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Erik WaluskaRe: Stick Figure Walking
by on Feb 2, 2008 at 11:01:28 pm

I would create an illustrator or Photoshop file of your stick figure with each part you want to move on a separate layer (head, hand, upper arm, lower arm, etc.).

Import the file into AE as a composition then open the comp and set each of the anchor points for the body parts to where the joint would be ("Y" = shortcut for anchor point tool). Create a parenting chain by parenting each body part to the part it is supposed to be attached (hand to lower arm, lower arm to upper arm, etc.).

Then animate the rotation of each part to make the stick figure walk.

You could animate the position and scale of the head or maybe use the puppet tool to get the facial expression you want.

Hope that helps.

-E



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