Rigging and Animating PSDs in Moho Pro by Chad Troftgruben

Rigging and Animating PSDs in Moho Pro

Rig and animate Photoshop Documents using Moho's robust bone and mesh tools!

3.5 hours of lessons to help get you animating with images in Moho!

With Moho, you can import images or Photoshop Documents, add bones and create detailed rigs for 2D animation. This process can be different from rigging vector based characters. This course showcases all the important steps needed to effectively rig a PSD for Moho animation.
More specifically, you will learn how to:
  • Set up layer structure for a character
  • Reduce PSD file size
  • Set up body bones appropriately
  • Create dynamic hair movement using Smart Warp meshes and special bone properties
  • Control the face using a series of dials
  • Create head turns using a Smart Warp mesh
  • Polish and correct rigging issues
  • Apply animation with an image based rig
  • Export animations out of Moho
What you’ll learn
  • Properly Rig a Character
  • Create Bone Dynamics that Link to a Smart Warp Mesh
  • Apply Subtle Head Turns with Smart Actions
  • Animate and Polish a Short Scene
Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?
  • A copy of Moho Pro 12 (Anime Studio Pro 11 or lower will not be able to open project files)
  • Basic understanding of the tools, features and timeline of Moho Pro 12
Who this course is for:
  • Animators looking to rig characters that are made up of rasterized images in Moho
  • Students new to rigging characters in Moho

What's included?

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Downloadable Source Files
90.1 MB
What You Will Learn in this Course
3 mins
Preparing Your Character for Rigging
Designing Your Character
3 mins
Reducing File Size with Photoshop Script
18 mins
Reducing File Size Through Layer Exporting
2 mins
Importing Character PSD into Moho
6 mins
Rigging Your Character
Adding Main Bones
4 mins
Binding Image Layers with Smooth Joint
5 mins
Correcting with Constraints
6 mins
Anchoring with Target Bones
6 mins
Adding Dynamic Hair Movement
Assigning Head Pieces to Layer
5 mins
Creating Bones for Hair
8 mins
Creating Smart Warp Mesh for Hair Strands
10 mins
Creating Smart Warp Mesh for Back Hair
6 mins
Applying Hair Meshes to Side View
10 mins
Applying Meshes to Front View
11 mins
Adding Face Controls
Creating an Optional Eye Switch
7 mins
Re-drawing and Masking the Eyes
17 mins
Adding Controller for Pupils
5 mins
Controlling Eyebrows with a Dial
6 mins
Creating Blink Dial
11 mins
Creating Subtle Head Turns
Creating a Mesh for Subtle Head Tilts
10 mins
Linking Layers Appropriately
6 mins
Adding Smart Dials for the Head Tilts
24 mins
Wrapping Up
Adding Controls to Other Head Phases
2 mins
Polishing the Character
12 mins
Creating the Main Poses for Animation
8 mins
Finishing Animation with Lip Syncing
16 mins
Exporting Your Animation
5 mins
Final Thoughts
2 mins

Premium Animation Lessons and Files

Lessons and assets for Moho/Anime Studio Pro, Character Animator, After Effects, Animate and Procreate