Last week, Adobe unveiled a video previewing their Character Animator and the software looks unreal! Posed to be a part of the Adobe CC suite, the application is sure to be a game-changer for 2D animators; helping downsize work time and allowing for playtime in front of the facial recognition software that animates characters in real time.
Using advanced face tracking, the application synchs the movements of the human face with that of any character created in Photoshop or Illustrator. When you speak, your character speaks. When you blink, so does your character. By naming image layers according to Character Animator conventions, the software captures your facial movements and animates that of your characters simultaneously. Simple movements can be controlled via your mouse.
Don’t believe us – have a look:
Though, it is still in its preview phase, we’re uber impressed and can’t wait to play with the final product.
You can also check out the After Effects blog to learn more about the features set to be a part of Character Animator.