Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of the Puppet Pin tool, part of After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet.
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Next we're going to show you a wonderful set of distortion tools in After…Effects, known incredibly as the Puppet tools.…But before we do so you need to reset your workspace.…It's probably at Paint right now, go ahead and set it back to Standard and…select Reset "Standard" to make sure you're at a good, clean starting point.…Now I'm going to go ahead and switch to my special AEA workspace which optimizes…the layout for screen capture but it is very similar to Standard.…If you have access to the Exercise Files that came with this lesson, go to the…Comps folder and open up the Comp O4-Puppet*starter.…
Now for those who're in a modern art you may recognize this as a character from…a mural painting called Harlequin's Carnival, and there is lots of interesting…appendages for us to tug on, bend, and distort.…To perform puppet distortion you use the Puppet tools represented by this…Pushpin icon along your toolbar.…If you don't see your toolbar by the way it's underneath Window>Tools.…I'm going to select the very first tool called the Puppet Pin tool;…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com library.
- Creating, erasing, and animating brush and clone strokes
- Using Paint to reveal a layer over time
- Creating animated distortions to flat artwork with the Puppet tools
- Replacing backgrounds with the Roto Brush