Puppet warp tool

Does anybody know what the purpose of z order is?  Its under the position controls for the puppet tool. 


  • @Anderson01498 ; I'm just guessing here (Javert's tutorial is my first real experience that got anywhere with the PT) but I am assuming it governs the pins position forward or back in 3D space, but I haven't been able to catch any results from playing with them yet.

  • Z position is where your object is in 3D space, which is the axis that runs from your face into the screen (and back farther still).  With X and Y being Left/Right and Up/Down.

    For the puppet tool you need to think of Z as more of pancake layers, one on top of the other (since it is essentially 2D).  A Z layer in the front will cover up a Z layer in the back.

    So if you want to have the hand of a character in front of the body, the Z layer for that has to be on top.

  • Thanks for the help, I know all about 3d since im currently in school studying animation. 

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