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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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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