Skillshare - Character Animation Basics Create a Dance Loop with After Effects and Photoshop


About This Course

Looking to learn animation, but don’t know where to start? Create a dance loop from start to finish and learn After Effects along the way in this fun, comprehensive class!

Join Bee Grandinetti, an illustrator and animator known for her iconic hand-drawn style and analog approach to animation planning, for an introduction to animation that goes beyond bouncing balls and walk cycles to inspire the animator in you.

Bee’s holistic approach to animation will help you understand the foundational principles of effective animation in addition to the technical skills every animator needs to know. From sketching with pencil and paper to final tweaks to your finished animation, you’ll follow along with every step of Bee’s tried and true process, creating a dancing character as you go.

With Bee’s fun, accessible and clear approach, you’ll learn how to:

Use Adobe After Effects, from setting up a canvas to animating a character

Create interesting-looking motion through speed graphs and easing in and out

Speed up the process of animation with Bee’s shortcuts and tips

Adapt the traditional onion skin animation approach to your digital process

Whether it’s your first time experimenting with After Effects or you’re looking to sharpen your existing animation skills, this class will unlock your ability to plan your animation, create natural movement in your work, and bring your art to life like never before.

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