.MAKER File Extension

Adobe Character Animator Puppet Maker Template

Developer Adobe Systems
3.0  |  2 Votes

What is a MAKER file?

A MAKER file contains a puppet (a character or object) template created by Adobe Character Animator, an application used to animate illustrated characters. It stores a graphic in the Character Animator Puppet format, which includes layers for each part that comprises a puppet and any applied animation behaviors. Character Animator users create .PUPPET files from MAKER files so they do not have to start from scratch.

More Information

Screenshot of a .maker file in Adobe Character Animator 2023
MAKER file open in Adobe Character Animator 2023

Character Animator is an Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) application for animating characters based on your movements and voice. MAKER templates are packaged with the software. You can find MAKER template files in the following location in macOS:

Macintosh HD/​Applications/​Adobe Character Animator [version]/​Adobe Character Animator [version]/​Contents/​Resources/​puppetmaker

In Character Animator, you can view puppet templates by selecting File → Open Puppet Maker....

How to open a MAKER file

You can only open a MAKER file with Adobe Character Animator in Windows and macOS. To open a MAKER file, select File → Import....

How to convert a MAKER file

Character Animator can convert MAKER files to several file types, including the following formats:

  • .PUPPET - Adobe Character Animator Puppet
  • .MP4 - MPEG-4 Video
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .CHPROJ - Adobe Character Animator Project
Open over 400 file formats with File Viewer Plus.Free Download

Programs that open MAKER files


Verified by FileInfo.com

The FileInfo.com team has independently researched the Adobe Character Animator Puppet Maker Template file format and Mac and Windows apps listed on this page. Our goal is 100% accuracy and we only publish information about file types that we have verified.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.