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Rigging a Character with Duik Bassel in After Effects

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Learn how to rig a basic character with Duik Bassel in After Effects with this video tutorial from Morgan Williams.

Creating a great animated character is no easy task. Professional animated characters require a mix of fantastic design, an understanding of movement, thoughtful rigging, clever keyframing, and the right tools.
One of the most important character rigging tools for After Effects recently received an overhaul that can't be ignored. Duik Bassel is the long-awaited update to Duik, a free character animation tool for After Effects. Duik Bassel is full of helpful features that make it easier than ever to animate characters in After Effects.
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An example of Duik in-action from Rainbox.
To help get you up to speed with Duik Bassel I've created a video tutorial all about using this incredible tool. It was a really fun video to put together and I hope you learn something new along the way.

Follow Along with the Character Animation Tutorial

If you'd like to follow along with the tutorial you can do so by clicking the download button below. In the digital download you'll be given a fully designed character named Mogran who is incredibly handsome if I do say so myself...
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Duik Bassel Intro Tutorial for After Effects

In the following tutorial we'll learn how to get up and running with Duik Bassel in After Effects. The tutorial covers all of the Duik Bassel basics you need to know and we even give you a free character project file so you can follow along. Remember, Duik Bassel is not included with After Effects. You will need to download and install Duik from the Rainbox website. Did I mention that the tool is completely free?!

Want to Create Professional Animated Characters?

This was definitely just an introduction to the wide world of character animation in After Effects. If you're interested in creating animated characters like a pro I highly recommend that you check out Character Animation Bootcamp. The course is a deep-dive into the world of character animation. You'll learn the ins-and-outs of posing, timing, storytelling and more.
If you want to focus more on rigging, check out Rigging Academy. The self-paced course is a great way to master character rigging in After Effects using Duik Bassel.