Monday, November 8, 2010


Today, we learned how to use the Puppet Tool in AfterEffects.

This is going to change my life.

(For those who don't know/are curious: the Puppet Tool lets you take an existing image you've made, add "joints", and animate them moving. My birds, for example, have joints in the hips, knees, necks, and body. Once you've drawn a cool picture, it's incredibly easy to rig it up with these joints and make a simple animation. This animation probably only took me about 20 minutes, as opposed to many hours if I hand drew it each frame, which is the standard practice.. )

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