We are going to make an animated character similar to the one below which will help us narrate an explainer video using some of adobe's creative apps.
We will use adobe illustrator to customize our own character!
We will use adobe character animator to bring our character to life using a web cam and our own movements!
We can basically follow this tutorial from adobe:
Step 1. Download a character template from adobe. We choose the Blank one. When you open the file, you are taken into Ch. (this is covered in the first 5 minutes of the video).
Step 2. Get it open in Ai. (I closed Ch as soon as I opened Ai to help my lil computer not overwork).
From 6:30-12:00 the tutorial goes over the organization of layers in your character. You start learning how to customize by finding the "Replace" layers and doing small edits.
Step 3. Really start making it your own!
Once you have customized your character, you can bring it into Adobe Character Animator and you should be able to use the facial recognition function to animate it!