Adobe at the Sydney Microsoft Store


The close relationship between Adobe and Microsoft continued last week when the Microsoft’s Sydney flagship store in Pitt St was the venue for a special educator’s professional learning event titled – Animating with Adobe Character Animator.


The teachers who attended this event, were introduced to Adobe Character Animator as a tool for doing real-time animation of 2D puppets made with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.

These teachers (who were all from the NSW Department of Education)  were shown how to personalise a puppet with Photoshop, prior to animating it. Then they had fun recording a short animation by tracking their facial movements via the webcam.


They exported their animations with Adobe Media Encoder and imported them into Adobe Premiere Pro to add special effects and enhance their clips.

Special thanks to the community team at Microsoft for helping to put this session together.