Illustrator+Character Animator+Video Presenter Express+ Adobe Portfolio = FUN!

Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 21, 2017

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A few weeks ago I talked about how one could make their Adobe Portfolio and Behance projects more interesting.

So I created a project using Adobe Illustrator and Character Animator featuring Winston from Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch.  I then created an explanation video using Adobe Video Presenter Express.  Finally I uploaded everything to Adobe Portfolio.

Final result.... a cool project utilizing several Adobe products all uploaded to my Adobe Portfolio site!

https://kennshinabery.myportfolio.com/adobe-character-animator-overwatchs-winston

If you have used Character Animator and/or Video Presenter Express share your links below!!!!

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LEGEND ,
Feb 22, 2017

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That is so cool. I love Character Animator. Only thing preventing me from using it is I don't have the ability to draw characters,

Well done!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 23, 2017

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Brad... you do not have to draw the best characters.  In fact, characters can be simple shapes.

Example

People cartoon characters Vector | Free Download

So if you can place circles or squares into Photoshop or Illustrator then you can create some characters.  Try it and let show me!

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LEGEND ,
Mar 23, 2017

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Thanks Ken, however, there is no way of getting around having to draw all the mouth and eye variations. No matter how basic the character is even if the character is just a straight line and nothing else you still have to be able to accurately draw all the mouth variations, etc.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 03, 2017

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Brad...

Okay Samurai is part of the Character Animator Team... and he has several videos on YouTube.  With those videos is a download link where you can get 10 or so of the puppets he created.  You are able to download those and utilize the mouths that he created on his puppets.  This will give you a start to creating the mouths.

You can also use his eyes too.

I looked up the mouths on Google and I kind of guessed while creating them.  The three main mouths to focus on is the L, F and O.  These seem to be the most different out of any mouth series.  The rest are easy to make as they are very similar to each other.

The thing is to play with it... have fun with it... and as you do you will learn how to do it on your own.

https://kennshinabery.myportfolio.com/adobe-tech-wednesday-lecture-adobe-character-animator

https://www.youtube.com/user/okaysamurai

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LEGEND ,
May 03, 2017

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Thanks Kenneth, I never thought of just taking the mouth assets from other demo puppets. Great tip.

Thanks again.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 03, 2017

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Download free example projects and puppets: https://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-6029 (official adobe pack) and http://okaysamurai.com/puppets/ (okay samurai puppet pack)

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New Here ,
May 11, 2017

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Very nice! It's helpful to me.

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