Puppet Pin Rigging in After Effects by Chad Troftgruben

Puppet Pin Rigging in After Effects

Create rigs and animation using the Puppet Pin Tool in After Effects!

1.5 hours with files to help you with the process!

In this course I will take you through the process of rigging and animating a character using the Puppet Pin Tool in After Effects. Throughout the course we will be importing a PSD file, grouping layers, applying pins, and creating a simple animation.
More specifically, main topics for this course include
  • Overviewing character setup and design
  • Importing multi-Layer assets in After Effects
  • Assembling main body parts into compositions
  • Adjusting Expansion and Density for puppet meshes
  • Creating multiple meshes
  • Creating animation with the pins
  • Polishing animation
  • Exporting animation
What you’ll learn
  • Rig and animate 2D characters using the base Puppet Pin Tool
Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?
  • Basic understanding of the tools and timeline in After Effects
Who this course is for:
  • Students interested in animating
  • Students who want to learn character animation
  • Animators looking to add new tricks to their workflow

What's included?

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Downloadable Source Files
9.35 MB
173 MB
What You Will Learn in this Course
3 mins
Preparing Your Character
Designing Your Character
3 mins
Assembling Your After Effects Comps
7 mins
Exploring Puppet Pin Options
7 mins
Precomposing Main Groups
7 mins
Creating Multiple Meshes
5 mins
Animating Your Character
Readying Your Layers
5 mins
Animating the Jump
8 mins
Animating the Landing
4 mins
Animating the Wave
7 mins
Polishing and Refining
Polishing the Jump
9 mins
Animating the Character in Scene
6 mins
Further Animation Polishing
8 mins
Adding Stiffness with the Starch Tool
3 mins
Wrapping Up
Exporting Your Animation
3 mins
Final Thoughts
2 mins

Premium Animation Lessons and Files

Lessons and assets for Moho/Anime Studio Pro, Character Animator, After Effects, Animate and Procreate