Welcome to the official Duik documentation.
Duik is a comprehensive animation and rigging tollset for Adobe After Effects.
It provides the main rigging tools, found in any 3D software, like IK, controllers, and bones, which you can use in any 3D software, but adapts them to 2D animation in After Effects. With Duik you can rig complex characters and use advanced animation techniques usually used in 3D softwares. If you do not know what “rigging” means, it may be because it is a bit too soon for you to use those tools. Please refer to the section entitled “Should I use Duik?”.
Duik has plenty of animation tools too - managing keyframes and interpolations, traditional animation, animation exposure… - and automations too, like wiggle, spring, swing, wheel, etc. which allow you to animate more quickly and easily.
Duik also has some other useful tools, such as camera controls, that are not solely tied to animation but can be really useful for both animators and riggers.
Duik’s comprehensiveness and ease of use have made it a script used in numerous movies across the world.
This is the 2017 showreel with extracts from films animated with Duik:
Why is it called Bassel?
Comprehensive User Guide
The comprehensite user guide of Duik is constantly evolving, reflecting the constant evolution of Duik, and always improving to help you undersand Duik better. You can read it here, any help to write and update it is greatly appreciated.
If you run into a specific issue, read the F.A.Q. to see if a solution already exists.
Grab the user guide, keep it at hand, and go watch tutorials to quickly learn Duik!
We’re making official tutorials, and there are a lot of other tutorials on the internet in a lot of different languages, not only English.
We’re collecting the best of them there.
If you’re already testing/using Duik 16 and want to know what’s been added and changed in the latest version, see:
Don’t be afraid to contribute and to make mistakes, you won’t break anything nor lead to the end of the world. Any help is appreciated, even the smallest one.
Duik is released under the GNU General Public License v3. Learn more about this license here.