Adobe Character Animator Mini Session: Make a Basic Animation

Gina Mayes, Illustrator

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8 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Adobe Ch Mini Session Intro

      0:43
    • 2. Course requirements

      2:14
    • 3. Preparing Your Art

      3:39
    • 4. Basic Controls (Part 1)

      6:10
    • 5. Basic Controls (Part 2)

      3:54
    • 6. Rigging the Puppet

      7:06
    • 7. Recording the Animation

      2:24
    • 8. Export Animation

      1:18
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Project Description

For your class project, you will create a :15 (15 second) animation using the puppet(s) provided in class or using your own artwork. In the class project, upload a screenshot of the animation, a description of your project and a link to the video (preferably YouTube) so we can see it. 

Suggested steps:

Step 1: Prep your artwork (if using your own illustration), then load up the puppet in Adobe Character Animator.

Step 2: Insert all your scene elements (the puppet/main illustration is required but a background is optional)

Step 3: Record your 15-second scene (if you want to do one that’s a little longer that’s fine too)

Step 4: Export and load into Media Encoder. Render file

Step 5: Load your video project (you can upload to YouTube or Vimeo and embed the video to your class project post OR share the link so we can view it).

Can’t wait to see what you guys create! Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions if you get stuck, I’ll be glad to help.

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