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    Character Animator Tutorial Videos

    Jeff Almasol Adobe Employee

      Video Tutorials

      Learn how to use Character Animator through the following tutorials and videos! Sample puppets can be found on the Examples page. For video answers to common questions, see the Video FAQ.

      Watch below, or view the full playlist here.

       

       

       

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      Episodes

      Regular episodes with helpful tips, community examples, solutions to common issues, and more.

      Watch below, or view the full playlist here.

       

       

      • Tips & Tricks (November 2017)
        A character reused across 3 YouTube channels, triggering puppets with video game controllers, importing and exporting, understanding physics tags, an advanced project from Adobe MAX, and a face-morphing nutcracker jaw technique.
      • Tips & Tricks (October 2017)
        Full-faced lip sync, smooth head turns, using Character Animator in video chat apps, adding background and foreground elements, and claymation puppet tips.
      • New Features Preview - September 2017
        A look at the new features for the 1.0 launch.
      • Tips & Tricks (September 2017)
        Triggering sounds or using your phone for custom buttons, mailbox questions about .puppet files and if you need a webcam, and how to track a cartoon face on top of your own face.
      • Tips & Tricks (August 2017)
        Elgato Stream Deck, Comic-Con recap, frame-by-frame arm animations (puppet warp in Photoshop) and lighting effects (simple cycle layers animations with the add blending mode).
      • Tips & Tricks (July 2017)
        Visemes in After Effects user script, Jim Cramer Mad Money TV interview, quick tips with front/back arm swaps, the semicolon key, and the difference between puppet and scene parameters.
      • Tips & Tricks (June 2017)
        Tricks with using the new walk behavior like using it on multi-limbed characters or getting 3 views from one piece of artwork, how to set up multiple streaming puppets with alpha channels, and dissecting a complicated puppet with deep nested triggers and cycle layer timers.
      • New Features - April 2017
        A look at the Beta 6 features, including the walk behavior and viseme editing.
      • Tips & Tricks (April 2017)
        Tips on tags and handles, recording arm and hand animations, adding a simple shadow in After Effects, how to turn a 5-year-old's crayon monster drawing into an animated puppet, and a Photoshop illustration tutorial.
      • Tips & Tricks (March 2017)
        Twitch live streaming with Scribbleh, head turn triggered cycle layers and a 3D morphing mask, making custom mouth shapes, and quick usability tips.
      • Red Monster Live
        Live animated Q&A with some behind-the-scenes looks at how to do your own live talk show.
      • Tips & Tricks (February 2017)
        Picking up and interacting with objects, getting better external audio files for clear lip sync results, multiple dangle behaviors, and a detailed walkthrough of how eyes work.
      • Tips & Tricks (January 2017)
        Stop-motion characters, troubleshooting common puppet rigging issues, smoother head turns, alternate recording methods and a live sketched look.
      • Tips & Tricks (December 2016)
        Creating a camera system, walkthrough of the app with custom workspace tips.
      • What's New (November 2016)
        A look at the Beta 5 features, including dynamic link and shareable puppet files.
      • Tips & Tricks (October 2016)
        Getting face tracking data from a pre-existing video, combining lip sync + the nutcracker jaw behavior, non-character animation ideas, and body turns.
      • Tips & Tricks (September 2016)
        Animating with two characters, relinking files, sharing projects, swapping mouth sets, and background hair layers.
      • Tips & Tricks (August 2016)
        Twitch streaming, fixing two user created puppets, and making a Photoshop character from scratch.

       

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      Archived Tutorials

      These older tutorials are still available as references, but many of the topics are outdated in newer versions of Character Animator.

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