After Effects Tutorial Series: Rigging an Arm – PART 2

In this After Effects tutorial series from Movies & Computers, Chad Perkins shows you how to create and rig an arm from scratch, using parenting and expression controls.


This mini-series is beneficial both for those new to After Effects and also those more skilled in character animation. It’s a pretty sweet trick, and some obstacles and extra tricks are covered throughout the series as well.


In Part 2 of this series, the concept of parenting is explored, and the various parts of the arm are connected. This paves the way for the next step, where we’ll look at controlling this arm with expression controls. Oodles of fun!



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About the author

Chad Perkins has written 20 posts for Movies & Computers

Creator of Movies & Computers. Filmmaker. Author of How to Cheat in After Effects, The After Effects Illusionist, and of several video training series on, Video2Brain, Total Training, and VTC.

One Response to "After Effects Tutorial Series: Rigging an Arm – PART 2"

  1. Gatsy says:

    I might be beiatng a dead horse, but thank you for posting this!

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