The First Adobe Character Animator Show + A Udemy Coupon

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.


Hangin’ With The Trumper Episode 1!

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 Photoshop Mix App

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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Q+A short film trailer

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!

Motion Comics at San Diego Comic Con!

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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Adobe Character Animation Panel at San Diego Comic-Con International

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!




Walk Cycles In Adobe Character Animator – new Skillshare class!

It’s been a few months, but with the summer heat sweeping into Arizona I’m back in the lab cranking out tutorials – the first of which is Animating Walk Cycles in Adobe Character Animator!

JPEG image-388A994167A8-1.jpegThe walk cycle is one of the foundation principles of animation, and Adobe has recently added it to the arsenal of motion capture animation features of its Character Animator program. We’ll cover how to build our puppet in Photoshop, add walk behaviors, rig our puppet in Character Animator and create multiple kinds of motion.

Adobe Character Animator is a subprogram of After Effects, and it uses Adobe Photoshop to organize the file layers, so you’ll need those programs to get the full benefit of the class.

Sign up is here!