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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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Brooklyn Buddies

Low-poly fox, bunny, and pug characters with cycle-based head turns, walking, and background. Featured in New Puppets January 2019. Created by Emily Watts.

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Barbarasaurus

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

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Proteus

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

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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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Goldilocks

Girl with physics hair system. Created by Kevin McMahon.

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Krognar

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

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Dojo Joe

Dojo instructor with draggable hands, and cycle layers fire. Created by 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. Created by Athena Studios.

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Al the Alien

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Expressive alien with complex key triggers. Created by Look Creative Studios.

Mark

Key trigger enabled character.

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Wonder Boy

Lineart character with cycle layers poses & front facing walk cycle. Created by Kevin McMahon.

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Hummingbird

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

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Linden & Robot

Signing duo that also serves as an example of Scene Cameras. Featured in the Cameras tutorial.

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Bunnydude

Weird guy with dangling bunny ears.

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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. Created by Kevin McMahon.

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Pinky Bear

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

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Interrogation

Monochromatic scene with automatic blinks.

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Need Even More Help?

Visit the Resources page for blank templates, sound fx, backgrounds and more: adobe.com/go/chresources

There are several companies that sell puppets and puppet creation services. We've featured some of them (and more free puppets!) at adobe.com/go/ch_examples_thirdparty_en.

And 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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Digital Puppets Animal Pack

A huge pack of animal puppets with a ton of emotions and triggers. Created by Digital Puppets.

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Schizzler

Floating purple alien with keyframe-created triggers to fly and bounce around the scene. Featured in the Keyframes tutorial.

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Eyes Example

Example project with 4 different eye rigging treatments: basic, off center, big pupils, and eyelids. Featured in Basic Eye Rigging.

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Drumbot

Drumming robot that plays sound effects when he hits parts of the drumset. Featured in the Triggerable Audio tutorial.

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Wolfgang, Robot & Headless Horseman

A suite of characters with interesting triggers and mannerisms. Created by Ryan Boyle.

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Flaco

Stylish illustrated character.

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Samurai Steve

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

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Wendigo

Snowy creature with head turns and breathing.

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Medusa

Mythical character with animated snake hair. Created by Aaron Seve.

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Bandit

Bouncy rubber band character made in Illustrator. Created by Kevin McMahon.

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