Anastasia Mayzhegisheva started experimenting with reusable puppets in Synfig and created this animation video for the Creative Society project.
The goal of Anastasia’s experiments is to make character templates with a set of prepared animations, that can be used to quickly create various animation videos.
For the video above it took only 2 workdays to create it (including time for creating puppets themselves).
In some aspects this is a continuation of my previous work on character templates, which was done many years ago. Back then Synfig had no support for bones at all and it was quite a painful process. Many things have been improved since then.
We plan to continue this work and create more complicated character templates with a library of predefined animations.