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From Paper to After Effects - Creating an Animated Short from Scratch: Introduction

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3DTotal are proud to feature a brand new, comprehensive, multi-part tutorial series from e.d. Films, which will result in the creation of an animated short. Starting with the creation of a puppet character in Photoshop, Rocket Randee, the series will cover topics such as rigging in After Effects, storyboarding, creating concept art for backgrounds, creating a temporary score using Pro-Tools, laying out the scene, adding lighting and effects, animating the character, compositing, setting up cameras, finishing touches and rendering. If you've ever wanted to create a short, learn about character design or character animation then this tutorial series will be essential viewing!

A list of the series content so far can be found below. New lessons will be added every two weeks:

? Introduction to the series
? Design of Rocket Randee
? Painting the puppet in Photoshop
? Texturing the head and pack of the character in Photoshop
? Finalizing the PSD files for use in After Effects
? Setting Anchor Points of the Segmented Pieces
? Troubleshooting the Segmented Torso
? Pasting, Parenting, Naming and Fixing Layers
? Fixing the Collar and Adding an Undershirt
? Troubleshooting the Troublesome Pieces
? Installing Duik Tools and Adding IK Controls

In the introduction to this epic series, e.d. Film introduce their project and provide a course overview. The first finished version of the segmented Rocket Randee rig is also available for free at: http://www.e-d-films.com/downloadable/rocket_randee/RR_Seg_Animation_keyed.zip

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