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Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book for Windows and Mac OS by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 8. Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools

Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools

Pull, squash, stretch, and otherwise deform objects on the screen using the Puppet tools. Whether you’re creating realistic animations, fantastic scenarios, or modern art, the Puppet tools expand your creative freedom.

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn to do the following:

  • Place Deform pins using the Puppet Pin tool.

  • Define areas of overlap using the Puppet Overlap tool.

  • Stiffen part of an image using the Puppet Starch tool.

  • Animate the position of Deform pins.

  • Smooth motion in an animation.

  • Record animation using the Puppet Sketch tool.

The Puppet tools in After Effects let you quickly add natural ...

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