Wouldn't it be great to get these features in after effects with the puppet tool ?
Bounded Biharmonic Weights for Real-Time Deformation | April 2014 | Communications of the ACM
+1 this is really nice! ask a feature here: Feature Request/Bug Report Form
Looks like that research was sponsored, in part, by Adobe, so they likely have access to this technology and just need some encouragement (via feature requests) to push it up the priority list.
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