The basics of the Puppet tool


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The basics of the Puppet tool

Now, we're going to learn about the Puppet tool. What the Puppet tool does is it allows you to create realistic deformations in bitmaps, vector graphics, or text. Now we are going to be working mostly with bitmaps here, but it applies equally for all the other types of art. Let's go ahead and open a file, we are going to continue working with that file where Frankenstein runs away with the girl. We are on our Desktop, Exercise Files/Monsterpiece/After Effects/Shot0700F has a Frankenstein.

So, here we have the shot, if I just go here to Frank scene 07 version 3 and you can see he is running with the girl. Now, when he is running, the girl is kind of stiff, she is not really moving, she looks like a cardboard cutout and if we want to, we can give her a little bit more dynamics. We can make her dress kind of flap in the wind, we can make her bounce up and down in all the right places and so on. So, let me show you how to set up the Puppet tool and then we will go ahead and animate her. So...

The basics of the Puppet tool
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The basics of the Puppet tool provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the After Effects CS3: Animating Characters

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3D + Animation
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After Effects
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