2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 14, 2013 8:27 AM by Rick Gerard

    animated character

    Arrakis Level 1

      I was wondering if someone might be able to explain in as simple terms as possible how the running man animation is created in the attached video link?

       

      https://vimeo.com/8556533

       

       

      Do you think its done by creating the layers in illustrator then rigging it like in this tutorial?

       

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t_y1JHu63c&feature=relmfu

        • 1. Re: animated character
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Whatever works. I see not much specific in there, just some repeating sequence which for all intents and purposes could have been drawn frame by frame without any fancy rigging...

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: animated character
            Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            The tutorial you referenced is OK but as Mylenium said, there's a lot of extra rigging involved that isn't really necessary for a project like the one you referenced. My friend Angie Taylor has a tutorial that shows a much less involved way to animate the puppet tool that I use all the time. The key to success in either technique is to start with artwork that is suitable to your intended animation. You'll find Angie's tutorial HERE.