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Puppet files combine original artwork (Photoshop & Illustrator) + animation rigging (Character Animator) into one file. For more info, watch this video). 

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Bluster

Vector snowman with head parallax, dangling scarf, and snowy background. Featured in Creating an Animated Livestream.

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Foxie

Low-poly fox with cycle-based head turns, walking, and background. Featured in New Puppets January 2019. Courtesy of Emily Watts.

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Barbarasaurus

Clay sculpted dinosaur newscaster with triggered graphics and news crawls. Featured in Make a Clay Puppet. Courtesy of Dovid Taub.

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Proteus

Customizable character with tons of different options. Featured in New Puppets November 2018. Courtesy of Kevin McMahon.

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Frenchie

Low-poly dog with cycle-based head turns, walking, and background. Featured in New Puppets January 2019Courtesy of Emily Watts.

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Blank

Simple human character with Photoshop and Illustrator versions. Swap any [Replace] layer with your own artwork to customize.

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All Puppets

Bunnie

Low-poly bunny with cycle-based head turns, walking, and background. Featured in New Puppets January 2019. Courtesy of Emily Watts.

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Goldilocks

Girl with physics hair system. Courtesy of Kevin McMahon.

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Krognar

Vector viking with breathe, rotation dial arms, and cycle layers axe spins. Featured on Adobe Live. Courtesy of Zookeeper.

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Dojo Joe

Dojo instructor with draggable hands, and cycle layers fire. Courtesy of Kevin McMahon.

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Electro Gene

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

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Maddie

Stop motion style character with 3-view walk and dangle. Courtesy of Athena Studios.

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Al the Alien

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Expressive alien with complex key triggers. Courtesy of Look Creative Studios.

Mark

Key trigger enabled character.

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Wonder Boy

Lineart character with cycle layers poses & front facing walk cycle. Courtesy of Kevin McMahon.

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Hummingbird

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

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Flaco

Stylish illustrated character.

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Bunnydude

Weird guy with dangling bunny ears.

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Background Pack

Five 1920 x 1080 JPG backgrounds to import and drag into your scenes. Courtesy of Kevin McMahon & Dave Werner.

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Mouths

PSD & AI mouths you can use in your own puppets.

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Blank Templates

Blank PSD & AI files organized for basic character creation.

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Additional Resources

Physics Playground

Scene with multiple interactive physics elements. Featured in New Features Fall 2017.

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Clay Lips

Photographed clay lips to demonstrate lip sync.

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Wag the Kat

Cute cat with cycle layers tail and nutcracker jaw. Courtesy of Kevin McMahon.

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Pinky Bear

Simple bear with nutcracker jaw and draggable hands. Courtesy of Kevin McMahon.

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Interrogation

Monochromatic scene with automatic blinks.

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Need Even More?

There are several companies that sell puppets and puppet creation services. We've featured some of them (and more free puppets!) here.

Dave Werner (Okay Samurai) has his collection of free puppets at okaysamurai.com/puppets.


Tull

Cartoon cat with tons of face expressions and arm gestures. Featured in New Features (April 2019).

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Cornelius

Expressive cartoon monkey with head turns and eye & mouth emotion triggers. Courtesy of Digital Puppets.

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Squeaky

Expressive cartoon mouse with head turns and eye & mouth emotion triggers. Courtesy of Digital Puppets.

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