In Part 1 of this multi-part series, David Legion shows a neat technique to create a great displacement map for use with Mettle's FreeForm in Adobe After Effects.
Mettle`s FreeForm plug-in for After Effects is a key component of Dave`s character animation. It streamlines the workflow in AE, and lets you control your character more like a puppet. A key feature is the ability to rotate your character`s head 180 degrees in 3D space.
Dave Legion put together this tutorial series because of all the positive feedback and inquiries from "A Story of Hope": vimeo.com/76355324 - an animation that he and the amazing folks at Funky Medics put together for the FH Foundation. It was all done in Adobe After Effects using Mettle's FreeForm + MamoWorld's Lip Sync. Great animation and a great cause. Dave wants to send out a big thanks and shout out to Daniel Gies, whose work and tutorials inspired and helped him tremendously.
Mettle would also like to thank Dave for using our FreeForm plug-in, and for creating such inspirational work!.
Dave Legion is an award-winning music video director from the UK. davelegion.com