With Adobe’s release of Character Animator 1.5 earlier this month, I’m pleased to announce a course covering all kinds of tips, tricks, hacks and new methods of using Character Animator in my new Udemy course “Adobe Character Animator Advanced Techniques!”
Adobe Character Animator is a motion capture software making use of your webcam, keyboard triggers and audio input to create puppets that can be animated live. As it’s a relatively new and growing program, there’s a lot that the novice animator can do but isn’t obvious or apparent from the control scheme. Advanced Techniques covers many of those tips and tricks, from making backgrounds travel to using video cycles to having emotive eyes with clipping masks and rigging an animal like a horse.
$10.99 course launch coupon is here!
Adobe Character Animator is celebrating the very first network tv show produced with it in “Our Cartoon President”, a spinoff of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s special guest cartoon Trump.
I’m such a huge advocate for Character Animator- I’m working on my own new show using the motion capture digital puppet software, and I’ve done multiple animated shorts and music videos using it. Once you have your puppet created, you can plug any audio and behaviors into it to make a dynamic character without dealing with the complications of key framing or frame-by-frame animation.
“Our Cartoon President” is, in my opinion, an awesome showcase of the software. There’s a real lively movement to these characters in a way that a lot of other cheaply animated shows can’t achieve.
If you’re intrigued by Character Animator, I encourage you to check out my Udemy course! I’ve got just 20 $10 Udemy coupons for the course here.
The first of many animation projects coming out! Will there be more of “Hangin’ With The Trumper?” Dunno, I got sick just making this one!
Quick Cuts In Adobe Photoshop Mix! I use this app on my iPhone to quickly select and mask out objects whenever I’m away from home, taking care of a lot of the drudge work that actually takes longer on my desktop Photoshop. Here I show you how I get parts of action figures and animals for my animations using Adobe Photoshop Mix.
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Hey out there! I’m so happy to present the trailer for the latest short film forthcoming from Primordial Creative studios! Featuring amazing voice acting from @ohthumbelina and featuring Bethany Brown and Peter Bugg in a jazzy office drama told in surreal stop motion animated form.
This was created through extensive use of Adobe Character Animator and Photoshop – check out my Udemy course showing how to incorporate photographs with motion capture animation!
Let me know what you think in the comments and if you’re so inclined, help support the making of quirky films like these at our Patreon!
San Diego Comic Con 2017! Motion Comics With Adobe Character Animator! How do these things connect? Because Adobe sent me to SDCC to present a panel on Motion Comics! Get a taste of the Primordial Creative Studios experience at Comic Con!
Here’s the trailer for The Innocence of Seduction, the film that caught Adobe’s attention:
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When I made “Innocence of Seduction” in 2016, it was a total labor of love- it combined my love of Golden Age comics weirdness, old timey radio dramas and a collage aesthetic, largely made possible because of Adobe’s Character Animator software. I posted the work on Adobe’s forum and by virtue of having a big fan on Character Animator’s development team, I was invited to take part in a “Motion Comics” panel at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con! The panel is at 1 P.M. on opening day, Thursday July 20th, but you can check out the short film Innocence of Seduction here…
…and my corresponding tutorials on how I made the film, and operate within Character Animator, are on my Udemy instructor site!
See you all at Comic-Con International!