After Effects | Controlling a Character’s Facial Expressions Through Custom Sliders

Creating some controls for character animation, the third edition to Dave Legion’s suite of tutorials covers animating a character’s face in After Effects -showing how to create and set up custom sliders that can control the puppet’s facial expressions.

how to setup custom sliders to control your puppet’s facial expressions

David shows how to connect the sliders through using expressions to the Nulls that control the puppet tool’s pins in the character’s face. In the end, there are some lengthy expressions going into each on of the nulls, but David walks through step by step making it easy to follow along.

Check out the tutorial for Control Facial Expressions in After Effects with Custom Sliders here.

. We’ll walk you through the whole set up and demonstrate how to create slider controls to facilitate facial animation in After Effects.