Adobe Character Animator: An Amazing Software That Brings Your Animated Creations To Life!

By Nita Deshmukh. Posted on May 05, 2016

Working on animation softwares can be both, exhilarating and terrifying. At times the technique is extremely confusing and warped like a maze. But fret not, for there is Adobe Character Animator at your disposal. This amazing software can make the process of creating an animation film much easier, especially for  a beginner.

Adobe Character Animator brings life into static Photoshop files by capturing performances using a camera and microphone. It helps to reproduce facial expressions, synchronizing mouth movements to speech and giving control over all the aspects of a character’s movement. You can animate a character that you’ve obtained from elsewhere or can create your own characters which can be channeled from your behavior or from that of others.

In the video below Dave Werner, a designer at Adobe Character Animator takes us through a step-by-step process that helps to understand the working of the software.

The video is primarily divided into two parts. The first part of the tutorial is a quick, simple demonstration of the software while the latter half tells you how you can make polished and professional cartoons.

Werner has further separated the tutorial in detailed sections such as

  1. Calibrating Your Character
  2. Editing Puppet Properties
  3. Recording A Performance
  4. Arming Properties For Record
  5. Importing A Scene Into After Effects
  6. Basic After Effects, Key Framing
  7. Using Pre-Recorded Audio
  8. Setting Up Your Scene In After Effects

So if you are wanting to make an animated film, look no further. Click here to download a free trial of Adobe After Effects & Character Animator and get started on the software.


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