Animate in real time. Really.

Get Character Animator in the All Apps plan for just  £51.98/mo. Or use Starter mode for free.

Go all-pro with all the features.

When you’re ready to take your animations to the next level, discover all that you can do with Character Animator pro features. Create customised characters, rig them to move just like you do and livestream while you work to wow audiences.

Get into character.

Your performance can bring a character to life. Using your webcam and microphone, Character Animator revolutionises live-performance animation with automatic lip sync and face and body tracking.

Bring art to life.

Puppet Maker lets you customise a character. Use built-in puppet templates or start with art from Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Then animate with your webcam and the power of Adobe Sensei.

Take control with triggers.

It’s easy to build timesaving triggers, so you can create and save desired movements to keyboard shortcuts. Triggers put you in control when you want your character to change expressions or make a gesture.

See what new can do.

Character Animator is always getting better, with new features rolling out regularly. And with your membership, you get them as soon as we release them.

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Export your animations in seconds.

The new Quick Export feature makes it easier than ever to get your animations out there. Prep your work in a click for sharing on social channels, texting to friends or sending by email.

Get a more realistic look.

Specify which artwork shows at which position with Auto-swap. Merge the worlds of frame-by-frame animation and performance capture to give your work a well-deserved thumbs up.

Make your puppet come alive.

Body Tracker, powered by Adobe Sensei AI, makes it easy to animate the entire body at once. Just track your movement and your puppet will follow in your footsteps.

Create a character in minutes.

The Puppet Maker interface makes it simple and fun to create your favourite character from an assortment of styles you can customise.

Export your animations in seconds.

Get a more realistic look.

Make your puppet come alive.

Create a character in minutes.

The new Quick Export feature makes it easier than ever to get your animations out there. Prep your work in a click for sharing on social channels, texting to friends or sending by email.

Specify which artwork shows at which position with Auto-swap. Merge the worlds of frame-by-frame animation and performance capture to give your work a well-deserved thumbs up.

Body Tracker, powered by Adobe Sensei AI, makes it easy to animate the entire body at once. Just track your movement and your puppet will follow in your footsteps.

The Puppet Maker interface makes it simple and fun to create your favourite character from an assortment of styles you can customise.

Discover the world of Character Animator.

Explore artist stories, tutorials, livestream events and more.

LEARN • CHARACTER ANIMATOR

Recording and editing performances.

LEARN • CHARACTER ANIMATOR

Creating a basic face.

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Adobe Character Animator Community Spotlight.

Essential apps for motion graphics and animation.

Adobe offers animation apps that work with all your ideas — and each other. Animate in real time with Character Animator or use Animate to create interactive vector animations. Create intros, transitions and more with After Effects. And move seamlessly between them all.

Find out more

Frequently asked questions.

Adobe Character Animator is a motion capture and animation tool that gives everyone an accessible solution for intuitive 2D character animation, live animation and easy character sharing and publishing.

Yes. While you can’t use the apps on different computers at the same time, you can install the apps on more than one computer and activate (sign in) on up to two computers.

With a free Creative Cloud membership, you can download a trial version of  Character Animator CC and other applications in Creative Cloud. When you upgrade to an All Apps membership, you’ll be able to download the full version of every Creative Cloud application.

After filling in your details,  you will be taken to your Log In page where you can get started straight away.  We’ll send you a welcome email with a quick-start guide, tips and helpful resources, including how to get support any time you need it.

Yes. You can convert your trial to a Creative Cloud All Apps or Single App membership by purchasing on the Creative Cloud website. After you purchase your membership, your desktop product trial will automatically be licensed upon relaunch.

Change your mind? Cancel your order within 14 days of purchase and you'll receive a full refund. No questions asked. 

View the minimum and recommended system requirements for running Animate on Windows and Mac. On this page you can also view the language versions available.

We have additional FAQs for the Character Animator plan. Learn more.

Find the Creative Cloud plan that's right for you.

Individuals

£51.98/mo 

Get 20+ Creative Cloud apps and services.
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Students and teachers

£16.24/mo 

Save over 65% on 20+ Creative Cloud apps.
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Teams

 £26.49/mo per license exclusive of VAT 

Get everything you need to create great work, plus easy license management, advanced support, and more.
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Purchase by phone: 0800 028 0148

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