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How to create character animations

Lesson Plan Published 9/25/17 Last updated on 3/2/20

Adobe Character Animator CC is a character animation application that allows you to bring expressive characters to life using your own artwork. In this activity, students are introduced to the Character Animator workspaces and learn how to create a character, animate and refine a character, and how to export a project.

Age Levels
1+ Day
  • Adobe Character Animator CC
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Media Encorder CC
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Susan Mango Curtis

Posted on 2/17/20 10:15:52 PM Permalink

​Thanks this is good resource for learning

Andy Bonifacio

Posted on 2/12/20 1:19:41 AM Permalink

​Love this. Thank you!

Christina Zientek

Posted on 1/7/20 4:50:54 PM Permalink

​We're totally taking this to the next level. We're projecting the animations onto inanimate objects, and the results are HYSTERICAL. I *love* this product so much!!

Rick Henderson

Posted on 10/10/19 3:42:22 PM Permalink

I had a lot of fun with Character Animator when I took the Adobe Education Trainer course. Now I'm looking at using it for corporate training.​

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/21/19 11:53:38 PM Permalink

​Adobe can we have sort of VIDEOS series related to Adobe character animate CC if so then please provide link it will be very helpful along this excellent resource you shared

Sara Cubberley

Posted on 9/21/19 11:10:00 PM Permalink

​Interesting stuff! Would love to learn more about character animator.

Stefania Buzatu

Posted on 9/5/19 12:50:27 PM Permalink

​Amazing as always :)

Judy Durkin

Posted on 7/18/19 5:39:16 PM Permalink

​Fantastic stuff. Very useful. Thank you, Adobe!

Ma. Mercedes Buendia

Posted on 6/19/19 6:57:23 AM Permalink

new topic for my class. thanks for the materials!

Ma. Mercedes Buendia

Posted on 6/19/19 6:56:27 AM Permalink

​new topic for my class. thanks for the materials!

Jon Taft

Posted on 6/14/19 8:09:54 PM Permalink

​Thank you so much for posting this.

I am starting an animation class and I am having to drag along other secondary art teachers. This will help me build a database of activities for them to work from as the class "goes live" next school year.

Linda Donnell

Posted on 5/29/19 1:47:50 PM Permalink

​Interesting and very informative documents. Thanks for sharing!

Stephen Horvath

Posted on 5/24/19 3:47:10 PM Permalink


waqas naeem

Posted on 5/23/19 7:37:53 AM Permalink


Catherine Zhai

Posted on 5/22/19 9:43:40 PM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing, great resource.

Christina Zientek

Posted on 5/22/19 6:01:07 PM Permalink

​I love the handouts on this project! Thanks so much!

Shelley Brown

Posted on 5/22/19 12:40:14 PM Permalink

​Looks great, thank you!

Cortez William

Posted on 5/19/19 7:09:23 AM Permalink

This is an enjoyable program that multimedia students will like very much especially the graphics artist.​

Lisa Klifunis

Posted on 5/11/19 6:33:56 AM Permalink

​Such a fun program! Great to have detailed, supportive resources

Ali Imam Reza

Posted on 3/20/19 3:24:55 PM Permalink

​wonderful! thanks you

Stephen Horvath

Posted on 3/14/19 4:10:46 PM Permalink

This is great. Thanks!​

Paul Cifone

Posted on 3/14/19 3:36:20 AM Permalink

So very helpful...thanks heaps!!​

Jonathan Doyle

Posted on 3/13/19 10:18:39 PM Permalink

​This is really great. Thank you!

Susan Mango Curtis

Posted on 3/13/19 6:25:58 PM Permalink

​Thanks, next quarter I'll create a weekly workshop on Character Animator CC

To cool.


Christopher Kuchyt

Posted on 3/13/19 1:51:58 PM Permalink

Can students use their iPads to create these projects or are these programs

  • Adobe Character Animator CC
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC

only available on desktops?​

James Tyler

Posted on 2/1/19 10:35:00 AM Permalink

​Just what I needed, thank you Adobe!

Ashley Stroud

Posted on 1/22/18 6:36:06 AM Permalink

​Thank you!

William Oesch

Posted on 12/27/17 9:35:24 PM Permalink

​These are great resources., Thank you. My students are gearing up to move into Character Animator and this will be a great starting point.

Adobe Education

Posted on 12/29/17 4:20:52 PM Permalink

Great to hear William! Please share how it went with your students and how/if we can improve these resources!

​The AEE Team