For the first time ever SlipperyRock Creative is offering pre-build After Effects character rigs. Try the Bear rig for free! The additional rigs are at a low introductory price of $4.99 each or all three for 20% off. Please visit the site for details.
If you know one of these programs then you are half way to knowing the other. After Effects and Flash are very similar in their layout and organization of their projects. The main differences are that Flash has a strong drawing and programing aspect where After Effects focuses on compositing, effects and high end graphic output.
I will walk you through what you will need to create for a dynamic and versatile animated character. The more organized the file the better it is to rig and animate. Click on image to start tutorial full screen in new window.
Time Remapping is a great tool to use for rigging an animated character. Using time remapping in conjunction with a NULL helps with speeding up animation workflow. This process can be used for other elements in the character rig. Click on image to start tutorial full screen in new window.