Animation Workshop with Emonee LaRussa
In January 2022, Emonee LaRussa live-streamed a 2-hour animation workshop for entry-level animators, using After Effects. She includes several useful tips and workflow tricks that even experienced AE artists can use. She creates a lot of videos for Instagram. So, check out her Instagram page, which includes loads of colorful and eyecatching work, and get inspired!
In Emonee LaRussa’s animation workshop, you’ll see her use the following third-party tools.
- Flow. Flow is an easy interface to After Effects for customizing animation curves, without needing to venture into the aging, confusing graph editor.
- Joysticks n Sliders. Pose-based rigging system for After Effects with limitless applications.
Below, watch this awesome replay! Take lots of notes!
Pose-based rigging system for After Effects with limitless applications
Joystick controllers are commonly used in 3D character rigging for facial animation. With this tool, you simply set five consecutive keyframes to represent your origin, right, left, top, and bottom extremes. With those layers selected, you can instantly create a joystick controller on the stage that will interpolate between those extremes appropriately.
Winner: Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects earned the title of Favorite Roto & Tracking Tool in the 2021 Toolfarm People’s Choice Awards. After Effects stole the title from the multi-year winner, Mocha Pro. It was a close competition, with After Effects taking 38.2% of the vote. Boris Mocha took 33.8% of the vote. New to the top 3, Lockdown.
In addition, After Effects won in the category of Favorite Chroma Keying tool in the 2021 Awards. Congratulations to Adobe and the After Effects Team!
There’s nothing you can’t create with After Effects.
Create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions. Remove an object from a clip. Start a fire or make it rain. Animate a logo or character. Even navigate and design in a 3D space. With After Effects, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, you can take any idea and make it move.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki