Siggraph 2016 Rewind - EJ Hassenfratz: 2D Character Animation

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C4D Trainer and Freelancer EJ Hassenfratz of eyedesyn.com offers a great introduction to character animation techniques in Cinema 4D, showing how easy it is to create basic character animation with a 2D cartoon style.

C4D Trainer and Freelancer EJ Hassenfratz of eyedesyn.com offers a great introduction to character animation techniques in Cinema 4D, showing how easy it is to create basic character animation with a 2D cartoon style. EJ explains the basics of IK and FK animation and shows simple setups for spline-based IK and facial animation, and also explains joint-based IK and IK dynamics. You’ll learn how PoseMorph can be used for both facial animation and mixing between multiple character poses.

EJ also shows how to quickly set-up and render a 360 degree Virtual Reality video using CV-VRCam and distribute the VR video via YouTube. EJ’s scene file can be downloaded free from eyedesyn.com.

01:54Beso Flies - Animating Characters with Deformers
11:08Basics of IK and FK Animation
15:00Spline / Point IK
18:20Mirroring Character Rigs (Mirror Tool)
22:09Creating Character Faces with Splines and Spline Shader
24:53Simple PoseMorph Facial Animation
28:25Joint-based IK
32:21IK Dynamics
34:55Morphing Between Character Poses
41:02Create a 360 VR Video with CV-VRCam

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