Start animating today with Adobe Character Animator’s new Puppet Maker

Illustration of the puppets created using Adobe Character Animator.

Getting started with Adobe Character Animator has never been easier. The new Puppet Maker allows everyone to create their own custom characters with just a few clicks. The new Transcript-based Lip Sync produces more accurate lip sync. Try them both today.

With Puppet Maker you can create a unique puppet and start animating your own project in minutes. Select from a variety of character styles and then customize hair, skin tones, accessories, and more. Your unique puppet can then be animated.

Fun, fast, diverse character creation for everyone. No need to be an expert Photoshop or Illustrator user to create a puppet. Get started now and learn rigging skills later. Choose from a variety of character styles, then use the simple interface to customize and see your character react to your movements and voice in real time.

Puppet Maker comes with eleven built-in styles and you can easily add more. Puppet Maker styles are .maker files, and available from Adobe and third-party puppet sellers. Puppet Maker styles range from traditional characters to the abstract and beyond. These new styles were created by amazing animators: Motion Sickness, Jon & Emily Watts, Shmideo, Keith Negley, and Kevin McMahon.

Today you can also find three additional new character styles on the Puppet Maker page. Check out Rampy and Jump Kid created by Konee Rok. These unique styles use Cycle Layers to add motion to the styles. Okay Samurai brings us Puppetbot, a flamethrowing robot.

In addition to Puppet Maker, English-only Transcript-based Lip Sync is also available today. Thanks to Adobe Research and Adobe Sensei, it lets creators use transcripts to produce their character’s lip sync with more accurate results and mouth shapes. Character Animator analyzes the audio and, using the associated transcript text, produces more accurate lip sync. If you need to make corrections to the transcript, update the text in the Transcript text area, and then choose the Compute Lip Sync Take from Audio and Transcript command again. Consider using Speech to Text from Premiere Pro to generate captions (SRT) for the transcript or simply create your own transcript.

Whether you are creating a social media post, an explainer video, or having fun with your students, you can get started animating today with Puppet Maker and Transcript-based Lip Sync.