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After Effects CC Puppet Tool

by Jason Cox

Learn how to take static, drawn characters and objects and turn them into moving, breathing animated entities with After Effects' Puppet Tool.

What you'll learn

As a motion graphic designer, you are great at making text or images zip around your screen in entertaining ways. But what about when you are given a drawing of a character or creature and actually want them to, well, move like a character or creature would? Enter the Puppet Tool. In this course, After Effects CC Puppet Tool, you will learn how to animate static characters and turn them into bendable, dynamic creations. First, you will discover what makes for a good puppet. Next, you will learn when to use the various types of pins. Finally, you will explore how to build walking animations for your puppets. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of the puppet tool needed to bring your characters to life.

About the author

Jason has spent most of his life in and around the nation's capital. After a stint as a Creative for Apple, Jason became an Apple Certified Trainer in 2009, followed shortly thereafter as an Adobe Certified Instructor. In 2012, Jason published his first training book, the Final Cut Pro X Cookbook, and currently produces online training courses for PluralSight, writes for, and works as an independent certified trainer of Adobe and Apple software. He's also presented at NAB and the ... more

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