Above is a cutout animation character called ‘Chaz’ for the opening tile sequence that I am animating for the independent film, ‘Cooler’. I am also animating several animated sequences within the film.
This model sheet shows my cutout character design process and includes my initial character design hand drawn on paper with pencil, pen and ink, the cutout body bits colored and textured in Photoshop and the final character rig assembled in After Effects. I’ve also included screen shots of the cutout character in Photoshop (with the live action character reference) and the rigged character in After Effects.
‘Cooler’ is directed by Silas Howard and Ernesto Foronda.
‘Cooler’ on IMDB
Did you know that stuff : http://www.duduf.com/ressources/duik/ ?
It’s a great script for AE, he allows you to build puppets in a few minutes (and there is a large amount of amazing other tools too).
Nice blog by the way.