Character Animator lets you animate two-dimensional characters, created in Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC applications. Take their movements and record your voice using a web-camera and microphone. Character Animator tracks your facial expressions and movements in real time, and your smile is transmitted character
Create your character from scratch in Illustrator or Photoshop, or use the built-in templates in the appendix Character Animator.
Turn dimensional graphics into animated characters using captured on webcam own movements and facial expressions.
Manage the movements of the puppets, adding and deleting gestures such as turning the head or automatic flashing.
Export flows interactive animations for broadcast.
Main features of Adobe Character Animator:
Creating a multi-layered graphic for the character. With the help of Photoshop or Illustrator to create a multi-layer document representing the structural elements of the character (the head, eyes, mouth, hands, feet, etc.). If you have already created a character, proceed to the next section to learn how to import a graphic object in a Character Animator.
Create puppets. The Character Animator, select File> Import, select the file to the graphic. The selected graphic object is imported from its presentation layer creates the puppets, which is displayed on the panel "Project" Structure of the graphical object in Photoshop or Illustrator document defines the structure of the puppets in the Character Animator. Some features puppets, you can switch between different options or substitutions (eg, different expressions for the character's mouth may be separate layers in the document). You can create a custom structure puppets equipment, including replacement, Character Animator. Original graphic no need to change.
Placing the puppets in a scene. Select a puppet on the "Project" panel, click Add a new scene to put it into a new scene. The scene opens automatically on the "Scene" panel, and has just added a puppet is selected on the panel "Timeline." The scene contains puppets. When the scene opens on the panel, "Scene", you can set the initial location of the puppets on stage, and then animate them over time.
puppet Management. Look at the character on the panel, "Scene", move your face at a comfortable distance from the webcam (but that it appears large enough in a circle on the panel "The camera and microphone"), take a neutral facial expression, and then click Set resting pose. The face will appear red track point. If the puppet had layers of special names (eg, "Head", "Left Eye", "mouth", etc.), it can be controlled, depicting different facial expressions in front of a webcam. If the foot puppets have guides with special names, they can be dragged with the mouse. Puppet has behaviors, functions that allow you to control its movement, deformation, appearance and other atributami.Dlya some elements of behavior using external controls, such as a webcam or input from an audio or mouse. These elements allow you to control the behavior of the expressiveness of the static graphic object.
Setting the parameters of behavior. If you want to prevent scaling or rotation of the head of the character, reduce the intensity of the parameter values in head position and intensity of the zoom head for the behavior of the person in the Properties pane. Try to move the character closer to the center of the stage, increasing the value of the parameter X position for the behavior changes. Hold down the Shift key, changing a value in scrolling mode to increase the increment. Most of the elements of behavior are parameters that allow you to customize the results. The original puppet (its basic definition) is represented on the panel "project" and display its items in the scene. The parameter values for the original puppets used by default for all instances, but they can be overridden for each of them individually.
Requirements: macOS 10.11 or later
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