Creating a Talking Dog in After Effects

Certain tools in After Effects can be great for adding a talking dog character to your work. Learn about creating a talking dog in After Effects with help from a professional in the fields of film and video in this free video clip.

Part of the Video Series: Advanced After Effects

Video Transcript

Hi I'm Cori DiSimone, an animator, and I'm here to tell you how to make a dog talk in After Effects. So you start with a still photograph of a dog and then you duplicate that image and on the image that's above the first one you create a mask for just the part that you want to move. So you might create a third image if you want to have the upper part of the nose moving and the bottom part of the nose moving but in this case we just made the upper part of the nose moving so it would look like it was talking. So you create, you know, the second layer for that, you put it above the first layer and you create a mask on just the part of the nose. Then you sit the inker point from where you want that movement to begin and you just set key frames for that movement to happen. So you get the illusion of the dog talking in this way. So this was just a quick demonstration about how you can make a dog talk. You would probably want to spend a little bit more time finessing the mask and figuring out just where you want that movement to go but this is a good start.

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