The Puppet tool inside of After Effects is extremely powerful. The problem is that it can be a bit complicated to figure out how and when to use it. It takes some practice to really get a handle on how to properly manipulate and animate pins for a desirable result. The upcoming 2019 release of Adobe After Effects will introduce several new features to the Puppet tool, including two entirely new pin options. Let’s take a closer look at these new features inside of After Effects 2019 and figure out what they can do.
But first, here's a quick comparison of what the Puppet tools look like between the upcoming release and the latest version.