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!

Learn the Magic Behind the Puppet Pin Tool

In this beginner-friendly course will go through the process of rigging and animating a character using the Puppet Pin Tool in After Effects.

Animating with Pins

Throughout the course we will be importing a PSD file, grouping layers, applying pins, and creating a simple animation. 

Graduate to Bigger and Better Things

The Puppet Pin Tool is a great way to start learning animation in After Effects. Several animation plugins take advantage of it, giving you a leg up when it comes time to learn new tools.

What's included?

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Downloadable Source Files
9.35 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