Adobe Character Animator Studio Hands-On Intensive
What You'll Learn
Want to bring animated characters to life? Got an idea for a cartoon? With Adobe's Character Animator CC it has never been easier. This powerful software takes puppets you create in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator and allows you to quickly rig and animate them. Utilize audio and facial capture technology to capture a performance and make fast work of normally laborious and tedious dialogue animation. This one-day, hands-on class will cover everything you need to start creating and animating your own characters!
What you'll learn:
- How to create or customize a puppet file from Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.
- How to rig and animate a character.
- Use the camera and microphone to capture a live performance.
- Use pre recorded audio to animate dialogue.
- Use behaviors and triggers to add life to your character.
- Round-trip your character to Adobe After Effects and Premiere to finish your scene or add effects.
This is a hands-on class where you'll "learn by doing". Therefore you'll need a computer. If you need any particular software installed, that will be detailed below. Not all programs require special software so if there isn't any detailed listed below you will only need a computer with a up-to-date web browser. We always recommend that if you have one, that you bring your own computer if at all possible. However, if you need one, we have several Apple iMac workstations with all the necessary software that are available by reservation for only $20 per day. You can reserve a computer rental using this form but you must complete your registration first. In most cases, the class will be taught with the Macintosh version of the software but generally the only difference between the Mac and Windows version is the keyboard shortcuts, using the Command key on Mac and the Control key on Windows.
If you would like to take your class work and sample projects home, please be sure to bring a Mac compatible portable drive with 4GB of free space.
Adobe Creative Cloud
This class will be presented from the latest version of the Adobe Creative Cloud. If you are using your own computer for the class, it is important that you have the latest version installed! Adobe offers a free 7-day trial of the Creative Cloud.
Who Should Take This
Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop would be very useful but not strictly necessary.
Presented By Michael Scalisi
Mike Scalisi of Pixel Mill Studios is a skilled editor, director and motion graphics artist with over 8 years of professional experience creating everything from corporate videos to broadcast television series to feature length documentaries. In 2009 he worked as an editor and motion graphics artist on the Academy Award winning documentary "The Cove" which was produced right here in Boulder. Mike works daily with Adobe creative apps such as After Effects , Photoshop, and Premiere as well as Apple's Final Cut Studio to create visually stunning videos for local and international clients.
BDA Members: $259.00