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Intro to Character Animation in After Effects

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About this Event

Participants will design their own characters and learn to create a 2D character rig

Registration closes on April 4, 2024

Cost includes a 3.5% processing fee

This is a 3-part course. Please make sure you are available for both dates.

Beginner and/or Intermediate Animators:

About the Course

Participants will design their own characters and learn to create a 2D character rig to animate on After Effects, using the open source rigging and animation plugin Duik. Key topics covered will include design considerations, how to create and organize art assets in Photoshop or Illustrator, and how to build and animate your character rig in After Effects. At the end of the workshop, students will have created a looping character animation of their design.

This 3 part workshop runs over three weeks:

  • Tuesday April 9, 2024
  • Tuesday April 16 20, 2024
  • Tuesday April 23, 2024

About the Instructor

Yannie Lo is an illustrator and animator based in Toronto. Her work specializes in colourful, character-driven, and mixed media designs in motion design, outdoor and editorial projects. She has also taught at Sheridan College's Illustration program as adjunct professor and is currently on their Professional Advisory Council.


Required Materials

  • Laptop, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator and After Effects installed
  • Duik Angela plugin (can also go through installation in workshop) https://rxlaboratory.org/tools/duik-angela/
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop and After Effects

Note: TAIS has a limited number of laptops to lend to participants. If you’d like to reserve one, please email tais.animation@gmail.com.

Date and Time


10:30 pm – 01:30 am


10:30 pm – 01:30 am


10:30 pm – 01:30 am


1411 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Unit B


Yannie Lo