How to Create a Super-Simple Eye Rig in Ae

Motion Apprentice shows an easy way to create an eye rig in After Effects.

If it moves, it needs a rig. When it comes to animating eyes, the rig doesn’t need to be more complicated than something that you can create in five minutes. This new tutorial from Motion Apprentice shows how you can make a super-simple rig for an eye in After Effects in under five minutes.

Eye Rigs Using Nulls From Paths.

The eye needs to open and close, and the pupil needs to look in different places and get bigger and smaller too. Luckily you can facilitate all this in the rig by using Ae’s Create Nulls from Paths. The technique shown here can also work for all kinds of stuff.