The rigs simplify the animation process and allow any animator, regardless of drawing ability to quickly produce high quality character animation.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2013
Smash5 Studios, a Los Angeles based animation studio, releases a tutorial series illustrating some new and exciting 2D character rigging techniques that until recently have only been available on 3D characters. The series is designed and animated by Smash5 Studios Creative Director Sam Yousefian and can be seen on Smash5 Media's Youtube Channel.
“I was so excited when I realized that we can rig our 2D characters with inverse kinematics in After Effects," said Yousefian, "We’ve been improving on the rigs and adding facial controls and musculature. Lots of cool stuff.”
The tutorials come with a video and a downloadable AE projects that contain fully rigged characters and step by step instructions for building them. 2D animated characters prepared in this way can be animated easily and intuitively. The rigs simplify the animation process and allow any animator, regardless of drawing ability to quickly produce high quality character animation.
The tutorials are being released on Smash5‘s YouTube channel, Smash5media, and are narrated by Jesus, the animated character in Smash5's web series "Hell Yeah.” In each video, Jesus introduces a new character and shows his viewers how the character is rigged and animated.
These techniques are employed on all of Smash5media’s webseries including "Hell Yeah" and the forthcoming series "Chicken Strips". Smash5 webseries can be seen on the Smash5 Media Youtube channel.
Individuals looking to learn more about Smash5 tutorials, the "Hell Yeah" web series, future programs or animation services should contact Craig Ginsberg at (855) 823-2749.
About Smash5 Studios: Founded in 2007, Smash5 Studios is a Los Angeles based animation studio catering to entertainment and animated advertising projects. Smash5 is expanding to create original content exclusively for internet distribution and will be releasing multiple projects throughout 2013.