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If you are just starting out and want to experiment with Adobe Character Animator, there are a TON of FREE puppets and resources to help you learn and master this exciting new software!

Free Dudley - A FREE puppet for Adobe Character Animator
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FREE DUDLEY

Free Dudley is our own famous freebie here at ElectroPuppet. You may have seen him on the Adobe Character Animator ‘More Puppets’ page. Free Dudley will synch to your voice (live or prerecorded) as well as mirror your smile, surprised look  and head position.

And that’s not all. Free Dudley comes with a number of trigger keys. Hit the ‘Q’ key and he’ll look quizzical. Hit ‘W’ and he’ll look worried. ‘A’ makes him angry, ‘S’ surprised. ‘B’ will make him blink, or hit ‘N’ to make him wink.

Dudley also comes with a whole set of actions. Press a number and he can shrug, point, gesture or have an idea. If you press the left or right arrow keys, Free Dudley will take a walk!

And don’t worry about remembering all the trigger keys, we’ve included a trigger sheet for quick reference.

To get Free Dudley, all you have to do is subscribe to our newsletter ‘ElectroBuzz’ and we’ll email you a link straight away! So what are you waiting for!?!


Animation has never been so easy!

Another great place for FREE adobe Character Animator Puppets is Dave Werner’s site ‘Okay Samurai‘.

Dave, a senior developer at Adobe, makes fantastic tutorials as well as making available a library of free puppets you can download and experiment with right away! Here are 25 free puppets you can download right now;

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Consoles

Includes 4 robots, a background, and title and credit screens.

Adobe Character Animator Free Puppets

Willy

Expressive bearded character with tons of triggers: arms, pupils, lids, eyebrows, and mouth.

Adobe Character Animator Free Puppets

Heller

Simple vector-based kid with physics hair and triggered pupils / eyelids / poses. Also includes a background image.

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Little Lamby

A photographed stuffed animal turned into a simple puppet with a few replay poses.

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Eliza

Watercolor character with simple and three view walking animations.

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Linden

Standing and walking versions of a guitar playing kid.

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Sirr

Camping monster with dynamic expressions and a burning marshmallow.

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Narrator Dave

Narrator style character with parallax, eye and mouth triggers and physics hair.

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Leeta

Papercraft style character with face parallax, physics hair system and clipping mask.

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Red Monster Live

Used in the Red Monster Live Broadcast. This complex puppet has automatic camera changes, overlay graphics and several animations.

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Clay

Stop-motion inspired character made from modelling clay.

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Wilk

Green Monster with head turns and a fire breathing animation. A good Adobe Illustrator example (but a PSD sample is included as well).

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Martin

A guitar playing character.

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Evans

Insanely complicated robot with walk cycle, secondary head, weapon hands, blend modes and more. Featured in Dave's fantastic interactive show  'Evan Flamethrower: Robot Detective'

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Chief

Robot authority figure with a waveform mouth and triggered moustache. Featured in Dave's fantastic interactive show 'Evan Flamethrower: Robot Detective'

Mr atm

Mr. ATM

Bank machine with a single head group and triggered pupil changes. Featured in Dave's fantastic interactive show  'Evan Flamethrower: Robot Detective'

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Hackbot

Pivoting nutcracker jaw robot. Featured in Dave's fantastic interactive show 'Evan Flamethrower: Robot Detective'

Suzanne X3

Female robot with hand swaps and a triggered body screen. Featured in Dave's fantastic interactive show  'Evan Flamethrower: Robot Detective'

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Cassandra

Great example of hair physics. Cassandra has multiple strands of independent dangle hair and a separate background hair group.

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Kaufman

Walking monster with three views.

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Ramirez

Short blue monster with head turns and tie dangle.

Shmarflop Free Puppet Okay Samurai

Shmarflop

Draggable with three eyes and dangling tentacles.

Fury Free Puppet Okay Samurai

Fury

Simple human character with Photoshop and Illustrator versions.

Crimson free puppet Okay Samurai

Crimson

Superhero with dangling hair and cape as well as fire powers with lighting effects.

Almasol Free Puppet Okay Samurai

Almasol

Expressive monster talk show host character with a shadow, happy/sad mouth swap set, and subtle nutcracker jaw.


Free Body tracker puppets !!

Adobe recently launched full body tracking. While we prefer to control puppets with replays and triggers, full body tracking is an interesting alternative to create an animated performance. Here are several full body puppet rigs you can download and experiment with now;

Simons

Simons the Fox

Cheerful Fox character with full body tracking and expressive triggers.

Aiko

Aiko & Taro

Female and male anime characters with full body tracking enabled.

Ruby

Ruby & Nina

Stylized female characters with body tracking as well as body turning. Try turning your body left and right to see them rotate.

Keiko

Keiko

Female and male anime characters with full body tracking enabled.

Baker

Baker

Full body character with an animated cycle layers pencil outline drawn in Adobe Fresco. Test out walking and dancing.


More free puppets for your mad animation experiments!

Still not satisfied! Another great place to grab free puppets is the Adobe website, where a new FREE puppet is released every month! Here are some for you to consider;

Meeb

Meeb

Whimsical real life puppet turned into a 2D puppet. Created by Keith Lovik.

Ricky

Ricky

Sports fan with megaphone, tee shirt cannon and signs. Created by Renegade Animation.

Adobe Character Animator Free Puppets

Jet

Goth themed character with walking that can be changed into a girl or boy via triggers. Created by Emily Watts.

Adobe Character Animator Free Puppets

Aerial Al

Drone flying character sitting on a park bench. Created by Konee Rok.

Adobe Character Animator Free Puppets

Sports Team

Four sports mascot characters with head parallax and unique triggers. Created by Kevin McMahon.

Adobe Character Animator Free Puppets

Steve

Physical puppet alien with head turns, a unique layer picker mouth, and flashing button triggers. Created by Dovid Taub.

Adobe Character Animator Free Puppets

Movie Puppets

Retro animated versions of Sodapop, Popcorn, Ticket, and Candy. Created by Renegade Animation.

Adobe Character Animator Free Puppets

Seasonal Backgrounds

Spring, summer, autumn & winter backgrounds with several animated and triggerable elements. Created by Dovid Taub.

Adobe Character Animator Free Puppets

Alex

Game playing character with expressive moves and triggers. Created by Renegade Animation.

Adobe Character Animator Free Puppets

Sam

Superhero girl with dangling cape and walk behavior. Created by Renegade Animation.

Schizzler

Schizzler

Vector samurai with subtle head turns and expressive mouth/chin movement.

Drumbot

Drumbot

Drumming robot that plays sound effects when he hits parts of the drumset.

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Steve

Vector samurai with subtle head turns and expressive mouth/chin movement. Created by Kevin McMahon.

Blank

Blank

Simple human character template with Photoshop and Illustrator versions.

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Barbarasaurus

Clay sculpted dinosaur newscaster with triggered graphics and news crawls. Created by Dovid Taub.

Dojo Joe free puppet

Dojo Joe

Dojo instructor with draggable hands, and cycle layers fire. Created by Kevin McMahon.

Foxie

Low-poly fox with cycle-based head turns, walking, and background. Created by Emily Watts.

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Bunnie

Low-poly bunny with cycle-based head turns, walking, and background. Created by Emily Watts.

Maddy

Maddie

Stop motion style character with 3-view walk and dangle. Created by Athena Studios.

Bluster

Bluster

Vector snowman with head parallax and snowy background.

Wag

Wag the Kat

Cute cat with cycle layers tail and nutcracker jaw. Created by Kevin McMahon.

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Goldilocks

Girl with physics hair system. Created by Kevin McMahon.

Gene

Electro Gene

Guy with multiple draggable handles, dangle hoodie strings, key triggers & cycle layers electricity.

Pinkie

Pinky Bear

Simple bear with nutcracker jaw and draggable hands. Created by Kevin McMahon.

Mark

Mark

Key trigger enabled character.

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Responsive bird with motion trigger, head turns, and cycle layers wing flaps.

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Krognar

Vector viking with breathe, rotation dial arms, and cycle layers axe spins. Created by Zookeeper.

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Hummingbird

Responsive bird with motion trigger, head turns, and cycle layers wing flaps.

And there you have it –  over 60 free Adobe Character Animator puppets that you can download and start animating with, right away! So no excuses 🙂

— And after you become familiar with the software, be sure to stop by ElectroPuppet and check out the store. Our digital puppets are more advanced than anything you’ll find for free. Our puppets have a range of features like additional expressions, actions, outfits, accessories and props.

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