Adobe Education
Educators and Professional Development Specialists

How to create character animations

Lesson Plan Published 9/25/17 Last updated on 6/12/18

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
CC License
Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
5 / 5 • 10 Ratings

Resources (5)

or Join for free to access materials

Comments (10)

Write a reply...
or Join for free to view all comments and participate in the discussion.

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