An in-depth 8 part series to create a highly automated rig to animate 2D characters for cartoons in After Effects. The rig is based on iExpressions 2 and the puppet tool. It features an automated walk cycle, automatically rotating wheels, secondary animations and much more.

In bonus part 8 you learn how to create a parallax effect for the 2D scrolling background.
Depending on the distance, the different parts of the background move with a different speed. With the iExpressions rig shown in this part, you only need to move one background layer manually and all other elements follow automatically with a speed that depends on their distance.

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An in-depth 8 part series to create a highly automated rig to animate 2D characters for cartoons in After Effects. The rig is based on iExpressions 2 and the puppet tool. It features an automated walk cycle, automatically rotating wheels, secondary animations and much more.

In part 7 add more realism to our character with secondary animations. We addd a little bit of random motion since in real life people never stand 100% still. Also, we animate her chest to simulate some breathing and make her hair swing a bit when she is walking.

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An in-depth 8 part series to create a highly automated rig to animate 2D characters for cartoons in After Effects. The rig is based on iExpressions 2 and the puppet tool. It features an automated walk cycle, automatically rotating wheels, secondary animations and much more.

In part 6 we extend the rig for our baby buggy such that the buggy wiggles automatically when it is moving.

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An in-depth 8 part series to create a highly automated rig to animate 2D characters for cartoons in After Effects. The rig is based on iExpressions 2 and the puppet tool. It features an automated walk cycle, automatically rotating wheels, secondary animations and much more.

In part 5 we create the rotating wheels of the baby buggy. They rotate automatically when you move the character. And even the highlights on the spokes fade in and out naturally when the wheels are rotating.

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An in-depth 8 part series to create a highly automated rig to animate 2D characters for cartoons in After Effects. The rig is based on iExpressions 2 and the puppet tool. It features an automated walk cycle, automatically rotating wheels, secondary animations and much more.

In part 4 you learn all about Zorro, the layer tagger. This tool is very helpful, whenever you have an After Effects project with lots of layers.

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An in-depth 8 part series to create a highly automated rig to animate 2D characters for cartoons in After Effects. The rig is based on iExpressions 2 and the puppet tool. It features an automated walk cycle, automatically rotating wheels, secondary animations and much more.

In part 3, we create an automated walk cycle with iExpressions. You just need to keyframe the position of the character and the iExpressions-based rig animates the legs and the body automatically such that the character is walking.

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An in-depth 8 part series to create a highly automated rig to animate 2D characters for cartoons in After Effects. The rig is based on iExpressions 2 and the puppet tool. It features an automated walk cycle, automatically rotating wheels, secondary animations and much more.

In part 2, we connect the skeleton to our character using the puppet tool. You learn the basics, but also some advanced tips for this workflow. For example, you learn how to achieve that puppet pins on the skirt of the character are influenced by the bones of both legs simultaneously.

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An in-depth 8 part series to create a highly automated rig to animate 2D characters for cartoons in After Effects. The rig is based on iExpressions 2 and the puppet tool. It features an automated walk cycle, automatically rotating wheels, secondary animations and much more. 

In part 1, create a skeleton for our character with the inverse kinematics iExpressions. The skeleton is the basis for all subsequent animation.

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Tutorial

Science Fiction User Interface with iExpressions Tutorial

Posted in After Effects Tutorials by mamoworld on April 23, 2014

This is a live demo recorded at the aescripts + aeplugins booth at NAB 2014. Mathias explains how to create some motion graphics in After Effects with the help of iExpressions.

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Markers for Sure Target and more

Posted in Animation After Effects Tutorials Automation by mamoworld on December 22, 2013

Learn how to dynamically connect animations of your project to markers. In particular we cover how to control a Sure Target camera with markers using iExpressions.

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Tutorial

Automatic Holiday Cards

Posted in After Effects General Tutorials Automation by mamoworld on December 22, 2013

Create personalized holiday video cards for all your friends - fully automatic with data from a spreadsheet. In addition to doing such batch processes in AE, you also learn how to automatically align texts - which is crucial if you create hundreds of variants of your clip and don't want to fix each of them manually.

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Animate a character using markers

Posted in Animation After Effects Tutorials by mamoworld on December 20, 2012

In this After Effects tutorial I show an automatic way how to play sounds at each marker, how to modify properties at each marker and how to time remap clips at each marker.

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Tutorial

Create an Audio Reactive Logo Reveal

Posted in Audio After Effects Tutorials by mamoworld on May 29, 2012

In this tutorial, learn how to create a logo animation using After Effects and various tools from the Trapcode Suite. To make the animation react in sync to the audio, we combine Trapcode Sound Keys with Audio iExpression

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Tutorial

Create a Kick Drum Kinetic Type Animation

Posted in Audio Animation After Effects Tutorials by Brad Magnus on March 19, 2012

This tutorial shows how to use iExpressions and 3D Extruder to make a sound syncronized kinetic type animation. Watch for the use of Zorro to help keep the timeline organized and improve the workflow.

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Create Ultra-Smooth Pans with Mocha and iExpressions

Posted in Tracking After Effects Mocha Tutorials by mamoworld on January 27, 2012

This tutorial shows how to make pans ultra-smooth by stabilizing them using Mocha and After Effects.

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