After Effects CC Puppet Pin Tool

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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 11, 2017
Duration
3h 59m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 11, 2017
Duration
3h 59m
Description

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
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi there. My name is Chad Troftgruben and you are watching After Effects CC Puppet Pin Tool. I'm really excited to teach this course because the Puppet Pin Tool opens up so many possibilities for animation inside of After Effects. Between the Puppet Pin Tool, the built-in amazing features inside of After Effects, and the ability to download other animation plugins, After Effects really is an all-in-one animation suite. In this course, we'll be looking at three distinct projects that take advantage of the Puppet Pin Tool. We'll first enhance a frame-by-frame run cycle. We'll tackle animating a close-up of a face, and then we'll perform full-body animation, which is what the Puppet Pin Tool is mostly known for, but don't worry. I don't plan to overwhelm you and will take this one step at a time. By the time you're done with this course you'll have a strong understanding of the Puppet Pin Tool and how you can use it within your own projects. And don't worry about getting lost or overwhelmed. I provide demo files for every step along the way. That way you can go hands-on with every step at any time. So I hope you're ready because we're about to get started.