BAO Joint

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Author: BAO Plugins

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Quick Overview

Rig a layer to 2 different parents in After Effects. It will create a "joint" between them and distort accordingly.

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The easiest way to connect a layer to 2 parents with automatic distortion in After Effects

Rig and join layers in After Effects allowing them to have 2 parents.


Joint Demo



  • Link a layer to 2 parents
  • Perfect to add to your IK rig for arms, legs, etc
  • Add "Squash & Stretch" with user definable strength
  • Definable Bezier Tension and midpoint
  • Accurate motion blur including distortion
  • Avoid self-intersections
  • Super fast rendering
  • Fully native plugin


Quickstart Tutorial


After Effects 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6
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