Building A Puppet From Scratch – ARCHIVED (Adobe Character Animator Tutorial)

(Note: This is an older video, so some parts may be outdated in the latest release. See for a more recent getting started tutorial.)

Learn how to build a puppet in Photoshop from scratch and watch it come to life in Adobe Character Animator. This step-by-step guide shows how to create the head, eyes, nose, mouth, and body in a Photoshop PSD, and how to customize everything to get the quality of animation that you want. You’ll learn about when and why to mark something as “warp independently,” how head tracking and auto lip sync works, and why dragger and stick handles help you make bendable arms. You can follow these steps to make your own animated characters, or download the free example files to see how several complex characters were made.

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Download puppets: (Okay Samurai Puppets)
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