Adobe After Effects CC 2024: Sketch Motion Puppet Pin Animations

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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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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