Adobe Character Animator

Sydney, Melbourne and Onsite

Training Modules (Overview)

  • The Character Animator Interface
  • Creating a New Character
  • Creating a Walk Cycle
  • Recording an Animation
  • Exporting your Animation

What You Get

  • Class Exercises Relevant to Industry
  • AATC Adobe Authorised Certificate
  • Choice of Mac or PC
  • After Course Support
  • Free Course Resit
  • Small Classes (average 4 to 6)


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Course Outline

Creating a New Project

  • The Character Animator Interface
  • Creating a New Project
  • Setting Up the Webcam and Microphone
  • Creating an New Scene

Creating a New Character

  • Customizing a Puppet Template in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Importing a Puppet
  • Rigging a Puppet with Warp Controls
  • Adding Face Tags
  • Adding Attach Points and Drag Handles
  • Adding Sticks
  • Adding Dangle Handles
  • Setting an Eye Delay Behaviour

Creating a Walk Cycle

  • Working with Different Layer Groups (Front and Profile Views)
  • Adding Body Tags
  • Triggering Layer Switching with Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Adding a Head Turn Behaviour
  • Adding a Walk Behaviour

Recording an Animation

  • Enabling and Disabling Recording Properties
  • Adjusting Recording Speed
  • Recording Facial Expressions with the Webcam and Microphone
  • Importing and Analysing a Pre-Recorded Voice Over
  • Editing and Blending Takes
  • Adjusting Timing
  • Adjusting Mouth Shape Timing with Visemes

Finishing the Animation

  • Exporting your Animation Directly to Adobe Media Encoder and as an Image Sequence
  • Dynamic Link the Project to Adobe After Effects
  • Adding a Background and Compositing FX in Adobe After Effects
  • Rendering the Final Animation from Adobe After Effects to Adobe Media Encoder

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Video & Special Effects Package

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