And so, if you want to learn Adobe After Effects and make cartoons with us, then you first of all will need the program Adobe After Effects. If you already have some After Effects, you can do not worry about anything - all what we teach in our lessons can be done in any version of AE. But if you have not any After Effects yet, then we suggest you’ll be better to begging your acquaintance with this wonderful program from version 7.0 This is very accessible and easy to learn version, have low system requirements, and works without problems on almost any computer. By interface and the basic principles of work, it is similar to the more modern versions of AE, and it is quite sufficient to create cartoons. And when you get comfortable in AE 7.0, then you can easy go to any more advanced After Effects.
NOTE! If you need any help - pleas carefuly read this instruction: Detailed instructions for installing Adobe After Effects 7.0
Alternative download link (Google Drive) https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-ylVs5AW5tQa2FOZ3lYWkJKa0U
Let me introduce you to Urunji Siblings - M'nyamata and M'tsikana. These are our new characters which we will use to tell about Urunji Child-Care Trust, Malawi and Africa in general. They are very similar to each other, so I think they are brother and sister. By the way, in the language of Cheva M'nyamata and M'tsikana mean simply "boy" and "girl". I will use these characters in my animation lessons, and I want to encourage my students to make cartoons for Urunji too. I think it will be great - to learn animation and at the same time participate in such a wonderful charitable project.
Click this link to download the archive with the Urunji Siblings characters.
And here is a cute little dog that will be our symbol of 2018. We made this doggie for our New Year's animation competition.
Download the archive "Danny Dog 2018.rar". Open the project "Danny Animette.aep" and you will find in it the already assembled model of the yellow dog with preprogrammed automatic animation of walking cycle and speech. In addition, you will find in the archive a beautiful New Year's background and Christmas trees. You can use it to create funny New Year cartoons and animated greeting cards.
You can also create your own dogs. Send your work to us for the contest and do not forget that the most active participants will receive little incentive prizes.
Happy New Year! Looking forward to your works!
Just look at this little hare (maybe it's even a rabbit, I myself did not really decided yet). Is not he a cutie? And I even added a small fluffy tail as requested by Mar. Very soon you will see this nice character in our cartoons (In fact, we have already made a small scene in our cartoon where the Yellow Dog meets a hare), and for now you can download it (in the attached archive you will find a fully finished model), make your own cartoon and show it to us and all your friends.
Link to download the archive with the model.
In this archive I gathered footageы needed to make a merry Christmas scene with dancing chickens. Here you will find Photoshop models of chickens and a rooster, and a New Year bakgraund and music.
In addition, you will find in the archive AE projects of already fully assembled and ready for animamation models of chickens and rooster.
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While parents in our previous lesson, perform the "Chicken lake" ballet, their little kids ... And what usually little kids do in the absence of their parents? They jump on the bed! We offer you our version of the immortal hit “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”. Only in our case it will be chickens.
In this archive you will find fully rigged After Effects models of chicks and their cozy bedroom. There is also a sample After Effects project with chickens jumping on the bed. You have only to add a cheerful song, and will get exciting cartoon capable to score millions of views on YouTube.
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I think you all noticed a nice little hamster that appeared recently in our cartoons. This cheerful character was created thanks to the efforts of the participant of our project Maria Kon. Today I place this hamster in “Downloads” section of our site so that you too can create cartoons with this character. After downloading the archive, you will find in it a PSD file with a hamster cut into parts, as well as several AE projects in which the hamster is already assembled into the model and used in animation. Notice the project “Hamster Animette.aep” In this project a model with pre-programmed animation is assembled. Open the composition "00 hamster Animette". The very first layer of this composition is called “Homa Control” and it has a “GO” slider. With this slider, a walking animation is turned ON an OFF. When GO is 0 the hamster is standing still. Set the GO value to 1 and the hamster will run happily along the track. Also included in the project is animation of speech.
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In these two archives you will find footage that I have prepared for our first lessons on animation in Adobe After Effects.
Using these files, we will create hilarious cartoon about the amazing adventures of our favorite characters on the seabed and in the magical forest. You can find here trees, mushrooms and even flying saucer!
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If you seriously intend to make cartoons, you can not do without creating your own models for animation. To do this, you need a graphics editor with transparency support to create images on a transparent background. This can be, for example, GIMP or SAI.
I'm in the habit of using Photoshop. You can find many online analogues of Photoshop simply by using Google search. Or use my old photoshop. It is quite enough for learning and creating models for animation in Adobe After Effects.
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Here we have made in Photoshop model of Butters - one of the most popular characters in the South Park series. Please note that all parts of the model that we are going to animate drawn on separate layers so you can easy animate it.
To download this charming Butters just click on the picture.
After downloading you can take the file with our Butters directly from Windows window and drag and drop it on the project panel of Adobe After Effects. This will open the Import window for multilayer Photoshop file. In this window, you first of all must indicate how you will import the file - as a single picture or as a whole composition with separate layers for each part of a model. Choose a method of import “Composition”. Next you need to choose the dimension of the images on the layer. Choose “Layer Size” - this will reduce the time required to process your film. Click OK.
Here you are - the after Effects imported file, and even made of him a composition, the size of which corresponds to our model. It remains only to open composition by double-clicking, and here is our Butters on the timeline. You need only to properly connect all the layers together, to get a fully functional model.
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The speaking mouth – it’s a legendary video file that is essential to you, if you want your cartoon men to talk. With this video file, you can make to talk any character. It can be speaking man or talking fish, talking horse or talking moose - absolutely no matter who – it may be even speaking brick. Just download our file, put it on the face of your model and your character will speak, and you will only have to take care of how to silence him.
Clik on the picture to download file. And click on this link to learn whow to make you cartoon charactor to speak.
Alternative download link (Google Drive) https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-ylVs5AW5tQcTBueFh6OGdwdHc
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In this archive you will find a collection of musical instruments that you require to create a rock musicians for our musical project on Skillshare. In addition you will find there hands for musicians to play these wonderful instruments: guitars, drums and electrical pianos.
To see works of other students and to know all the details of the project you can in our legendary animated video lessons on Skillshare wich you can see clicking on this link ...
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Severe Russian edition of Winnie-The-Pooh! It’s not a sweet saccharine Disney version, it’s a real hard-core Teddy-Bear! In this archive you’ll find ready for animation model of legendary Russian Winnie-The-Pooh with moving hends and legs, blinking eyes. There is even exclusive Winnies speaking mouth to make your model to talk. So you can make your own fanny cartoons about adventures of loved by everyone bear.
How easy and simple to do such cartoons you will learn from our fun animated lessons on Skillshare. Click on this link to go to our lessons ...
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If you are going to do a cartoon about the adventures of Winnie the Pooh, then naturally you can not do without his faithful friend Piglet. So here's an absolutely wonderful model of Piglet that can move hands, feet and even ears. In this archive you will also find the speaking mouth, made especially for this cute little pig.
You can also see our lesson on Skillshare where we talk in detail about how you can make your own cartoon about the adventures of Winnie the Pooh and his friends, using the most simple tools. Click on this link to go to the lesson ...
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In this archive I have collected footages, which may require you to create a cartoon about the adventures of Winnie the Pooh. You will find there forest backgrounds: trees, shrubs, mushrooms. Some of the animals: two hares and a moose. And even speaking mouth with two front teeth which you can use for hares and moose.
We offer you to make a little cartoon about how Winnie the Pooh and the Piglet decided to walk through the forest, met there two hares and merrymoose and what came of it. And in the next lesson we will see cartoons you made, and show you cartoon we made ourselves using the same footages. See you in our lessons on Skillshare...
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