LIBRARY: Tutorials Reviews Interviews Editorials Features Business Authors RSS Feed

IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 1: Finding the Beat

COW Library : Adobe After Effects Tutorials : Andrew Devis : IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 1: Finding the Beat
CreativeCOW presents IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 1: Finding the Beat -- Adobe After Effects Tutorial


CreativeCOW.net. All rights reserved.


This tutorial is both a follow-on tutorial to Andrew's previous tutorials on IK controllers in After Effects and a helpful stand-alone tutorial showing how to define a beat range to use as a guide to animation in After Effects.

To start with Andrew shows how to use a simple expression to deal with a potential problem of controllers scaling your objects. Then Andrew shows how to find and download sample music which can be used to base your animation on. He goes on to discuss the difficulty of matching frame rates with audio sample rate and then shows how to get a reasonably close 'loop' in both After Effects and especially in Audition.



Play Video Tutorial


Andrew finishes off by showing how to use the Audition loop as a reference in After Effects so set up the correct loop length with the original audio file.

In the following tutorial (part 2) Andrew will be using the loop as a range to set up a walk cycle and then showing how to ‘automate’ the one set of walk cycle keyframes down the whole length of your timeline with an expression.




Related Articles / Tutorials:
Adobe After Effects
After Effects West Conference Report

After Effects West Conference Report

In Pasadena, theres a gathering of many of the best and the brightest in the world of After Effects. Its the After Effects West conference which is the first ever power users conference dedicated to AE. Its an amazing gathering and the ideas and techniques being discussed are nothing short of breathtaking. Was it worth going? Well, lets just say: Whens After Effects East?

Review, Editorial
Ron Lindeboom
Adobe After Effects
After Effects Text Tips 2

After Effects Text Tips 2
  Play Video
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explores creating Text animators, and talks about why you might animate properties together or separately.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
After Effects Text Tips 3

After Effects Text Tips 3
  Play Video
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explores a few ways to correct some common problems experienced when creating text animators.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
After Effects Quick Tip - The Brainstorm Tool

After Effects Quick Tip - The Brainstorm Tool
  Play Video
Have you ever been stuck coming up with an idea when working in After Effects? Ever had a picky producer, who has no idea what they want? Brainstorm is the perfect tool to use, to help get your creativity flowing, no matter what the situation.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
After Effects Quick Tip - Set First Vertex

After Effects Quick Tip - Set First Vertex
  Play Video
Have you ever wanted to change the point where an animated mask starts, or where something animating along a path begins? Don't settle for where After Effects wants to start it, tell it where to start by setting the first vertex.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
After Effects Tutorial: Using the Scribble & Stroke Effects

After Effects Tutorial: Using the Scribble & Stroke Effects
  Play Video
The "Scribble" and the "Stroke" effects are often overlooked due to the fact that it isn't immediately obvious how they work as they won't work unless applied in a very particular way. In this in-depth tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to apply these effects and then goes through the many options in each effect which can make them very powerful and able to produce a surprisingly large variety of results.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 1

After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 1
  Play Video
In the first part of this three part advanced text animation tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to apply and use the 'Dictionary' preset to a paragraph of text and then customise the word selection to match the words we want to use. Andrew shows how to select the words, modify the original text, change the text colour and begin to show what this preset can do as part of a bigger animation where this preset is used to include words which will eventually be individually animated to create a coherent sentence when extracted from the paragraph. In the second tutorial Andrew will show how to create an exclusion group such that the other text can be faded into the background and the final tutorial will show how to animate the selected remaining words into place.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects Reverse Stabilization

Adobe After Effects Reverse Stabilization

You're going to be blown away by how you can power up your After Effects workflow with reverse stabilizing your footage! By separating your tracking from your compositing, you can focus on each step, and in addition, overcome the render order complexities when match moving elements and effects on a moving shot.


Roei Tzoref
Adobe After Effects
After Effects Content Aware Fill: When It Doesn't  Work

After Effects Content Aware Fill: When It Doesn't Work

There’s a new artificial intelligence-powered feature in Adobe After Effects called Content-Aware Fill that allows you to remove anything from your shots fairly easily! It's powerful, but if you’ve tried it you know that it doesn’t always work perfectly. So what do you do when it doesn’t work as well as you'd hoped? Filmmaker Cody Pyper is here to show what to try next!


Cody Pyper
Adobe After Effects
VFX in Adobe After Effects: An Artists Panel (NAB)

VFX in Adobe After Effects: An Artists Panel (NAB)

Join panelists Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot, Jayse Hansen, and Mary Poplin of Boris FX, along with moderator, Victoria Nece of Adobe, as they discuss the world of visual effects from an artist’s perspective.


Adobe Creative Cloud
MORE
© 2019 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]