How to create character rigs using the beam rig script for after effects

 
 

Rigging tools in after effects like DUIK and rubberhose are great but when your character animations would have lots of foreshortening these IK systems would break. We have created a script to rig characters using the beam effect in after effects. This results to a rig that is flexible for poses that uses foreshortening on the arms or legs. Our script is not perfect and each IK system has their own pros and cons and this script would add to your arsenal as a motion designer. 

Installation:


Copy and paste the file to ScriptUI Panels folder (After Effects>Scripts>ScriptUI Panels)

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