Adobe Character Animator Bring your characters to life

Character Animator is a live, interactive environment for animating 2D artwork created in Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. Control your puppet’s movement by performing via webcam, microphone, touch controls, or a keyboard and mouse. Layer multiple performances together for precise results.

Character Animator is included with Adobe After Effects CC.

Preview 4 includes a new tag-based rigging system that enables you to assemble your puppet directly inside Character Animator: no need to memorize special keywords. Simply select a part of your character, and tag it appropriately.

The new Motion Trigger behavior enables you to drag your character across the screen and have it animate in response to your movements.

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Character Animator is preview software. This means that we think that it’s ready to be used in real animation workflows, but we also know that we need more input from you to bring it to the level of completeness and quality that you’ve come to expect from Adobe creative applications. When you use Adobe Character Animator, you’ll be able to submit feedback through a forum linked to directly from the application itself. We want to hear from you so that we can build the best possible experience for you.

We can’t wait to see what you create!

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