Squash, Stretch and Overlapping Action In After Effects

Freelance motion designer Emanuele Colombo has started a new series on character animation, with this first installment that covers the basics.
The principles of action are applied in any work to give it more polished and professional feel but what does this mean if you’re using After Effects? How do I add squash-and-stretch or overlapping actions when working as part of my own personal project?

Emanuele will show you how to create squash and stretch, overlapping action using simple shapes in After Effects. Once he has shown this technique to us it’s easy enough for any aspiring animator or character designer!