Adobe Character Animator 2021 is a character animation software that combines live motion-capture with a multi-track recording system to control layered 2D puppets drawn in Photoshop or Illustrator.
- Eye-opening animations. In eye-opening time.
Character Animator uses your expressions and movements to animate characters in real time. It’s so fast, you can livestream while you work to wow audiences every step of the way.
- Put your best face forward.
Your performance can bring a character to life. Using your webcam and microphone, Character Animator matches your expressions — from syncing lips to tracking eyes — to animate in real time.
- Create a character in seconds.
Turn any art into an animated character with your webcam, powered by Adobe Sensei AI. Import art from Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop or start with built-in character templates.
- Animations with legs — and arms and heads.
Control gestures like waving with your keyboard or MIDI device. Movements can be saved as triggers, so they’re easier to remember than key commands.
- Hollywood studios and online content creators use Character Animator to bring their characters to life in real time. It integrates seamlessly with other Adobe apps like Premiere Pro and After Effects.
- Character Animator is always getting better, with new features rolling out regularly. And with your membership, you get them as soon as we release them.
- Make your puppet come alive
- Now you can animate a Photoshop or Illustrator puppet with an audio file. With Speech-Aware Animation powered by Adobe Sensei, a simple voice track brings your character to live with corresponding movements and expressions.
- Animate character limbs naturally
Ground detection and the ability to pin limbs to the scene offer improved control. Make your character jump, dance, bend, squat and much more.
- Navigate the timeline more efficiently
Search your timeline for tracks and track items. Hide or isolate tracks, colorise takes and create groups for better organisation.
Copy and paste artboards
- More accurate lip sync
Improved Adobe Sensei machine-learning now has a deeper understanding of spoken words.