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Character Swing Rigging

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Author: bear studios

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Quick Overview

Create quick and easy advanced secondary character animations for, hair, clothes, fur, ears, tongues, + many more 

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Character Swing Rigging + Wave-o-Matic + Multi Parent Rigging

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What is Character Swing Rigging?

Character Swing Rigging allows you to quickly create natural swinging/rotational motion for any layer(s) or puppet pins. It’s simple fast and effective and gives you full customisability for each part of the swing/rotation. Try it out, it’s a lot more powerful than what you might think.

Then What The Hell is Wind?

Wind is a wind generation tool within the script, it creates natural wind like motion and is automatically added to all layer(s) or pin(s) that you select. Simply apply Character Swing Rigging and head over to the effects panel to have a look at what it can do.

Frustration No More!

Ever been frustrated when adding secondary animation to any part of a character. Simple ear movements making you fed up? Trying to add The Double Albert onto your character and fed up with the 2000 keyframes needed? Or maybe you want to add some natural hair movement or give a character fur, well now you can. Simply create your layer(s) click the create button and The ting goes Skrrrrrrrrrah Pap Pap Kak Kak Kak Skitty Skit Pap Pa And a Poopoodrrrrr BOOM

Character Swing Rigging gives you the power to fully customize every part of the swing rig. Head over to the effects panel of the driver_ and see what you can create

anchor point control

Anchor Points Just Got Easier!

Are you like me? fed up with having to constantly press Y to get the pan-behind tool? Having to drag anchor points around the screen all day just to get your rotations to line up? Well, guess what? NO MORE! Use the simple built-in anchor point tool to move anchor points around the screen to, layers, masks, and the comp.





Enable That Swing

Getting super quick and smooth swinging motion has never been this easy. Simply select your layers, change the anchor points, apply the effect, and boom! you're done. add your keyframes, enable the swing and watch it move


enabling the effect

enabling reverse swing

applying wind



  • True natural movements from position keyframe data
  • On and Off settings 
  • Ability to set your own target data layer
  • Natural wind element, with controllable power & seed
  • Weight, that changes how the wind moves the rig
  • Parent the rig’s rotation to a different layers rotation
  • Parent the rig to other layers
  • Control over the rig’s children layers
  • Further control over individual pieces of the rig
  • Ability to control the wind element over any rig
  • Works with layers and pins
  • Ability to set anchor points to the comp, shape, and mask
  • A bin that actually works


Character Swing Rigging does not currently work with 3D puppet pins

Trial Restrictions

Trial mode limits the maximum allowed layer(s) and puppet pin(s) to 2. It also limits the use of the anchor point tool to only work with corners of the shape and comp.

User Guide

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

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    • Compatibility After Effects


    Build, Save, and Share custom animation templates extracted from your characters to be used with any character regardless of size or dimensions. Open the door to the future because this is it

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    • Compatibility After Effects


    Create quick, and easy advance wave based motion on any layer in 2D or 3D. For, anything that needs to move.

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    Multi Parent Rigging

    Modular based animation rigging & Parent rigging, with unlimited possibilities.

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