Build your first chain-based rig in After Effects. Find out how flexible this technique is and how you can turn the rig into a snake.
Learn how to create a dynamic animation based on a “chain rig”. Animate one layer using keyframes, expressions, or both, and make other layers follow the leading layer. See how you can texture the rig and find out how flexible it is.
First 9 minutes will show you how to build a basic “chain rig”. The rest of the tutorial is about texturing and making the final look.
The idea for this tutorial came from CGTalk forums, where someone who calls himself GetToTheTop asked for a way to create a snake in After Effects. See the oryginal thread.