Daniel Gies continues his series for creating and rigging characters in After eFfects by revisiting his “From Paper to After Effects” Series. In section six, Daniel covers some considerations when setting up the proper pivot points and compositions in After Effects for the character.

In this video I go through some things to consider when setting up the After Effects compositions and anchor points for Rocket Randee’s pieces

adjusting the rotational anchors for layers in After Effects is a crucial step and one that may take a couple of tries, as Daniel notes, it is easy to paint yourself in a corner during this planning. Check out the tutorial for Planning Compositions and Anchor Points for an After Effects Character Rig here.