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The Wolves template allows you to quickly and easily create custom wolf animations in Adobe After Effects. Included are three wolves with black, white, and brown coat colors. You can animate one wolf, or create an entire pack, and insert it into your motion graphics or 3D scenes.

With the easy-to-use controls, you can “program” your wolves to do almost anything (keeping a profile-view). Make them howl with a single slider control. 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.

  • Wolves uses the Advanced Puppet Pin tool in After Effects on high-resolution profile images of wolves to create complex and realistic movements. Using the preset movements built into each wolf, the amount of animating work required by you is minimal! 

    The nine preset movements, called “Primary Actions”, range from walking to jumping to lying down. You can assign any combination of primary actions to a wolf with a few clicks of a mouse, while maintaining control over the timing and duration of actions, and smoothly transitioning from action to action. Each wolf is on a single layer, so once you have chosen your primary actions, all you need to do is animate your wolf layer’s position to move across the frame.

    Secondary Actions” offer even more control, allowing you to make custom movements of the paws, head, tail, mouth, and more. Secondary actions have easy-to-use controls, so you can keyframe the different properties. Howl, snarl, twitch the ears, blink the eyes, sniff the nose... even adjust the intensity and speed of the breathing. For animators who need even more control, the pins on the wolf can always be adjusted. 

    • 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 three wolves, with black, white, and brown coat colors. Also included are the wolf skeleton, wolf tattoo, and glowing wolf effects, as seen in the demo video (backgrounds/3D scenes not included).
    • Each wolf has 9 primary actions: Stand, Walk, Trot, Run, Jump, Sit Down, Lie Down, Sit Up, and Stand Up.
    • The wolves are created from 2D images. You can place the wolves in your 3D scenes, but the wolves are 2D (flat) and can only be seen from a profile (side view).
    • At 100% scale, wolves are 2000 x 1135 pixels when standing.
    • You can edit the original images to change the look of a wolf, as long as your edits stay within the edges of the original wolf shape. For example, you could overlay a texture on a wolf, but you could not add a saddle to a wolf, since the saddle would be higher than the wolf’s back, extending beyond the boundaries of the original shape. (However, something like a saddle could be composited onto the final moving wolf effect).
    • This template only includes the wolves... Music and 3D scenes from the demo video are not included.
    • The Wolves 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 Wolves 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.

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