Character Animator 101 – Adobe Character Animator Essentials

Class Description
In our 2-day Adobe Character Animator 101 course, participants will get in-depth training on Adobe’s cutting edge character animating tool. Participants will use Character Animator’s expressions and movements to animate characters in real time. It’s so fast, you can livestream while you work, to wow audiences every step of the way.

Course Benefits

  • Import art from Illustrator and Photoshop, or start with built-in character templates.
  • Bring a character to life. Using your webcam and microphone, Character Animator matches your expressions – from syncing lips to tracking eyes – to animate in real time.
  • Control gestures like waving with your keyboard or MIDI device.
  • Hollywood studios and online content creators use Character Animator to bring their characters to life in real time.
  • Integrates seamlessly with other Adobe apps like Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Suggested Prerequisites
This class is appropriate for novice users of Adobe Character Animator. Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator will be necessary in order to get the most out of this class. We also recommend that you have the Adobe Character Animator software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe web site.

Course Outline

  • Bringing you 2D characters to life
  • Animating a puppet
  • Capture more with Scene Cameras
  • Create a moment with Keyframes
  • Trigger sound and movement
  • Set your characters in motion
  • Creating a Basic Face
  • Creating Eyes and Eyebrows
  • Creating mouth shapes
  • Creating a Basic Body
  • Teach your Character to walk
  • Recording and Editing Performances

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.