Learn How to Animate Characters with BAFTA Award-Winner Fraser Davidson – Class Intro

Learn How to Animate Characters with BAFTA Award-Winner Fraser Davidson – Class Intro


– Hi, I’m Fraser Davidson. I’m a designer and animator
from Brighton in the UK, and today I’m gonna be teaching you how to animate characters’ limbs, specifically in After Effects. I run Cub Studio, and we make
character full animations for everything from sporting institutions to social media platforms,
and everything in between. Duik allows you to create
animation using the position of hands and feet, rather than having to rotate all the knees,
ankles, and hip joints. It essentially simplifies all animation of characters down to movement. It’s one of the most versatile
comprehensive plugins for After Effects, and anybody who is a character animator needs to have a grasp of this plugin. In this class I’m gonna be teaching you how to create a simple
walk cycle using Duik. We’ll start by designing the character in Illustrator and preparing him to import into After Effects. We’ll then prepare the
character for rigging. We’ll then use Duik to rig the character fully for animation. And finally, with the rigged character, we’ll create a simple walk cycle. With this tool you’ll see that you can hugely simplify your workflow and animate complex
characters much more simply. I’m excited to introduce you and your characters to the power of Duik. Let’s get started. (lively music)

8 thoughts on “Learn How to Animate Characters with BAFTA Award-Winner Fraser Davidson – Class Intro”

  1. Here´s my skillshare link. If you use it, we both get 2 months for free, so it´s a win win. https://skl.sh/2K1XYiz

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