Animating Characters in After Effects

GIGL TV was a fun project I had the privilege of working on this past year. During the project we needed to create a 3D animation but we were limited on time. We had to be able to create the animation in about 3 days and we weren't sure on what style to use. After some research I came across multiple animation styles but the only one that was going to work was the flat vector based 3D look. 

A great way to create vector based animations is by using the puppet tool in Adobe After Effects. I did this for the first time on this project where we told the story of King David in the Bible. It was a simple way to make this story come alive in a way that really grabbed the kids attentions.  

Illustrator allows you to create a really simple yet cool flat 3D look in After Effects. You create a parallax motion by staggering your illustrator files in 3D space which gives realism to the world and adds the feeling of depth. I followed this tutorial to make the animation.