Been busy working on some new projects lately, which I will post about soon. In other news I had known about duIK for After Effects for awhile but hadn’t had a good excuse to play with it, until now!
duIK is a plugin which allows you to rig characters and objects with skeletons using Inverse Kinematics. This has been commonplace in 3D software for quite some time, but being able to bring this into the 2D world of After Effects is really powerful. Adobe could really make After Effects more character animation friendly by packaging an IK tool with the next version of After Effects.
duIK also has some really cool animation tools I haven’t explored yet. It would also help if there were some English language tutorials for the other aspects of the tool, so I may have to try watching the French tutorials.
You can get the plugin for free here: http://ik.duduf.com/
Here’s some glimpses of new projects to come: