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The Lions template for After Effects allows you to quickly and easily create custom lion animations. Included are a male and female adult lion. You can animate one lion, or create an entire pride, and insert it into your motion graphics or 3D scenes.

With the easy-to-use controls, you can “program” your lions to do almost anything (keeping a profile-view). Assign any combination of the nine “primary actions”, such as walk, run, or jump, and smoothly transition from action to action. Use the “secondary action” controls to animate the head, paws, mouth, tail, ears, eyes, breathing and more.

    • This template uses After Effects’ new Advanced Puppet Pin tool, and is only compatible with Adobe After Effects versions CC 2019 and up. Works on both Mac or PC. No plugins required.
    • This template includes two adult lions - a male and a lioness.
    • Each lion has 9 primary actions: Stand, Walk, Trot, Canter, Run, Stalk, Jump, Lie Down, and Stand Up.
    • The lions are created from 2D images. You can place the lions in your 3D scenes, but the lions are 2D (flat) and can only be seen from a profile (side view).
    • At 100% scale, lions are approximately 3100 x 1600 pixels when standing.
    • You can edit the original images to change the look of a lion, as long as your edits stay within the edges of the original lion shape. For example, you could overlay a texture on a lion, but you could not add a saddle to a lion, since the saddle would be higher than the lion’s back, extending beyond the boundaries of the original shape. (However, something like a saddle could be composited onto the final moving lion effect).
    • This template only includes the lions. Music and 3D scenes from the demo video are not included.
    • No plugins required.


    The Lions template is not a plugin. Rather, it's an Adobe After Effects project file, commonly known as a "template" because the work is already done and the user needs only to insert their footage and make their own adjustments. This template is compatible with version CC 2019 as well as any later version of After Effects.

    Because the Lions template contains copyrighted intellectual property, the sharing or online posting of project files with or for anyone other than a client is prohibited. See the Terms and Conditions for more details.

    Positive and/or negative feedback is appreciated. Use the contact page to send me a message.

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