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Learn character animation in Adobe Character Animator with our Adobe Creative Cloud short courses in Sydney.

Adobe has taken figure character animation to the next level with the introduction of Character Animator. Learn how to create amazingly realistic character animations using just a computer's webcam and microphone. Adobe Character Animator CC lets you animate using your face and voice making performance capture animation fun and accessible. Learn how to record your voice and facial movements using advanced new facial tracking technology in this Adobe Character Animator course in Sydney.

Before Character Animator you could apply limited behaviours to simple images of people or cartoon characters or other still images you wanted to animate in Adobe After Effects. Now Character Animator breaks out into a new world of animation where you can apply trigger-based, drag and face motion tracking so that your animation moves as you do! This adds a level of natural movement matching what the big studios have been doing for years. You can include live lip-sync and other kinds of triggers to motivate your animations.

Character Animator links in with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro for a seamless workflow. You can output your animation in a variety of file formats. This Adobe Character Animator course takes the "never ever" animator and gets you up and running with the foundation moves that make an image shake, rattle and roll. Comprehensive course notes take you through step-by-step exercises.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Adobe Character Animator course, you should be able to:

  • understand the fundamentals of animation
  • plan a character-based animation
  • create a character-based animation
  • create their own motion capture puppets
  • set physics on their animated puppets
  • record voiceover or sync pre-existing dialogue to their puppet's mouths
  • incorporate their Character Animator puppets into Adobe After Effects

What will be covered in this Adobe Character Animator course?

  • Fundamentals of animation
  • How Character Animator implements the fundamentals
  • Creating artworks that work well with Character Animator for cartoons and backgrounds
  • Starting a Character Animator project
  • Workspaces and Character Animator interface
  • Importing cartoons and backgrounds
  • Basic creation of bodies, faces – eyes, eyebrows and mouth
  • Face animation using a webcam & lip-syncing
  • Using the keyboard and pointing systems to control cartoons
  • Record and refine, the live-action performance of your animation
  • Assemble cartoons into scenes and export scenes
  • Linking Character Animator to other applications

Who is this Adobe Character Animator course for?

This Adobe Character Animator course is for the novice and starts at the beginning. You will be using images/drawings that are provided for each exercise, so you don't even have to know how to draw!

It's for graphic designers looking to branch out into the world of the moving image, it's for video makers looking to add animation to their repertoire or anyone who has an interest in animation, drawers or cartoonists looking to bring their drawings to life!

Enrol if you're looking to make short explainer video animations, motion comics, short animated films, commercials, live and interactive characters or anything at all needing reusable characters - no need to redraw frames or set keyframes anytime a character moves!

What to bring to class

  • Notepad and paper or a tablet
  • A USB for taking home final work or course notes & files

Additional information

This Adobe Character Animator course runs in our computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple iMac systems as well as Dell computers running the Windows operating system, both types of computers have the latest Adobe apps installed. Adobe products function the same on both Windows and Macintosh computers except for minor differences with keyboard usage and where files are located within the computer.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Adobe Character Animator Course for Beginners

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Adobe Character Animator Course for Beginners

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