Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video The Puppet Overlap tool, part of After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet.
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I am going to quickly clean up my display by closing the Smoother panel and if…you like, you could go ahead and Close All to close your other compositions.…There are two more Puppet Pin tools we haven't experimented with yet.…One is called the Overlap tool.…So if you have the files, go to the Comps folder and double-click…05-Puppet-overlap*starter.…I'll click the Puppet effect to see my pins inside the User Interface…panel and I'll show you a little bit of a problem with Puppet tool.…Initially, this is flat artwork and After Effects does not know if any of these…pixels are supposed to be in front or behind other pixels.…
For example, if grab his pencil and drag it upwards, you will see that it…crosses his neck, but if I drag it downwards, you will see it actually goes…behind his hip and leg.…Well, what if I wanted the opposite, what if I wanted to pass in front of his hip here?…To do so, I need to give sections of this mesh priority in terms of how in front…or how behind those pixels should be.…
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