Animating a Cat With DUIK, Joysticks ‘n Sliders

Watch How Chris Koelsch Animated a Cat in After Effects using DUIK for Rigging and Joysticks ‘n Sliders

Animator and Illustrator Chris Koelsch often will pull the curtains back from his process of rigging and animating characters in After Effects. His latest insights offer a look into how he rigged and animated a cat, using DUIK and Joysticks ‘n Sliders.

DUIK is Rainbox’s free and definitive rigging and animation toolbox for After Effects. It has all the tools you need to do professional style rigging, with true nulls, IK and FK systems, auto rigging systems and a host of helpful animation tools.

Mike Overbeck’s Joysticks ‘n Sliders give animators a way to control better character animation with a pose based system that provides you on-screen controls that are always on hand.

Koelsch has many more tutorials hosted on This ‘n That Studios. If you want to see more about the shape of character rigging in After Effects, check it out!