Project Wookie – A Beginner YouTube Playlist

I have been creating a series of Live Streams on put into a playlist called “Project Wookie” on my Behind the Scenes channel on YouTube. These are a series of examples of addresses common situations with Adobe Character Animator when rigging puppets. Project Wookie uses a photo of a toy Wookie with Photoshop to edit the artwork. I plan to do future series using Adobe Illustrator and different artwork.

I suggest these videos *after* watching the official Adobe Character Animator tutorials. These tutorials are higher quality, higher density recordings. They tend however to focus on going deep into individual features. I am trying to focus on problem situations and using features to solve the problem.

These are recordings of live streams – which means no “ums” and “ahs” are edited out. If you subscribe to the channel feel free to watch live ask questions live in the chat. I try (and usually fail) to keep episodes short, so you need to join quickly. I am trying to create episodes on particular topics so they can be referred back to later more easily. Being a live stream they show all of the steps I took to get to the next step.

The following is a list of episode so far Рnew ones are being added periodically, with more planned for the eyes and mouth. Check the playlist for an up to date list of all episodes.

  • 0:41 Project Wookie, Episode 0: Introduction
  • 8:56 Project Wookie, Episode 1: Removing Photo Background
  • 13:08 Project Wookie, Episode 2: Rigging Simple Arms and Legs
  • 10:24 Project Wookie, Episode 3: Recording a First Scene
  • 13:13 Project Wookie, Episode 4: Exporting a Video for YouTube
  • 10:38 Project Wookie, Episode 5: Joining Video Clips in Adobe Rush
  • 10:11 Project Wookie, Episode 6: Combining Video Files with Premier Pro
  • 18:43 Project Wookie, Episode 7: Titles and Captioning
  • 18:35 Project Wookie, Episode 8: Static Backgrounds
  • 14:07 Project Wookie, Episode 9: Moving Puppets Linearly
  • 8:57 Project Wookie, Episode 10: Duplicating Puppets as Backups
  • 11:42 Project Wookie, Episode 11: Bobbing Walk (without Walk Behavior)
  • 13:13 Project Wookie, Episode 12: Floating Puppet Movement
  • 8:56 Project Wookie, Episode 13: Wind Blowing Balloon
  • 17:33 Project Wookie, Episode 14: Holding and Releasing Balloon
  • 13:29 Project Wookie, Episode 15: Releasing Balloon on a Windy Day
  • 16:13 Project Wookie, Episode 16: Adding Eyebrows
  • 21:57 Project Wookie, Episode 17: Quick Eyes and Mouth
  • 32:09 Project Wookie, Episode 18: Eye Pupil Movements
  • 7:50 Project Wookie, Episode 19: Eye Blinks
  • 23:00 Project Wookie, Episode 20: Recording Eye Movements
  • 6:45 Project Wookie, Episode 21: Crazy Eyes
  • 21:24 Project Wookie, Episode 22: Basic Oral Hygiene (Mouths)
  • 17:50 Project Wookie, Episode 23: Planning the Audio
  • 26:43 Project Wookie, Episode 24: Morphing into Super Wookie!
  • 30:33 Project Wookie, Episode 25: Arms for Independence
  • 20:17 Project Wookie, Episode 26: Repeating Movements
  • 12:43 Project Wookie, Episode 27: Seeking Resolution

Subscribe to the channel if you want to get updates or hear about new projects that I may launch. I plan to do a separate playlist for Adobe Illustrator puppets and using Adobe Character Animator to create comics.

Feel free to leave a comment on topics you would like to see as well. I often get inspiration from the forums for topics to present on.

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