Deforming multiple shapes


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Deforming multiple shapes

I'd like to share with you a few more tricks and issues of using the Puppet Pin tool with layers that have complex Alpha channels. I've closed my other compositions and if you have access to the Exercise Files, open up 08-Multiple Shapes*starter. This line of text has what I would refer to ask a complex alpha. I'll turn on the Transparency grid so that you can picture it better. Each character has its own Alpha separated from the other characters. Also the letter "i" has separate Alphas defining the dot on the top and the body of the "i".

When you select a layer and then select the Puppet Pin tool, and I'm going to make sure the Mesh is turned on so you can see it, and use the default for Expansion and Triangles. After Effects only looks at the Alpha channel enclosed by where you click. It does not search for any other little snippets of Alpha channel that might exist elsewhere on that layer. Therefore, when I click the inside of the "r" o...

Deforming multiple shapes
Video duration: 5m 36s 3h 11m Intermediate Updated Dec 12, 2012

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Deforming multiple shapes provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet

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