Simple Character Lip Sync

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Breathe life into your animated characters by giving them a voice! In this animation class, you will build on your simple animation knowledge and put words and dialogue into your characters' mouths. I'll walk you through a simple process in which you'll learn to rig a simple talking character for animation.

I'll briefly cover simple character illustration before creating the various mouth shapes characters will need. Then, once we import the character into After Effects, I'll teach you a simple way to have them lip sync to dialogue in a quick and effective way.

Here is the character we will animate:

What You'll Learn

  • Design a Character in Illustrator. We'll begin by designing your character's head in Illustrator.
  • Create Lip Sync Mouth Positions. You'll create the 14 key shapes your character will need to speak.
  • Rigging in After Effects. I will give you a quick and simple way to set up the rigging...

Breathe life into your animated characters by giving them a voice! In this animation class, you will build on your simple animation knowledge and put words and dialogue into your characters' mouths. I'll walk you through a simple process in which you'll learn to rig a simple talking character for animation.

I'll briefly cover simple character illustration before creating the various mouth shapes characters will need. Then, once we import the character into After Effects, I'll teach you a simple way to have them lip sync to dialogue in a quick and effective way.

Here is the character we will animate:

What You'll Learn

  • Design a Character in Illustrator. We'll begin by designing your character's head in Illustrator.
  • Create Lip Sync Mouth Positions. You'll create the 14 key shapes your character will need to speak.
  • Rigging in After Effects. I will give you a quick and simple way to set up the rigging for your character's mouth ready for animation.
  • Lip Sync to Dialogue. You'll learn how to quickly get your character speaking using a short clip of audio dialogue.

What You'll Do

You will design and animate a talking character! This course is a brief primer in a core aspect of character animation - lip sync. Using the strengths of After Effects to create fun movement for character animation, we will give you the tools to create great talking characters!

  • Deliverable. You'll create a simple talking character animation using Adobe Illustrator and After Effects.
  • Details. You'll start with creating a simple character in Adobe Illustrator along with 14 mouth-design assets. You'll take your character into After Effects and assign motions to an audio track. I'll show you a simple way to effectively sync mouth movements to dialogue.
  • Collaboration. As you go through the class, update your project to share your progress with your fellow students. Give each other critical feedback.
  • Specs. By the end of the class, you will have successfully created an animation of a talking character.

Be sure to check out my first class, Simple Character Animation, for a basic breakdown of getting your characters walking.

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Fabio S.

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4 years, 8 months ago
Fraser is the BEST teacher, he don't lose time, but he's never too fast. There is a lot to learn from this guy and this course.
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Josie Ng

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4 years, 8 months ago
A wonderful follow up course for anyone who did Fraser's Simple Character Animation. In comparison, the process is slightly longer and more tedious, but equally fun and easy to follow. The class really takes you by the hand - the videos are simple, and the support material is fantastic, complete with screenshots of anything important.
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4 years, 8 months ago
This was an excellent class for me. I learned a lot and Fraser's lessons were clear and thorough.
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4 years, 8 months ago
Awesome. Cannot wait for the next class from Fraser. Easy to follow, great teacher with awesome techniques.
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Rocío Suárez Cazorla

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4 years, 8 months ago
The class is amazing. This is my first experience in skillshare and it was easy and and usefull. I've never worked with after efects before and Fraser explains everything very well. I totally recomend this class.
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Kunal Alva

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4 years, 8 months ago
Excellent Class learnt a lot Thanks Fraser will post my work soon
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Andrew Chaushesku

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4 years, 8 months ago
Yes! I recommend this class, but for begginer in After Effects. I really really really hope that Fraser Davidson will make a class for advanced skill :)
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