How many controls do you need to build in? FK or IK? We’ll answer all your rigging questions.
Puppet-pins or jointed limbs? How about hybrid joints? Heel-roll? Hip roll? You’ll learn ’em all.
You’ll learn some of the most important features for quickly and easily creating robust rigs with Duik.
Facial rigging can be complex, but we’ll break it down and show you how to pull off amazing facial rigs in After Effects.
What about 4-legged characters? Props? Level-swapping? By the end of the course you’ll be a rigging wizard.