2D Animation Tutorials

After Effects

Animated Cylinder

How to create the illusion of foreshortening in After Effects

Rotoscoping 'by hand'

Using rotoscoping and video footage in to create a simple character animation.

Mouth Shape Controls

A couple of different approaches to animating a character's mouth in After Effects.

Face Rotation Effect - Part One

A simple approach to creating the illusion of a rotating face.

Face Rotation Effect - Part Two

Frame by Frame, Rigged character comparison

When animating characters, you sometimes need to consider whether you need to work frame-by-frame, or with a character rig.  This tutorial takes a character animation and discusses the pros and cons of both systems.

DUIK Plugin Introduction

A quick and easy way to create facial controls in After Effects.

DUIK hierachy Setup

The key to an straight forward DUIK rig is working out a good hierarchy.

DUIK Plugin IK & FK With Puppet-Pins

Using the DUIK rigging system with Puppet Pins.

Facial Controls Using a TIme-Slider and Expression

A quick and easy way to create facial controls in After Effects.

Character Animation Basics in After Effects

The basic approach to setting up and animating a character in After Effects

Character Animation Basics in Flash

The basic approach to setting up and animating a character in Flash

Photoshop

Adding 3D shapes to Photoshop

Photoshop has some basic, but very useful 3D display and texture editing tools.

Animating in Photoshop - Part 1

Photoshop has a basic but hand frame by frame animation tool, which can be really handy if you don't have any third party 2D animation software.

Animating in Photoshop - Part 2

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