Adobe Celebrates Animators at CTN Animation Expo

by Molly Thompson

posted on 11-16-2018

Last month, Adobe announced its commitment to animators in a big way. We rolled out a new strategy dedicated to improving workflows and creating better animation tools. We’re excited to continue developing relationships with the animation community and deepening our investment in the future of the industry at this Fall’s CTN Animation Expo, the biggest conference for animators in the country.

Committed to animators

Adobe has been in the animation business for more than 25 years, and we’ve seen firsthand how the artform has evolved and innovated. Now, animators are delivering more content in less time on completely new platforms, and we have been working side-by-side with many to develop tools that meet the needs of today and look ahead to the needs of tomorrow.

Adobe is dedicated to delivering a toolset that offers animators creative flexibility and time-saving features, all within one connected workflow. With powerful Adobe Sensei-driven innovations, like the Characterizer tool and Face-Tracking features, users can now create unprecedented performance-based animation in real time with Adobe Character Animator CC. We’ve seen these technologies used by the creators of Our Cartoon President and Nickelodeon’s Loud House and Teenage Mutant Turtles and we’re excited to see them continue to evolve.

We’re also giving our users tighter integration across our Creative Cloud animation tools to provide maximum efficiency. From conventional frame-by-frame or keyframe animation workflows in Photoshop CC and Animate CC to advanced compositing tools found in After Effects CC, our goal is to make work easier, faster, and smarter so animators can focus on unleashing their creativity more than ever before.

To find out more about these tools, check out the new Video Animation page for more information. quality=6&autoplay=true&hidetitle=true

Headed to CTN Animation Expo? Come see Adobe Animation in action.

See the latest in Adobe’s new approach to animation during a product demo session with Dave Werner, also known as Okay Samurai, on Friday, November 16 starting at 7:45 p.m. in the Silent Theater.

You can also join animators from Archer, Renegade Animation, and Zookeeper as they discuss what’s new in the art, science, and business of animation. They’ll offer insight on how new AI-powered technology, like that found in Character Animator, and industry-standard technology, like After Effects and Animate, make it easier than ever to turn your creative vision into reality. For more details, visit Aspiring to the Expert – The New Art Science and Business of Animation! or come by on Sunday, November 18 at 10:15am in Theater 1.

And don’t forget, Adobe wants to meet you! Come talk with the Adobe product team as we showcase how Creative Cloud animation tools, such as Animate, Character Animator, After Effects, and Photoshop, help animators take their videos to the next level at the Adobe Booth in Live Studio (LS-03). Pick up some Adobe swag while you’re there.

Not at CTN? No sweat! Follow the Adobe After Effects page to check out what’s happening at the show.

Topics: Creativity, Video & Audio

Products: After Effects, Photoshop, Creative Cloud