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Course: Character Design For Animation in Illustrator

Character Design For Animation in Illustrator

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  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
About this Course

You have an idea that you want to turn into animation, and now you want to create the characters that will move the story.

How do they look? Are they friendly? Aggressive? Stubborn?

You decide your character should look friendly, great! You draw what you have in your mind and you feel proud. Good for you. But what if what you designed gets criticized and people say “With that smile, it looks naughty, not friendly”.

Why? How can you make your characters communicate the personality you intent for them?

This is where this course will help.

In here you will learn the theory behind character psychology, how to make characters with a soul, with personality.

And not only that, but you will also learn how to communicate all those feelings and emotions through your designs.

You will learn how to establish different attitudes by using different shapes, you will understand the meaning of having round features, or pointy features.

And then, after you know the theory, we will practice the whole process of putting the character you have in your mind into paper, by first establishing a strong pose that communicates your character’s personality.

And then, once you have a memorable character with a strong personality, drawn on paper or on digital, what can you do with it?

Well, because this course was created with animators in mind, we added a whole section covering how to prepare your character in illustrator and make it ready for animation.

You will learn about the different angles needed to have what you need for your character, the importance of using a storyboard, and how to trace each part of the body so you have the character well connected and ready to be rigged in After Effects, or any other animation software you want.

We will dive deep, step by step in a tutorial that will guide you how to ensemble the Character Brad, part by part.

Learn how to design your characters and prepare them for animation.

Enroll now!

Basic knowledge
  • You need to know how to use Adobe Illustrator
What you will learn
  • How to create memorable characters
  • The Theory behind character psychology
  • 4 Basic areas of personality that will make your character outstand all others
  • How to define attitude
  • The basics of concept art
  • Understand shapes and meaning
Curriculum
Lectures quantity: 32
Common duration: 02:14:38
Introduction
  • Introduction to Character Design for Animation  
  • Getting the Project Files  
  • How to Create Memorable Characters  
Character Psychology
  • Character Development and Psychology  
  • What grabs your character's attention  
  • How does your character make decisions  
  • How does your character organizes hisher world  
  • Defining Attitude  
Concept Art for Character Design
  • Shapes and Meaning  
  • Body Types  
  • Character Design in Action  
Explanation of a Character for Rigging
  • Example of a Character Ready in Illustrator  
  • Body Breakdown  
  • Symmetrical Character in 5 basic views  
  • Importance of Using a Storyboard in Production  
  • Taking care of the Joints  
  • Getting Ready  
Tracing the Character
  • Preparing the Frontal View  
  • Creating the Head and Neck  
  • Creating the Upper Torso  
  • Creating the Lower Torso  
  • Creating the Hips  
  • Creating the Arms  
  • Creating the Legs  
Setting Up for Replacement Animation
  • Replacement Animation Explanation  
  • Creating the Hands  
  • Creating the Feet  
  • Creating the Mouths  
  • Creating the Eyes  
  • Creating the Eyebrows and Nose  
  • Exporting The Character  
  • Bonus - Create The Joints  
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