About this project

Over the years, I've enjoyed working on several projects that required some form of rigging inside of After Effects. These videos are examples of such work.

Role

Animation & Rigging

Credits

Animation & Rigging: Patrick Flaherty

Character Rig

This character rig is a puppet-pin mesh character versus a paper-doll type character. With this type of character, we have the ability to stretch out the character to emphasize motions. Multiple hands are easy to swap out, a moveable head, mouth, and eyes, and the ability to reposition the hands, shoulders, and the ability to bend the character's toes.

Mouth Rig

With this mouth rig, we can easily position the box over the phrase that is being spoken. We also can utilize a slider rather than the box. I have found that it's somewhat helpful to have a visual reference when syncing dialogue with mouth animations.

Hand Rig

I have created multiple hand rigs in the past. This one is controlled by a simple slider for open and close movements. 

Animal Rig

For this rig, we are using a cat with Duik's animal rig. I've applied the automated walk cycle and can make fine-tuning adjustments when animating an animal. We can adjust the eyes, ears, shape of the tail, and adjustments to the toes and overall body.

Twitter Automation Rig

This is a proof of concept in regards to creating automated videos with After Effects. We are pulling anything with the hashtag #Mars from Twitter and dropping its content into an Excel document in this demonstration. We then pull this data from the Excel document inside of After Effects, and it pre-populates into a video template. We can then render out multiple iterations of the video inside After Effects as new data becomes available.

Selected Works

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2020 Stoke Holiday CardAnimation & Director

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Build | Microsoft 365 Intro and OutroPost-production Supervisor

Ignite | Security IntroPost-production Supervisor

Ignite | Teams Intro & OutroPost-production Supervisor

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Alcon Live MeetingsProducer, Director, Editor, & Animation

InvasiveProducer

Microsoft Lists | We got thisPost-production Supervisor

Microsoft PlannerPost-production Supervisor

Microsoft ProjectPost-production Supervisor

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Focus.ioAnimation & Director

PixelsAnimation & Director

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Up In The AirAnimation & Director

Rock Em Sock EmAnimation & Director

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Squish & SquashAnimation & Director

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Squish & Squash JumpAnimation & Director

Dolly ThrowAnimation & Director

Olly SceneAnimation & Director

EchoNous BiomedGraphic Design, Animation & Director

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Azure Active Directory + Dropbox BusinessPost-production Supervisor

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IBM SmartCityGraphic Design

Sprint Mood BoardsGraphic Design

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