Leem's Animation Tools

  • Compatibility After Effects
    Please check exact version compatibility under the "COMPATIBILITY" tab below

Author: Liam Hill

License terms
  • Buy 2 for $31.49 each and save 10%
  • Buy 5 for $29.74 each and save 15%
  • Buy 10 for $27.99 each and save 20%

Quick Overview

A collection of tools to help improve animation workflow and take the frustration out of puppet animation.
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Update: Now compatible with After Effects CC!

Leem's Animation Tools is a small collection of After Effects scripts brought together into a single user friendly pack. These tools were designed by animator Liam Hill as work-flow enhancements for character animation. Initially developed as stand-alone scripts for specific needs, the tools have evolved over time and practice into a refined, UI-driven pack allowing customisation and flexibility.

Key functions include:

  • Create Null controllers for puppet pins and parent them together or to other layers, giving mesh deformation all the advantages of a hierarchal animation system.
  • Quickly link layers or frames in a composition to slider controls to enable easy sprite swapping and keep your timeline neat and functional.
  • Easily create the illusion of animation strobing when and where you want it, eliminating the 'tweeny' look of digital animation while retaining the original curves.
  • Create point constraints and direction constraints for any object despite it's ancestry, to make working with rotations simple and fast.
  • Instantly bake any section of any animation curve into a series of hold keys at a specified interval, to allow for quick blocking and timing work.

Take some of the headaches out of puppet animation with Leem's Animation Tools!


Pin to Parent tutorial

Sprite Swapper tutorial

Strobe Simulator tutorial

Auto Orient tutorial

Step Key tutorial

After Effects CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3