Computer Animation Resource Links

Lynda.com

One of the requirements for this course will be reviewing weekly tutorials on the Lynda website. Please make sure to understand the software concepts we’ll be working with before attending class. To log in and access the tutorials use your RISD email address and password . In most cases you’ll be reviewing specific chapters from the the tutorials but feel free to pursue additional chapters if you understand the basic concepts. Here’s links to tutorials for each week:

Before Class One on February 12:

After Effects Apprentice 02: Basic Animation with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete chapters 1-3

Before Class Two on February 19th:

After Effects Apprentice 14: Shape Layers with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete chapter 1.

Before Class Three on February 26th:

After Effects Apprentice 07: Parenting with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete chapter 1 and 2.

Before Class Four on March 5th:

After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete Chapter 7 which covers the Puppet Tool.

Before Class Six on March 19th: (you have two weeks for this one)

Getting Started with After Effects Expressions with Angie Taylor. You will need to complete Chapters 1-3.

Before Class Seven on April 2nd:

Getting Started with After Effects Expressions with Angie Taylor. You will need to complete Chapter 7; Reacting to sound.

Before Class Nine on April 16th: ( you have two weeks for this one)

After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete Chapters 1-3

Before Class Ten on April 23rd:

After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete Chapters 4-6 (working with cameras)

Additional Resources:

Scripts and Expressions:

Duik Inverse Kinematics & Tutorials: This is a wonderful script for puppet animation. His tutorials are in French but have good subtitles

AE Scripts: Many very useful AE scripts. Most of these are not free but worth checking out.

MotionScript.com: Highly recommended, his bounce-overshoot expression is one of my faves.

5 After Effects Expressions for Better Designs

Creative Cow After Effects Expressions Forum

Effects

Motionworks Experiments page. The best way to learn is to experiment and take things apart. These are experiments based on combining different effects. Download the AE files and poke around!

Advanced Shape Layers

Franchise: This is an Animated typeface collaboration between 1 typeface designer and 110 animators.  For the price of a tweet you can download the AE file and take a look at how the animations were created. Some wonderful, innovative solutions here.

Music and Sound

Copyright and Creative Commons (CC)

Creative Commons, an alternative to traditional copyright. This page explains use for various license choices.

 

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