Mixing Animation and Reality (Adobe Character Animator Tutorial)



Mixing animated characters on top of real footage can lead to some entertaining creative possibilities. I used this technique in a recent music video called Extraneous Lyrics – https://youtu.be/43ump5Zav68. In this tutorial, we’ll cover how to set up a walking, talking, guitar playing animated character in Character Animator using techniques like slow-motion recording and hand position swap sets. Then we’ll show how to link the performance to Premiere Pro or After Effects, using color correction, shadows, and motion tracking to connect the character to real footage in convincing ways.

0:53 Rigging and Recording a Musical Character
4:48 Editing and Compositing Basics
8:21 Walking and Motion Tracking

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Download Character Animator: https://www.adobe.com/products/character-animator.html
Download free example projects and puppets: http://adobe.com/go/chexamples (official adobe pack) and http://okaysamurai.com/puppets/ (okay samurai puppet pack)
Check out the official forums: https://adobe.com/go/chfeedback

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