How to make a 2D animated web-series

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A broad overview of how to make a 2D animated web-series, using examples from Yesterday's Heroes (http://www.youtube.com/user/yesterday...). Software used: Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere and Blender. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments! Further reading: ~ Backgrounds ~ 3D models are all made in Blender - http://www.blender.org Inking is done in Illustrator - http://www.adobe.com/au/products/illu... How to use the Pen Tool in Illustrator - http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/... ~ Characters ~ Characters are drawn in Illustrator - http://www.adobe.com/au/products/illu... A good tutorial on preparing characters for animation using Illustrator and AfterEffects - http://www.sketchypictures.com/1111/c... ~ Animation ~ Animation is done in AfterEffects - http://www.adobe.com/au/products/afte... Skeletal animation / inverse kinematics is done using DUIK - http://duduf.net/?page_id=151 A good tutorial on getting started with DUIK - http://vimeo.com/7872163 A good tutorial on using time-remapping to control facial expressions, which also covers phoneme-based lip synching - http://podcasts.creativecow.net/after... A good overview of the basic phonemes required for lip synching - http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/art... John Lasseter of Pixar explains the basic principles of animation - http://www.siggraph.org/education/mat... ~ Editing ~ Editing is done in Adobe Premiere - http://www.adobe.com/au/products/prem...

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