ProPuppet Lite

Professional Puppet Animation Tools in FCPX with ProPuppet

FREE

ProPuppet Lite is a free animation tool that brings the power of image manipulation into Final Cut Pro.  Easily create fun and silly animations using a simple mesh and puppet pin interface.  Instantly bring still images to life with the click of a mouse!

*This plugin is only compatible with 1080p projects.

*This plugin will not include the puppet images displayed in the promotional video; the images are sourced at the end of the video.

*ProPuppet will require Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra and FCPX 10.4.5.

 

 

Professional Puppet Animation Tools in FCPX with ProPuppet

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Puppet Animation Tools

Instantly add organic motion to still images within Final Cut Pro. With ProPuppet Lite, video editors now have the ability to create puppet animations with easy-to-use controls.  Simply adjust the mesh count and add puppet pins to their corresponding joints. With ProPuppet Lite, users can quickly animate any subject with incredible ease.

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Final Cut Pro X Generators ProPuppet from Pixel Film Studios

Puppet Pin Animation

The ProPuppet Lite mesh can easily be manipulated by adding pins to anchor the mesh triangles.  Limitlessly add pins using the hot-key "Shift + Click".  Warping the image is as easy as clicking and dragging the pin points. In addition to object manipulation, Final Cut Pro users can also keyframe pins to create silly animations.  Simply activate the keyframes next to the control points in the inspector window, scrub down the timeline, and reposition pins.

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Final Cut Pro X Generators ProPuppet from Pixel Film Studios

Customizable Wire Mesh

Redefine the way media animates with complete control over wire mesh.  Using simple sliders and mesh on-screen controls, videos editors have the ability redefine the way media animates in Final Cut Pro.  Animating inanimate objects has never been so fun a easy to do with Final Cut Pro.

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Final Cut Pro X Generators ProPuppet from Pixel Film Studios

Designed for Final Cut Pro

ProPuppet Lite was professionally designed to work seamlessly inside of Final Cut Pro X. As a generator the ProPuppet Lite preset can be dragged and dropped onto media and previewed in real time. With the published parameters found in the FCPX inspector, users have the ability to make further adjustments with just a few clicks of a mouse.

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Professional Puppet Animation Tools in FCPX with ProPuppet

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Final Cut Pro X Generators ProPuppet from Pixel Film Studios

Puppet Animation Tools

Instantly add organic motion to still images within Final Cut Pro. With ProPuppet Lite, video editors now have the ability to create puppet animations with easy-to-use controls.  Simply adjust the mesh count and add puppet pins to their corresponding joints. With ProPuppet Lite, users can quickly animate any subject with incredible ease.

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Pixel film studios image to separate product pages

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Final Cut Pro X Generators ProPuppet from Pixel Film Studios

Puppet Pin Animation

The ProPuppet Lite mesh can easily be manipulated by adding pins to anchor the mesh triangles.  Limitlessly add pins using the hot-key “Shift + Click”.  Warping the image is as easy as clicking and dragging the pin points. In addition to object manipulation, Final Cut Pro users can also keyframe pins to create silly animations.  Simply activate the keyframes next to the control points in the inspector window, scrub down the timeline, and reposition pins.

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Pixel film studios image to separate product pages

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Final Cut Pro X Generators ProPuppet from Pixel Film Studios

Customizable Wire Mesh

Redefine the way media animates with complete control over wire mesh.  Using simple sliders and mesh on-screen controls, videos editors have the ability redefine the way media animates in Final Cut Pro.  Animating inanimate objects has never been so fun a easy to do with Final Cut Pro.

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Pixel film studios image to separate product pages

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Final Cut Pro X Generators ProPuppet from Pixel Film Studios

Designed for Final Cut Pro

ProPuppet Lite was professionally designed to work seamlessly inside of Final Cut Pro X. As a generator the ProPuppet Lite preset can be dragged and dropped onto media and previewed in real time. With the published parameters found in the FCPX inspector, users have the ability to make further adjustments with just a few clicks of a mouse.
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Additional Information:.

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How to name motion template folders: Click Here for a Video Tutorial.

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ProPuppet Tutorial

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Puppet Animation Tools in FCPX

This is a 2-part tutorial that first demonstrates how to how to warp an image and how to animate an image using ProPuppet in Final Cut Pro X.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I make my image appear in the viewer to apply points to?

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The image will first need to be applied to the drop zone in the inspector window for this plugin. Once it has been applied, select "New Image" then "Show Mesh" to begin applying points.

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What resolutions can I use this plugin in?

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The resolution that is supported by this plugin is 1080p.

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What format does my image need to be in to use this plugin?

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The image must be a .png and it is vital that the associated alpha levels of the image all be the same in order for this plugin to work properly.

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Where do I find this Plugin Inside FCPX? 

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generators icon FAQ frequently asked questions troubleshooting help 

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How do I apply this plugin?

 

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Hardware and Software Minimum Requirements

The following minimum must be met for this plugin to function.

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Final Cut Pro:                                  10.4.5

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Mac OS:                                           10.13

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Graphics Card:                                256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K editing and 3D titles)

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RAM:                                                 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing and 3D titles)

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Resolution:                                      1920 x 1080 required

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ProPuppet Troubleshooting

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I installed ProPuppet and see a red screen similar to this.

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Why is this Happening:

This means that Final Cut Pro is currently out of date.

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What is the Solution:

Update Final Cut Pro. You can update by going to the app store.

Click Here to Watch Troubleshooting Video

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Can't find the plugin after installation?

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Why is this Happening:

  • Scenario 1: The plugin is not be properly installed
  • Scenario 2: The plugin is properly installed, you may be looking in the wrong section in Final Cut Pro.

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What is the Solution:

  • Scenario 1: Run the installer until reaching the successfully installed message and restart both Final Cut Pro and your computer.
  • Scenario 2: Search the FAQ section on the product page to see where the plugin is located. Now search this section in Final Cut Pro to locate the plugin.

Click Here Learn How to Search Final Cut Pro X Libraries