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After Effects CC Puppet Pin Tool

by Chad Troftgruben

The Puppet Pin Tool in After Effects CC allows for the creation of bone-like structures for full-body character animation. This course shows you how to open up a whole new world of possibilities using the Puppet Pin Tool's features in countless ways. Software Required: After Effects CC.

What you'll learn

The Puppet Pin Tool allows you to create bone-like structures for characters and change the shape of compositions, images, and footage. By placing a series of Deform points, your asset becomes a piece of clay, allowing you to create animated effects otherwise impossible inside of After Effects CC. Along with the Puppet Pin Tool, you will learn how to overlap points with the Puppet Overlap Tool and stiffen areas with the Puppet Starch Tool. All three of these tools work hand in hand to give you complete control over your rig. When you're finished with this course, you will know how to use the Puppet Pin Tool to enhance a frame-by-frame cycle, animate a close up of a face, and animate a full-body character. Software Required: After Effects CC.

About the author

Chad Troftgruben is a freelance animator and screencaster who specializes in Animate CC, Moho, After Effects and Premiere. He has been working with Flash since 2002 which resulted in the creation of several cartoons for both entertainment and commercial purposes. Chad is mostly known for his online video tutorials for Flash and Anime Studio, which were distributed on YouTube and his website. In addition to authoring several courses for Pluralsight, Chad has produced video tutorials and eBooks fo... more

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