Adobe Character Animator

Version2019(as of 11/5/2019)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Main Features

  • Create animations based on user appearance and movements, puppet templates, or custom designs
  • Import Photoshop and Illustrator character designs
  • Edit animations with the timeline video editor
  • Learn how to use the program by watching the many tutorials included with the software

Software Overview

Screenshot of Adobe Character Animator 2019
Screenshot of Adobe Character Animator 2019

Adobe Character Animator is a program used to create 2D animated characters. The application allows you to animate yourself and your movements as illustrated characters, which are called "puppets." You can also animate puppet templates included with the software or import and animate puppet designs from Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Character Animator is included with Adobe Creative Cloud.

Character Animator provides a Characterizer tool, which captures your likeness as a puppet using your webcam and microphone and animates the puppet based on your movements. You can choose to live-stream your character performance or record it for other purposes, such as an animated series or cartoon in a video.

The program also enables you to create a character from one of the puppet templates included with the software or import a design from other formats, such as Adobe Photoshop .PSD or Adobe Illustrator .AI. When animating a character puppet, Character Animator provides a video timeline editor where you can animate the character in a scene by moving its parts into different poses and insert other characters, voiceovers, sound effects, music, and graphics. After you complete your animation, you can export it to various multimedia formats, including .MP4 video or as a sequence of .PNG images with a .WAV audio file.

Character Animator can be used for creating animations for fun and professional purposes. It offers an easy-to-use interface similar to other Adobe programs and includes helpful tutorials for beginners. But it also offers some cool advanced animation tools, which makes Adobe Character Animator an attractive option for both casual and advanced animators.

Primary File Type

chproj icon.CHPROJAdobe Character Animator Project

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.CHPROJAdobe Character Animator Project
.AIAdobe Illustrator File
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.PUPPETAdobe Character Animator Puppet File
.WAVWAVE Audio File
Updated 11/5/2019