Pick your style
build your scene
animate your video
show the world!
Introducing Character City for After Effects
Character City is a creative environment that will help accelerate your character-based motion graphics workflow. Every template is a package of customizable characters, backgrounds, animated icons, transitions and even stories. Every character style matches the style of the other elements. Characters are rigged and animated with easy to use controls that allow you to piece together a great-looking animated story in hours and not weeks.
Flexibility and Customization
The Character City templates are very customizable. If you think buying a template means making a video exactly like what others have, you are not understanding how these templates are built. First of all, each character and element has an internal After Effects controller allowing you to customize colors and pick from multiple preset variations. But also, each template comes with the source Illustrator and Photoshop files that allow you to customize elements while retaining some of the animated capabilities of the tempalte.
Rigging and Animation
Every character is built from the ground-up and rigged using IK rig by linking each element to a controller. We provide multiple preset animations that we think are most useful, but you can customize those animtions using keyframes and controllers as well as create your own. The set-up is intuitive and easy to learn, so you can easily take the same rig and apply to new characters you create or import. Rig style is consistent across each tempalte, so you will be animating a new video in no time!
When you pick a style to work with by selecting a tempalte, you will be taken to a whole world of matching items saving you time to create your own or to study elements of style such as color palettes, matching backgrounds with your character style and even pre-animated fonts, transitions and animations. We did the study for you and packed the elements together so they are easy to find, match and customize.
buildings and streets
interior design items
Available Versions and Packages
Character City – Explainer Video Toolkit
Character City is an incredible animation factory, a complete explainer video toolkit: Characters and Animated Backgrounds that can be customized from within After Effects using a visual interface. We created a number of dynamic character options, both male and female that can be used to create an animated explainer video with complete ease. Pre-set animations are also included and the project does not require any additional plugins. Customize your own After Effects Templates and use for your design or video projects for some surprising positive results.....Learn More ›
Character City – Explainer Video Toolkit
We created an easy way to see all the characters and be able to choose the one you want to use and edit. All the source files are vector, so they are scalable and customizable. You can see video tutorials that explain in a detailed way how to use the selection options in the project file.
Each character has the options for hair style, clothing, all in an easy to use familiar After Effects selection options.
compatible with cs6 and above - no plug-ins required - full hd 1920×1080 - easy controlling for characters - clean and organized template - helpful documentation - video tutorial
All of our items come with tutorials, but we want to do even more. Every time there is a problem or a question, we make a short video tutorial to explain the issue and note any changes. Beyond that, we also provide After Effects basics and other important tutorials in our School of Character City Series on YouTube.
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