Recording animation with the Puppet tool


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Recording animation with the Puppet tool

Okay, so the time has come for us to look at one of my favorite tools in After Effects, the puppet tool. And if you want to follow along with this, step by step, you can open puppet.aep from the puppet tools folder. Now in here we have my thug character. And you'll notice if we have a look over here that this is a nested composition, called thug. And you'll notice if I scrub the position value, this is just one single layer, that has one single set of properties. I'm using a nested comp, but equally you could use say a flattened Photoshop file, but you'll need to have an alpha channel.

So, if you're saving a Photoshop file, you can save the individual layers and they'll contain their own alpha channels. Or if you're selecting to save a picked file or a TIFF file, make sure that you save it with an alpha channel, so that After Effects can see the transparency. The reason for that is the puppet tool looks at areas of opacity and transparency. And i...

Recording animation with the Puppet tool
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Recording animation with the Puppet tool provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Angie Taylor as part of the 2D Character Animation with After Effects

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