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RubberHose Animation with After Effects

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Overview

Learn how to leverage RubberHose, a rigging script for Adobe After Effects, to easily animate characters that are packed with personality.

RubberHose, a rigging script for Adobe After Effects, makes it easy to animate characters that are packed with personality. In this course, instructor Angie Taylor shares what you need to know to get up and running with this powerful software. Angie kicks off the course by explaining how to create a RubberHose arm and style it with shape layer operators. She then moves on to discuss how to create legs with RubberRig and RubberPin, as well as how to construct an easy walk cycle with RubberHose and the Motion Sketch tool in After Effects. She wraps up by detailing how to fine-tune your character animation and place a character into an animated scene.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Work with RubberHose animation in After Effects
1. RubberHose Mode
  • Create a RubberHose arm
  • Style a RubberHose arm with shape layer operators
  • Duplicate a RubberHose arm
2. RubberRig Mode
  • Create RubberRig legs
  • Simplify your composition
3. RubberPin Mode
  • Create RubberPin legs
  • Add Starch pins
4. Easy Walk Cycles with RubberHose
  • Easy walk cycle with RubberHose and Motion Sketch
  • Perfect leg animation with the Graph Editor
  • Use controllers to adjust position
5. Fine-Tuning Character Animation
  • Arm swing and the arc principle
  • Add bounce with body movement
  • Use Starch and effects settings for greater control
  • Place the character into an animated scene
Conclusion
  • Further resources

Taught by

Angie Taylor

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