Getting Started with the Puppet Tool in After Effects
In this series of tutorials, we'll be getting familiar with the puppet tool and the ways you can create great animations by deforming layers in your composition. Software required: After Effects 12.2.1.
What you'll learn
In this series of tutorials, we'll be getting familiar with the puppet tool and the ways you can create great animations by deforming layers in your composition. We'll start by creating pins with the puppet pin tool and learn about the relationship between the pins and how they can work as joints or transform the layer. We'll talk about how the puppet mesh is created and what we can do to override the tool from auto selecting the alpha of the layer. We'll configure the triangle count and expansion of the mesh to get the best results for our needs. Then we'll go over the overlap tool and starch tool to achieve more control over our deformations. We'll finish by talking about using vector layers and nested comps with the puppet tool and what happens with continuously rasterize or collapse transformations selected. By the end of this training you should have a better understanding of the puppet tool and be able to start using it to improve you work. Software required: After Effects 12.2.1.
Table of contents
- Creating and Manipulating Puppet Pins 7m
- Understanding the Puppet Mesh 7m
- Using the Puppet Starch Tool to Control Deformation 7m
- Using the Puppet Overlap Tool 7m
- Sketching Motion with the Puppet Pin Tool 9m
- Combining the Puppet Tool with Layer Transformations 6m
- Using the Puppet Tool with Vector Layers and Nested Compositions 9m