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Adobe Character Animator

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Adobe Character Animator CC is a motion capture and animation tool that gives everyone an accessible solution for intuitive 2D character animation, live animation, and easy character sharing and publishing.

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Adobe Character Animator review by Billy E.
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"Very Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

The Ease of use, the adobe Character animate CC is effortless to use, especially when compared to the other leading software build for animation by Adobe, the Adobe Animate CC which can get complicated when coming to big projects. There are many builds in rigs for you to work with and in case you need more, there are tools to design characters, the rigging options are outstanding, easy create puppet pins and animate them. The facial animations are easy here with the software where you can define your mouth, eyes and all with rigging and then use the webcam to capture facial animation and then apply them to the character; it's a time saver cause that animation can take hours of work if you're doing with puppet pins.

What do you dislike?

the cost of the software is way more than the options available in it, and I don't think its worth it unless you buy the whole adobe creative cloud suite. the animation options are limited too when compared with animate CC.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great software to create great character animations in limited time and with ease, but its not the software for high end animations, if you need to get animations like the movies or high end games, go for software like animate CC or Toon Boom Harmony

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adobe Character Animate CC is a software designed by Adobe corp for easily create character animations.

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Adobe Character Animator review by Stephen S.
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"Great program, still some work to do"

What do you like best?

I love the facial tracking to control the facial expressions of your characters. It's extremely convenient and adds so much life to the characters as well!

What do you dislike?

The workflow is a bit clunky and it doesn't feel like an Adobe program. This isn't a huge problem, but for a program that works with multiple other Adobe programs like Photoshop and AfterEffects, you'd think the way it works would be similar in simplicity and layout to other Adobe software but this just isn't the case.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely be sure to take advantage of all the tutorial videos that Adobe puts out and new feature videos. They are extremely helpful in getting started and learning what you can do with this program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For me, this program allows me to add life to our team's mascot in a lot of ways that we never really thought of before. For example, our first use of Character Animator was to promote our 50-50 raffle.

What Animation solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Adobe Character Animator review by Brent C.
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"Powerful Character Animator all on your desktop!"

What do you like best?

Adobe continues to push the edge with all of the creative software components. As I've recently began working more with character animations for our marketing team, I've been very impressed with the Adobe Character Animator CC program. The improved 'behavior management' allows for workflows to give bring your characters to life. Also, as with new updates of other Adobe CC programs, the 'keyboard' shortcut editor helps to quickly access the necessary tools for efficient character design.

What do you dislike?

Each of Adobe's programs have powerful tools and applications that are geared to those with graphic design backgrounds. From someone who is 'self-taught', there are tutorials available online, but it would be nice if there was more assistance included in each software program. Without experience, it can take several months to just have a basic understanding of this program before being able to create any projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is quite a bit of competition when it comes to Animation software. For mid-size companies or non-profits, I encourage you to take a look at Adobe's Character Animator software. Their powerful tools, consistent updates, various workspaces, in-app puppet templates, and dedicated customer service will surely be great tools to take your creative projects to the next level! This might also lead you to try out some of their other great programs in the Adobe Creative Cloud!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

During the last several years, I've been able learn more about individual programs in Adobe's Creative Cloud. Each of these has allowed for us to add new dimensions and design to our marketing and promotional materials we utilize for a small non-profit. The Character Animator has allowed us to create powerful, impactful designs which attract and engage our donors and focuses their attention on specific campaigns. Adobe's software allow us to stand out in a crowded space!!

Adobe Character Animator review by Eric P.
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"One of the best"

What do you like best?

this is one of the best tools out there to create animating characters. there is always the build in animation tools in after effects but they come no close to this one. the animation options and build in puppet tool are just too good for comparison. the rigging tools are great and bring characters to life. the puppet tool contains a lot of templates such as walk cycles to make the animation process much easier. the product is a part of the creative cloud suite to there are several advantages of it. first of all the programs integrate well with others, for example its very easy to create animations in character animation and export it to premiere pro for further scene editing. the process is just smooth and gives the artist a lot of freedom

What do you dislike?

the pricing isn't cheap for a regular designer or creative artist and to work well you need all the creative cloud suite which costs a hand and a leg.

Recommendations to others considering the product

this is a great tool if you're looking for sleek animations as well as for building mobile applications and such. but if you're buying it just for creating one or two projects then the pricing doesn't worth it cause there are several cheap alternatives available out there. anyways it's up to you. there is always free trial available for you to try from Adobe so take that opportunity to try the product before purchasing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

this is one of the best tools in the market to create character animations

Adobe Character Animator review by Lupercio P.
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"Ones the betters software to animate my own characters"

What do you like best?

It offers the best features to animate your characters in the shortest possible time.

You can use it without After Effects and use tools to automatically create walk and lip sync cycles.

It allows you to control animated characters with a webcam and the coolest thing is that you can simulate a live animated figure that mimics your facial expressions and movements of the head, eyes and lips.

What do you dislike?

I think it can improve some details of performance and usability, like puppets since they are a bit tedious when it comes to setting them up, for someone who is not familiar with adobe software it will be difficult to start.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Adobe is closer to a full-featured animation package. I think it is a great product and can become the best, just taking care of details of resources and greater compatibility with other software of the same category.

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Puedes animar rápidamente cualquier personaje que tengas en mente, y ayudarte con la sincronización, muy intuitivo si conoces la suite adobe

Adobe Character Animator review by Zohaib A.
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"An interactive way to animate your designed characters"

What do you like best?

This is by far the best adobe application we have used so far! It has everything you'd want to animate the characters we design in Illustrator. It has a great motion capture system integrated right into the application that works through our webcam so it's really easy for us to make how-to videos using our real mocap data which then translates to a realism of sorts in the character on the screen. We've never been more impressed by an application and nothing so far can compare to what this can do for us. So great job adobe team!

These are the thing we tend to like doing in Character Animator:

1. Mocap our face and then animate the characters with it

2. Set up individual triggers

3. Do live chats and hangouts with our partners and potential customers

What do you dislike?

You'd be out of your mind if you don't like this app, this is the best one so far!

Recommendations to others considering the product

We recommend this to artists who do lives on twitch or youtube, try this new way to interact with your audience and you'll never go back!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This helps us to motion capture and use it on the character that we then use to make videos about how-to use to our products. It's been really fun!

Adobe Character Animator review by User in Animation
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"Adobe Character Animator"

What do you like best?

I love it's simplicity! If you're a pro at Photoshop, this will be helpful for you. Make sure to watch the Tutorials though or you might get stumped. They also come with templates so in case you're stuck and unsure what to do, they're helpful to look at. Don't expect Disney quality animation at the beginning, but know this is definitely a dumb-down version of animation. Easy for people who are wanting to learn animation, and possibly build their own YouTube channel.

What do you dislike?

Arms are a little wonky when working with them (especially the hands).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have patience, once you get the hang of it it becomes easier. :) I'm sure in two years or so the program will be even better with more added effects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having to look through video tutorials is greatly beneficial, and helps me learn more about layer properties.

Adobe Character Animator review by User
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"Simple, easy, animation for any skill level"

What do you like best?

This product uses facial recognition to animate the characters face which helps captivate the audience and engage in an informative video. You can control multiple layers for different facial features such as eyes, nose, eyebrows, mouth etc. The facial recognition will animate the character based on your expressed emotion and physical movement as well as sound. It records your voice or you can do voice over later.

What do you dislike?

There are many layers to the animation so it may be difficult for first time users but practice will help.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth the cost if you plan to create animation. It is the simplest, easiest way to create 2D animated videos.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can create instructional / informative videos that explain things without filming real people yet you can engage the audience just as much or more.

Adobe Character Animator review by User in Writing and Editing
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"Making your Characters Come to Life"

What do you like best?

Character Animator is the fruit of Adobe's interest in 3d and animations for web and digital applications. It takes some learning but the process is sequential and there are many resources to produce animations.

What do you dislike?

The difficulty of making a puppet on your own and to enable attributes. They may go hand-in-hand, but are still sticking points.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Film yourself to learn how bodies move. Buy it as part of Creative Cloud and it is not expensive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

How to give ads and promotion that added value in interest

Putting your message in motion--

and giving it a fresh look.

Adobe Character Animator review by User
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"Animate your future"

What do you like best?

Adobe Character Animator initially has a small learning curve and simple to use for basic animations. The interface design and appearance is synonymous with Adobe's other products.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike if you enjoy creating and trying out new things. It has a degree of complexity as you begin to create more detailed animations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At the moment we are not utilizing Adobe Character Animator for any specific business problems but it could come in handy for business lines targeting younger demographic.

Adobe Character Animator review by User
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"Amazing live tool"

What do you like best?

Making the animation real time with the camera is the most amazing thing i ever see this is something to help us and make everything easy

What do you dislike?

So far i think is ok maybe a 3d integretion in the future like fuse or a merge of those 2 software will be awesome

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Waste of time, this tool help to make everything easy and fast thats the most important in my workflow

Adobe Character Animator review by Isaac C.
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"you can do almost the same with after effects"

What do you like best?

it's more focus on 2d character animation, you have especific tools, and it's really good to make a long videos where you need some character animation.

What do you dislike?

in fact you can do almost the same in Adobe After Effects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a really especific software for whom are working in a especific character animation in 2D

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If you are doing a serie or something like that it's your software, if not, use after effects.

Adobe Character Animator review by Jeff D.
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"Animate Characters with ease!"

What do you like best?

This software is one of my favorite things to do professional and for fun! Import a character, talk into your camera and you are rolling

What do you dislike?

Sometimes hard to import characters with the right settings.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Animate a pre-built character for training videos.

Adobe Character Animator review by User
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"A tool that simplify everything"

What do you like best?

The way of customization i think in the future is going to be easy to do animation is a tool that i understand is on beta but hope to get a great update

What do you dislike?

Still on beta version and we dont know if in the future we have more custom tools i want to make monsters faces been able to do just everything

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The time and the efford is less than other tools

Adobe Character Animator review by Tihara E.
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"Excellent"

What do you like best?

Rigging characters is easy and they move super well.

What do you dislike?

The timeline could be a little easier to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

An easier method of animating compared to Flash

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