How to Animate a Duck Swimming – After Effects Tutorial #28

In this tutorial video, we’ll show you how to animate a swimming duck with Adobe After Effects. All done with shape layers. No third-party plugins needed.

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0:00 Preview
0:16 Create & arrange shape layers
00:58 Body Turning
19:44 Parent Layers
20:16 Animate the Head
24:13 Time Remapping & Angle Control
27:29 Duck Swimming
37:15 Water Reflection
39:56 Gradient Reflection

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