Rigging Academy

Topic: 2D Character Rigging with DUIK Bassel
Skill Level: Advanced
Type: At Your Own Pace/Instant Access

About This Course:

After making it through Rigging Academy you’ll be able to create After Effects character rigs for just about any style of artwork you can think up. This instant access course is the perfect companion to Character Animation Bootcamp. Note: Rigging Academy does not have TA’s or a private student group. You should be familiar with After Effects for this course and have some experience with character animation. You’ll learn to use both Illustrator and Photoshop artwork and to use the DUIK toolset to create rigged puppets. You’ll learn advanced techniques that can help bring your rigs to the next level. You’ll be a rigging MacGyver by the end. 


You should be very familiar with After Effects already and have some character animation experience. If you don’t know what a good rig should be able to do, you might find it difficult to create effective rigs. We recommend that you complete Character Animation Bootcamp first, but it is not required. 

Instructor - Morgan Williams 

Morgan has been a professional animator and animation director for over 20 years. He has created work for numerous clients including Sony Pictures, the BBC, Comedy Central, and WGBH Boston and have been the recipient of several awards including a local ADDY®, a Telly, and a Best in Show award at Minnesota Siggraph. His short film work has been screened at festivals around the world including the Philadelphia International Film Festival and the Annecy International Animation Festival. Morgan is also a full time faculty member at Ringling College of Art and Design teaching and developing curriculum in the Department of Motion Design. 

Course Format 

This course is structured a little differently than most School of Motion courses. Once you purchased the course you receive all your material at once.  This material includes podcasts, 10 lessons, videos and project files to practice on your own time. 


10 lessons you can access at any time. 

Required Software

  • Adobe After Effects CC (15.1.1 or Higher) 
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.1.1 (18.1.1 or Higher) 
  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2018.1 (22.1.0) 
  • Duik Bassel (16.0 or Higher) 


$197 course opens after one time payment and can be accessed at any time.

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