Auto-Rigging with Duik
This tutorial shows you how to auto-rig an After Effects puppet (limbs and primary body parts) using Duduf’s Duik script. You can download the free Illustrator file Stickman 1.1 (see below) if you wish to follow along with the tutorial.
The video below shows you how to import and prepare the Sickman Illustrator file in After Effects so that the Duik script can work its magic. It walks you through how to set-up the puppet, matching the body parts to the correct auto-rig fields. Then, with the click of a single button, your puppet will be rigged. The auto-rigging is great, but the best part is your puppet will have inverse kinematic scripts automatically written into it so that animating the puppet is a lot less work than a manual rig.