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Adobe Create and Character Animator at Adobe MAX

When the team behind Adobe Create magazine (formerly Adobe Inspire) started planning Create’s booth in the Community Pavilion this year, they had a few goals in mind. As with 2014, a primary goal was to give MAX attendees an opportunity to have a lot fun in a hands-on, creative way.

Our thoughts turned quickly to Character Animator, part of Adobe After Effects CC, which allows you to import an illustration from Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator and set it up to be animated in real time by your voice and facial expressions (via your computer’s microphone and camera). As the booth took shape, we came up with the idea of building individual recording stations, where MAX attendees could use Character Animator to create animated snippets to share on social media.

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Things got really interesting when the Adobe Social team suggested that we work with Adult Swim and some of their animated characters — which led us to Squidbillies.

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What happened next? Well, we worked hard. And we learned a lot — feedback received at the booth led directly to changes in Character Animator. And a good time was had by all.

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To read more about this collaboration (and watch a few of the animations that attendees made), see “Adobe MAX Has a Lot of Character” on Adobe Create.

Events, Illustration & Drawing, Motion Graphics & Animation

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  • By Stephen Richards - 1:02 PM on November 16, 2015  

    How do I get a job in creating animation with Adobe MAX? Can you please link me to the site where I can earn an official certificate in Adobe MAX animation?