In her career as an animator, Angie Taylor has developed some powerful techniques for creating quick but compelling 2D animation, and in this workshop she shares those secrets with you. You’ll learn how to import layered files and paths from Illustrator into After Effects and how to animate flat vector artwork in both 2D and 3D space, and you’ll explore options for outputting your animations. The videos are short, focused, and solution-oriented, and all the project files are included so you can follow along as you go. Topics covered include:

  • Setting up After Effects for creating 2D character animation
  • Using input devices to capture motion and apply it to your characters
  • Creating animation and lip-syncing with audio files, using expressions and scripting to make the process easier
  • Applying grouping techniques and using parenting to create hierarchical animations
  • Following the best working practices for outputting your animations for the web, TV, and mobile devices