Controlling mesh density


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Controlling mesh density

When using the Puppet tool, there are times when you need to control the quality of the character's deformation, and we can do that by using the Mesh. So let me show you what I mean here. I'm going to go ahead and zoom in to this character, and let's go ahead and select him. You'll notice we have a number of different puppet pins. If I select the Puppet Effect, I can get to those. Let's go ahead and move his arm all the way down here, and when we do that you'll notice there's a bit of a stair- step kind of effect there, and that's because of how After Effects calculates the deformation.

So if I go over here and just click on the Puppet tool, and make sure I have Show Mesh, what happens is you can see how it's triangulating this mesh, and how it's creating that stair-step effect. What we have, basically, is we have too few triangles. We need more detail in order to have less of that stair-step effect. So we can do that in one of two ways. One is when y...

Controlling mesh density
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Controlling mesh density provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Creating Animated Characters in After Effects

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3D + Animation
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After Effects
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