Puppet Tools 3

Rig a character in After Effects with one click.

Laptop with Adobe After Effects open showing an animated character rig and the Puppet Tools 3 UI.

Rigging on easy mode.

Do you struggle with complex animation rigs in After Effects? I get it. Rigging a character is tough. And it takes time to do it right.

That’s exactly why I built Puppet Tools 3. It’s easy to learn, even easier to use and takes the headache out of making a great character rig. And you can use it to rig any kind of artwork—Illustrator, Photoshop, PNGs, Shape Layers, you name it. And all with 1-click.

Curated with care

Build and customize controllers for any kind of artwork—Photoshop, Illustrator, PNG, Shape Layers, Mask points, etc.

Animation of a character arm rig using Puppet Tools 3 IK.

PDF Guidebook

Rig a character in minutes. Comes with a free practice rig!

Animated character walk cycle with Puppet Tools 3 controllers overlaying it.

Ready to go

If you’re running CC 2018 or newer, you can make controls for Shape Layer and Mask paths!

Animated shape layer from Adobe After Effects with Puppet Tools 3 controllers overlaying it.

What you get:

  • 1-click IK set up
  • Make custom controllers for anything
  • Works with any type of artwork
  • Supports Shape Layer and Mask path points
  • Super easy to use
Screenshot of the Puppet Tools 3 script UI in Adobe After Effects.

Less clicking, more animating.

Get the script