Save Time in Character Animation in After Effects

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Course Overview

About this Course:

Stop your I don't have time for thisand animate quickly using a powerful technique that helps you animate with just a few clicks and drags. The most common reason why people neglect to pursue something in their lives is because the lack of time. Lots of work lots of things to do. That's the very reason why millions of people love to learn how to do things faster and easier.

But how can you do something if there is no such way yet?

Frustration hurts but I had to overcome it. And better yet help others to avoid it.

When I started to take a bit of my sleep time to start a project in animation I just knew it was going to take me forever and after the frustration of dropping the project for a couple of months I came back for revenge! (Not in the negative way more like in an EPIC WAY!)

It was after watching a couple of tutorials for After Effects on Video Copilot that I learned the power of expressions. Got me inspired. There could actually be a way to solve this!

As you know there is no spoiler in saying this but yes I found a way. HOORAY!

Finally a solution!

That solution is what this course is about. Teaching you how to speed up your animation time with an advanced technique: Rigged Characters.

Rigging characters has been used since a couple of years ago but what I teach you here is how to automate the movements by using expressions (Java code and lots math) inside After Effects to give you the ability to move your characters with just clicks and drags.

Just check 1 hour of free lessons to see if you find the techniques interesting.

What options do I have for animating a character?

Picture this. You have a project in your mind let's say a 2 minute animation. You have the plot in your mind it's a good story and you even have the main characters drawn and ready.

You know how to use After Effects because you went to Video Copilot and learned the basics for free.

Option 1: Puppet tool

You could put your drawings inside After Effects and put a couple of puppet pins so you can move the character by changing the position of the pins. Right? Well that takes a lot of time to animate it's faster than drawing frame-by-frame but still takes a lot of time

Option 2: Cut out animation

Maybe you don't know about the puppet tool technique and you just split the character into the different parts of the body. The arms the legs the body and the head. Everything in a separate layer. Animating that rigtakes a lot of time too. Maybe it's faster than classical animation but it won't be as fast as a few clicks and drags to change the position. What can you do to make it super fast?

Option 3: Advanced Rigging

Using a powerful rig that calculates everything for you so you only have to make a few clicks and drags to change the position of your character It's so easy that you will remember when you played with toys. Have you ever played with toys? If you wanted to raise the hand of your Action Figure or your Barbie all you had to do was to take the hand and raise it right? Imagine if animating was that simple. Well this is what this course is going to teach you. How to change body positions in a snap. When you find a solution everybody wants to know it

After I came up with this technique I brought it to the studio I work for (I do motion graphics for commercials) and they went crazy. They started to ask me for lots of tips because I knew that the secret to be faster in animation was by using expressions.

Anybody who knows how to use After Effects knows that the secret to speed up your work is by automating with expressions. And the only way I could help everybody was by organizing the process and create a couple of videos.

That's when the idea for this course was born. Rigged Characters are the common way to speed your animation everybody knows that. Rigged Characters are what most professionals under a schedule use. I'm talking about Nickelodeon Disney TV. They all use techniques to rig characters and animate faster.

But until now there was no way you could achieve all this in After Effects you had to do your animation in Toon Boom or Animate Studio. What about us? The After Effects Community?

Well this is my contribution. An Advanced Rig that helps you control your character easily and quickly all inside After Effects. If you haven't checked yet take a look at 1 hour of free lessons and see for yourself how easy you can achieve this rig and how it can help you to animate faster. It all sounds great but What level of knowledge do I need?

Because I know there is a lot of people who doesn't know how to use After Effects I made an update and included a tour of the software. Everyone is getting it now. And if you are a veteran user you might discover some advanced little tips that can help you cut your work time in half.

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Animating faster is not only something people with little time need but also big studios who work under a schedule. This course will help you achieve faster times deliver work earlier and stay ahead of schedule.

What if I don't understand something? What if I need help?

If you have a question just ask me and I try to reach as fast as possible. I answer all questions mostly on the same day. I check my inbox twice a day.

And just so you know this course has had tons of modifications thanks to the many questions I received. Many lessons have been re recorded so anyone can understand the concepts. Really any doubt you have is actually a way to help improve this course.

Check the free lessons now!

What are you waiting for? Preview the free hour of video lessons and if you believe this course is what you were looking for enroll for the complete 4.5 hour course and discover the secret techniques that can help you cut your working time in half.

Inside you will find the project files to follow along and easy to follow instructions to achieve this powerful technique.

Enroll today!

Basic knowledge:

  • Have Adobe After Effects in your system
  • If you want to follow along you can download the project files
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects is recommended but not required because I give a tour of the program

Who should take this course

What is the target audience?

This 2D Animation course is meant for beginners to intermediate users of After Effects looking for a fast way to animate using a rigged puppet


Course Completion Certificate

Course content

What you will learn:

  • Rig a Character in After Effects
  • Animate your cartoon characters faster with just a few clicks and drags


  • First Session
  • Rigging The Character
  • Turning The Head
  • Setting Up Controllers
  • Activating Controllers
  • Setting Up The Lip Sync
  • Automated Blinking And Additional Switches
  • Animating The Character
  • Replacement Animation
  • Wrap It Up

About Course Provider

Simpliv LLC, a platform for learning and teaching online courses. We basically focus on online learning which helps to learn business concepts, software technology to develop personal and professional goals through video library by recognized industry experts or trainers.

Why Simpliv

With the ever-evolving industry trends, there is a constant need of the professionally designed learning solutions that deliver key innovations on time and on a budget to achieve long-term success.

Simpliv understands the changing needs and allows the global learners to evaluate their technical abilities by aligning the learnings to key business objectives in order to fill the skills gaps that exist in the various business areas including IT, Marketing, Business Development, and much more.

How to enroll?

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