Adobe Character Animator is an amazing addition to Creative Cloud with a great concept in mind. To help you make your own amazing animations without the specialist skillset for animating. All it takes is to import a puppet character and start controlling it through facial expression, lip-synch and button actions. Last time we prepared an in-depth review on where to start with Adobe Character Animator. With it, we included free puppets to start with. Today, we’ll continue the topic with a collection of editable vector-based backgrounds to suit your puppets and give an atmosphere to your videos. These 40 hand-picked Character animator backgrounds (free and premium) are separated into categories, depending on what your puppet character needs. So, as usual, you can use the overview below to fast-travel to a particular section of your choice.
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Adobe Character Animator Backgrounds: Overview
- School Backgrounds: Exterior and interior backgrounds for school, college, and kindergarten characters.
- Interior Backgrounds: Offices, kitchens, and other rooms interior builders, and pre-made backgrounds.
- City Landscape Backgrounds: Buildings, parks, suburbs, night city, and post-apocalyptic dystopian scenes.
- Nature Backgrounds: Carnivals, nature, forests, underwater, volcanoes, and on-the-road landscapes.
Before we proceed, if you are new to the software and wish to know more about Adobe Character Animator and why you might consider it for your next video campaigns, you could check out these articles:
- [Review and Resources] Adobe Character Animator: Everything You Need to Know + Free Puppets
- [How-To Tutorials] Beginners Guide to Adobe Character Animator
Now back to the free and premium backgrounds.
In our first category, we’ve gathered 12 colorful backgrounds, ideal for school, kindergarten, and college scenes. No matter if your character is a kid, a teenager, a college student, or a teacher. These detailed classrooms, corridors, exteriors, and libraries have something for everyone.
1. Kindergarten Room (Free)
A free background resource with colorful elements, suitable for kids’ rooms or a kindergarten classroom.Go To Download
2. School Building Exterior (Free)
This vector is a free background with a school building near the road. It’s perfect for scenes where characters just arrive or leave school.Go To Download
3. School Building (Free)
Suburbian school building with beautiful trees and a pond. It’s great for characters who study outside of the city or in a small village.Go To Download
4. Chemistry Classroom (Free)
This free background offers a chemistry classroom with laboratory equipment and chemical formulas on the blackboard.Go To Download
5. School Hallway (Free)
The free background shows a simple school hallway with a window and classroom doors.Go To Download
6. Math Class (Free)
This is the perfect background for students or teacher characters during a math class.Go To Download
7. School Lockers (Free)
This high-quality background with lockers can work for high- school, kindergarten, or college corridor scenes.Go To Download
8. Empty Kindergarden Room (Free)
Another colorful vector background for kindergarden scenes.Go To Download
9. High-School (Free)
A scene with a school or college building with a small fence.Go To Download
10. Library (Free)
A high-quality library scene with shelves, tomes, and a librarian’s wooden desk.Go To Download
11. Classroom Background (Premium)
Here we have an empty classroom with quality graphics, perfect for videos.Go To Download
12. Elementary School Maths (Free)
Math class vector background for pre-and elementary school puppets.Go To Download
In this section, we have prepared a lot of good stuff for your puppets. Along with the stand-alone interior backgrounds, we have also included vector backgrounds collections and creation kits by GraphicMama. The collections feature scenes with rooms, offices, kitchens, conference rooms, kids’ rooms, fitness, bathrooms, and more. The creation kits (makers), on the other hand, include pre-made backgrounds and elements to create your own designs.
13. Small Kid’s Room (Free)
Equipped with a basketball, telescope, cars, and lovely posters, this is a lovely background for a small child character.Go To Download
14. Kitchen Interior Vector Creation Kit (Premium)
This creation kit includes 25 pre-made vector kitchen graphics. You can mix and match the individual elements from the 25 stylish vector illustrations and create your own unique look. The kit comes with different tables, chairs, kitchen appliances, jars, and pots.Go To Download
15. Kid’s Room Vector Graphic Maker (Premium)
The maker includes vector items and 25 pre-made kids’ room backgrounds. You can make your own illustration of exactly how you imagine the rooms of your characters. The kit comes with different kinds of toys, furniture, wallpapers, carpets, and much more.Go To Download
16. A Collection of 100 Rooms for Background (Premium) with 10 Freebies
A collection of 120 room background graphics. This bundle is perfect for web and graphic designers or non-professionals to impress the audience with a fresh, and modern look. The collection has presentation rooms, offices, rooms with whiteboards, home office backgrounds, kitchens, conference rooms, kids’ rooms, fitness, bathrooms, medical rooms, and more.
Includes 10 Free Room Backgrounds for you to try out.Go To Download
17. Office Vector Graphic Maker (Premium)
This room builder can be used to create awesome office backgrounds. Ideal for your illustrations, web designs, animations, presentations, and more. It includes 100+ Office Items to create your scenes.Go To Download
18. Modern Living Room Maker (Premium) with a Freebie.
A creation kit including plenty of living room item vector graphics. It also packs 25 pre-made vector living room backgrounds. The kit comes with different kinds of artworks, furniture, lighting fixtures, and plants.
Includes a high-quality freebie for you to try out.Go To Download
19. Background Scenes for Adobe Character Animator (Premium)
These backgrounds were created specifically for Adobe Character Animator. They are 6 premade dynamic scenes. They come as .chproj files. All of them have animated triggers, so you could start or stop different animations in your background with just one click.Go To Download
20. Bedroom (Free)
A sunny bedroom scene with classy interior items, suitable for a young adult character.Go To Download
21. Bus/ Train Interior (Free)
Very high-quality free graphic background for scenes with characters traveling by bus.Go To Download
22. Teenager Bedroom
A dark room with high-tech equipment. It’s suitable for characters who are teenagers, students, and developers.Go To Download
City Landscape Backgrounds
After the interior background samples, it’s finally time to go outside. Let’s pick some modern city landscapes. These include urban scenes, modern buildings, streets, night city backgrounds, post-apocalyptic aesthetics, and even a lovely medieval village, because why not.
23. Vector Landscape Mega Bundle (Premium) with 12 Free Backgrounds
A huge collection of 241 vector landscape backgrounds made in a cool flat style.
Includes 12 high-quality free city and nature landscapes for you to try out.Go To Download
24. Urban and Nature Landscape (Free)
This panoramic landscape has an interesting concept that it shows quite literally. It might be ideal for specific environmental projects. Or even ones related to traveling. Everywhere your puppet character needs to be.Go To Download
25. City Traffic Lights (Free)
This background shows city crossroads with traffic lights intersection that can be used for multiple purposes.Go To Download
26. Public Park (Premium)
With a lovely flat vector style, this public park background is also suitable for multiple concepts and projects.Go To Download
27. Night City Neon Lights (Free)
This breath-taking background shines with everyone’s favorite for a reason retro-futuristic 80s style with neon colors. It’s simply stunning and will look great on night scenes. For example, if your office puppet character goes home after work, or goes to a party, and many more.Go To Download
28. Modern Metropolis (Free)
A similar to the previous scene background. A very high-quality neon retro-futuristic metropolis.Go To Download
29. Night Avenue Lights (Free)
Flat style avenue with modern buildings, a road, and a lamp post. For multiple purposes.Go To Download
30. Night City
A nightlife city background where nobody sleeps. In case your character doesn’t either.Go To Download
31. Urban Background (Free)
Modern city background with tall bisiness buildings.Go To Download
32. Small Modern City (Free)
A small town with beautiful colorful houses and shops.Go To Download
33. Medieval Town
An old European-looking street with medieval houses. Good for projects related to history, tourism, and education. Or LARP.Go To Download
34. Night Suburbs (Free)
Quiet night in the suburbs.Go To Download
35. Village Houses (Free)
And a day in the suburbs.Go To Download
36. Post-Apocalyptic City (Free)
A city destroyed in a war, in a dystopian world. This post-apocalyptic scenery suits very specific related projects.Go To Download
37. Nuclear Explosion (Free)
Mushroom cloud taking over the city in an apocalyptic background.Go To Download
38. Bomb Explosion (Free)
The last post-apocalyptic scene with an already ruined city.Go To Download
To have a good break from the dystopian genre, let’s jump into some fresh beautiful nature sceneries.
39. Carnival (Free)
Background theme with a colorful carnival. It brings athmosphere to puppet characters in festive scenes.Go To Download
40. Desert Road (Free)
A cartoon landscape of barren desert with a car on the highway that rides along the canyon.Go To Download
41. Under Water (Free)
For characters with diving suits and mermaids. Or every puppet that needs to be underwater.Go To Download
42. Alien Planet (Free)
A stunning alien landscape. Ideal for specific projects related to science, SciFi, and similar.Go To Download
43. Green Outdoors (Free)
Gorgeous green landscape. Nothing more, nothing less.Go To Download
44. Steaming Volcanoes (Free)
A lovely volcano island scenery where things get hot quite literally.Go To Download
45. Log bridge (Free)
This log bridge between two mountain cliffs and a waterfall in the background brings an adventurous atmosphere.Go To Download
46. Nature Park (Free)
A classic nature reserve park with a pond and tall pines. It’s ready to invite some camping puppet characters.Go To Download
47. Mountanin Landscape (Free)
And here’s our last vector background for this selection. A lovely peaceful mountain landscape with a road.Go To Download
This was all for today’s examples and samples of free and premium Character Animator backgrounds. The files come in EPS. You can edit or animate later. As usual, when it comes to the free graphics, keep in mind that some might be for personal use only. While others might be both for personal and commercial use. I hope we inspired you to create great videos with your puppet characters.
In the meantime, you can also expand your resources for Character Animator puppets with our free mouth shape sets that will give voice to your characters and bring them to life.
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