Complete Animation Workflow (Adobe Character Animator Tutorial)



From writing a script to animating keyframes, this longform tutorial goes deep into every stage of the process for creating an animated “explainer” style video with a cartoon narrator character. So this is a behind the scenes look at how I created the recent “Game Subscriptions Are the Future” video ( https://youtu.be/rzzXqKTC5bI ). We’ll record and edit the audio in Audition, build our character in Photoshop, rig and animate him in Character Animator, and finally composite everything together in After Effects.

Sections:
0:00 Intro
1:00 Part 1: Writing & Recording the Script
12:26 Part 2: Creating Your Character
26:46 Part 3: Rigging for Animation
50:21 Part 4: Performance Recording & Editing
1:23:27 Part 5: Supplemental Asset Creation
1:27:08 Part 6: Compositing in After Effects
1:34:23 Part 7: Animating in After Effects
1:48:10 Part 8: Render & Review
1:53:25 Outro

Links:
Narrator Dave puppet: https://okaysamurai.com/puppets/
Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCht8qITGkBvXKsR1Byln-wA
Arm IK Tutorial: https://youtu.be/9xdHjcIeg8I
Advanced Rigging: Leeta: https://youtu.be/ezGbFqmyPG4
The Noun Project: https://thenounproject.com/

Download Character Animator: https://www.adobe.com/products/character-animator.html
Get free puppets: http://adobe.com/go/chexamples (official adobe puppets) / http://okaysamurai.com/puppets/ (okay samurai puppet pack)
Check out the official forums: https://adobe.com/go/chfeedback
Share your creations on social media with #CharacterAnimator!

Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=okaysamurai
Twitter: https://twitter.com/okaysamurai
Website: http://okaysamurai.com

Music:
Come Home by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp
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Flying High by FREDJI https://soundcloud.com/fredjimusic
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Adventures by A Himitsu https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFwu-j5-xNJml2FtTrrB3A
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Music released by Argofox https://youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQE
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Buddha by Kontekst https://soundcloud.com/kontekstmusic
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Cold Funk – Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Duration: 01:54:01

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