Adobe After Effects CC 2024: Sketch Motion Puppet Pin Animations

Description:
This tutorial will show you how to use the Puppet Position Pin Tool in Adobe After Effects CC 2024 to capture or record Sketch Motion Animations.

Keyboard Shortcuts Used:
Cmd/Ctrl + P: Puppet Position Pin Tool:
U: Reveal Keyframes

 

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Chapters:
00:00 Intro: About The Tutorial
00:16 Select Puppet Pin Tool
00:34 Show & Hide Pins
00:48 Drag CTI To Start of Animation
01:01 Select Pin(s)
01:12 Press CmdCtrl Key for Timer
01:42 Demo Animation #1 (Slow)
02:06 Reveal All Keyframes (U)
02:18 Demo Animation #2 (Fast)
02:41 Record Options (Speed + Smoothing)
03:42 Smoother Panel

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2024 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Record Sketch Motion Puppet Pin Animations in Adobe After Effects CC 2024:

  1. Select Layer To Animate
  2. Go to Toolbar and click on Puppet Tool (Cmd/Ctrl + P)
  3. Drag CTI to the beginning of Timeline
  4. Click to add pins
  5. Click on ‘Record Options’ to customize Speed & Smoothing (optional)
  6. Select Pin or Shift+Click to select multiple pins
  7. Press the Cmd/Ctrl Key (look for Timer Icon)
  8. Drag Pin(s) in the desired direction and speed
  9. Release Cmd/Ctrl key to stop or wait until CTI reaches the end of the Timeline
  10. Tap the Spacebar to preview animation
  11. Tap U to reveal all keyframes
  12. Go to Window…Smoother to open Smoother Panel and manage number of keyframes (optional)

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