Back to Blog

Tutorial: How to Create Automatic Follow Through in After Effects

By Joey Korenman
After Effects

Learn how to create follow through using expressions.

If you're looking to add polish to your animations you're going to want to learn as much as possible about the principles of animation. In this tutorial Joey is going to show you how to animate follow through. You may have already seen one of his lessons on this subject, but this time you'll be doing things a bit differently. Instead of doing everything by hand you'll be learning how to use a very simple expression to get automatic follow though on a lot of your animations. We want to give a quick shout out to Matt Nabosheck, the very talented Designer / Illustrator and good buddy of Joey's that created the Boston Terrier named Steadman that Joey uses in this tutorial. Check out his work in the Resources tab.

Download follow-through project files.

Download Project File
View More From

30 Days of After Effects

Previous
After EffectsCinema 4D
Tutorial: Cineware for After Effects | Make a 3D Room

In this tutorial you'll learn how to use Cineware to create a 3D room in After Effects.

Next
After Effects
Tutorial: Animate a Walk Cycle in After Effects with Jenny LeClue

In this tutorial you'll learn how to break down and animate a character walk cycle from scratch.

See the whole Collection