Here is my final animated character. This is the guy we will be making for my Skillshare class. There is still time to sign up before the course goes live on the 6th of next month.
Sign up for it class today: http://skl.sh/1eei2rI
You can watch the promo video here: https://vimeo.com/85834694
25 days ago
I waited an end or the man could roll.
haha, cool motions ;)
Love the animation bud. Not too sure about the shadow though? I don't know why but a square shadow for such a rotund fella seems odd to me.
Right. Just looked at your other animations, where I hadn't even noticed the shadows until now and I've put my finger on it. The shadow in this is thicker and therefore feels much more prominent (maybe because he's fatter) and I think that's what's putting me off. Grabs too much attention if ya know what I mean. Just my 2 cents anyway @Fraser.
see on ur other the characters, the arms weren't as static as this one, would u be able to include the floppy arms ?
@Luke Etheridge I think maybe it's the way the shadow moves with the leg that's a bit weird. I'd like to see some arm shadowing on the back arm if there is shadowing on the leg, or possible some under arm shadow on the body from the closest arm :)
@Oliver Sin Agree with that too. Some more shadowing on the body could help with consistency for sure. Either that or do away with shadowing altogether.
I bet Fraser just put this up quickly just for demo purposes and didn't expect this many critiques. Haha, Our bad...
@Luke Etheridge We're assholes :'(
@Luke Etheridge @Oliver Sin This is just the simplest breakdown of the character. The steps to create the other animations (floppier arms etc) are covered within the comp. Same for the shadow, stroke thickness is very easy to adjust. The class should just give people an understanding of the processes involved. If you can create this guy, you should be able to start creating a wide variety of characters and walk cycles.
I'd hope people create better, more interesting walk cycles than this basic model.
@Fraser Davidson Thought as much bud. Thanks for the insight and explanation.
@Luke Etheridge @Oliver Sin No, perfectly good questions. I think if you are quite experienced with after effects, you'll find some of the explanation a bit long winded. Although its an intermediate course, I want to make sure folk with less experience get the basic ideas. The better guys will see what I'm doing and will know of ways they can immediately improve on the standard model.
I love the exaggerated shadow.
Yo @fraserdavidson, his movement seems more rigid than the others.
@Fraser Davidson like @Rob Schilke we want understand something smooth! :)
Taking your Skillshare class ;) so sick!
Struttin his stuff
@Fraser Davidson Very Nice bro <3
I think shadow should be with rounded corners and not so dark:)
sounds good... looking forward to it
24 days ago
by Ben Gibbons
Here I am not-so-patiently awaiting Fraser Davidson's Skillshare class. I thought I would get a head start and broaden my basic knowledge of After Effects so here I am, experimenting away at my Mac.
I've never used After Effects before, so am pretty pleased with the outcome. The illustration is in Fraser's style in order to try and get a bit of practice in animating an character like we'll be creating - I want to develop my own style of animation once the basic process is nailed and look forward to creating more unique illustrations in my style once I am at this stage.
The main thing I want to learn from the class is the animation of the arms, they are very static and stiff at the moment, so want to learn to animate a character's arms primarily as I realise that this guy's heavy toolbox would weigh him down a bit and his arms in general will also be more 'floppy', so to speak.
24 days ago
Haha, really nice! Check my Indiana Jones: http://dribbble.com/shots/1422684-Indiana-Jones @Fraser Davidson
Men, today you broke it! everybody is posting animations from your tutorial, I think i´m going to do the same soon ;)
5 days ago
by Dennis Terrey
So I finished @Fraser Davidson skillshare class on simple character animations yesterday and wanted to share my first character with you all.
The character is not completely polished and I want to build on top of this, but I would recommend anyone to go do this class. It has taught me so much about AE and I feel I have the tools now to do some great animations.
Thanks @Fraser Davidson for posting!
3 days ago
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