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PuppetTools 3

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Author: Greg Gunn

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Quick Overview

An easy to use rigging tool for After Effects that will save you hours of work. Make customized controllers for anything and add IK in 1 click.


PuppetTools 3


PuppetTools 3 is an easy to use rigging tool for After Effects that will save you hours of work. 

Set up an IK system in 1 click. Use it to make highly customized controllers for puppet pins, shape layer path points and just about anything else. And it works on any type of artwork (.psd, .ai, shape layers, etc.).
Did I mention it was easy to use? I wasn’t joking. It’s only 2 buttons.


  • 1 click IK set up
  • Create controllers for just about anything
  • New support for Shape Layer and Mask paths! (Requires CC 2018)
  • Customize the look, size, name and behavior of controllers
  • Works with any type of artwork
  • Super easy to use
  • Comes with a FREE practice rig


Animated arm wearing a sweater moving back and forth
Customize and create controllers for any kind of artwork—Photoshop, Illustrator, PNG, Shape Layers, anything!
Lucy dog character walking on a perfect loop
Comes with a FREE rig named Lucy
Animated triangle shape layer
you can make controls for Shape Layer & Mask paths!



Create Controllers

This lets you create controllers for just about anything in After Effects and link them with an expression. It works with puppet pins, shape layer paths, mask paths, and layer positions. 


Create IK

A 1-click IK set up designed to be as simple as possible. Select 3 layers, preferably in a sequence, click Create IK and you have an IK system. You don’t even need controllers—use it on any three layers.


Free Rig

Along with a user guide, you also get the project files from the tutorial videos—including the Lucy rig. Use it to follow along with the demos or practice your own rigging and character animation.


I picked up Puppet Tools 3. Been eyeing it for a bit and I appreciate the simplicity compared to DuIK!

— Kyle Martinez (@kyletmartinez))




After Effects 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4