Character Animator Part 1: Starting Your Animation - L6620a

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Dave Werner

Dave Werner

Senior Experience Designer, Adobe


Designers are discovering how animation and cartoons can grab attention. Using animation to stand out in today’s crowded, competitive environment is key, and explainer videos are one of the strongest ways to tell your marketing story. Join Adobe designer and YouTube creator Dave Werner (“Okay Samurai”) as he walks you through the basics of making an animated cartoon explainer video with Adobe Character Animator. In Part 1 of this three-part lab, you’ll learn how to get your animation started.
 
Specifically, you’ll:

  • Start with characters created in Photoshop or Illustrator
  • Gain an understanding of the basic naming, organizing, and tagging structure for characters
  • Take a tour of the different modes (Rig, Record, and Stream) in Character Animator
  • Animate expressive characters using real-time performance capture with Character Animator

Technical Level: Beginner

Type: Lab

Category: How To

Track: Graphic Design, Video, Social Media

Audience: Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics/Visual Effects Artist, Post-Production Professional, Social Media Content Creator