Top 10 Tips for Getting Started in Adobe Character Animator

Nov 23, 2017 at 08:32 am by -gToon

Note: This is an older tutorial and many features have changed as Character Animator is still in Beta. A more comprehensive and updated tutorial can be found here:

Adobe Character Animator is a new tool included in the latest version of After Effects (CC 2015). It allows you to control animated characters with a webcam using your own facial expressions, voice, keyboard triggers, and more performance capture options. Here are 10 tips to help you get started, including how to set up your puppets, create expressive eyes, use fixed points, add behaviors, and import finished characters into an After Effects composition with motion tracking.

Download Character Animator:

Download more example puppets: (Okay Samurai Puppets)
and (Official Adobe examples)

Visit the official forums:


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