45 FREE PUPPET TEMPLATES
FOR ADOBE CHARACTER ANIMATOR!!

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

Free Dudley - A FREE puppet for Adobe Character Animator
As featured on Adobe

FREE DUDLEY

Free Dudley is our own freebie here at ElectroPuppet. You may have seen him on the Adobe Character Animator ‘More Puppets’ page. Free Dudley is from the ‘Walk & Talk’ series of puppets. He 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 a few;

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Consoles

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

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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.

Narr Dave

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.


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;

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.

Blank

Blank

Simple human character with Photoshop and Illustrator versions.

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Barbarasaurus

Clay sculpted dinosaur newscaster with triggered graphics and news crawls.

Dojo Joe free puppet

Flaco

Key trigger enabled character.

Foxie

Low-poly fox with cycle-based head turns, walking, and background.

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Bunnie

Low-poly bunny with cycle-based head turns, walking, and background.

Maddy

Maddie

Stop motion style character with 3-view walk and dangle.

Tull

Tull

Cartoon cat with tons of face expressions and arm gestures.

Wag

Wag the Kat

Cute cat with cycle layers tail and nutcracker jaw.

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Goldilocks

Girl with physics hair system.

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.

Mark

Mark

Key trigger enabled character.

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

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

Flacco

Flaco

Key trigger enabled character.

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Hummingbird

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

And there you have it – 45 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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