I am using Adobe Character Animator for the first time and I got some questions.
How can I properly separate body parts so they don't move other areas?
How can I grab different body parts so that I can move them?
How can I add and delete things from the hand of the character?
Check out this short video below with the problems I got.
There are some good intro videos around that are probably worth going through. One I did is here: https://extra-ordinary.tv/2018/10/22/project-wookie-a-beginner-youtube-playlist/ which shows every step I did. Its a few years old now so does not use the latest features, it shows EVERYTHING, so fast forwarding at times is recommended, but it has a series of episodes showing different steps I took.
Some of your questions (it can be helpful to list them here as I might forget some from the video sorry):
Note: I avoid independence unless required. I think people over use it. It is important and necessary sometimes, but for this puppet I think will could look better with the arm being dependent (no crown) and using sticks to control where the flexing and bending occurs.
I hope that gets you some progress. But I would read through more of the Adobe tutorials etc too - lots of good advice there that I cannot fit into a forum post response.
Good video series