Free Adobe Character Animator Performer Mode – Exclusively for GraphicMama Fans

We’ve got some great news for you. Did you know that you can use Adobe Character Animator’s key recording features without even purchasing the software? That’s right!
In the following article, we will introduce you to the Performer Mode feature in Character Animator’s software, which is the free version of Adobe Character Animator. It’s the perfect way to get to know the software and try some cool animations for free. You can combine it with GraphicMama’s free puppets, which work great on both full mode and Performer mode.

Curious to find out more, you should be? Then keep on reading!

1. What is Performer mode in Adobe Character Animator?
2. What you can do with Performer mode?
3. How to activate the Performer mode?
4. Get Started with Animation


What is Performer mode in Adobe Character Animator?

The Performer Mode gives you the opportunity to use the Record and Stream options in the Adobe software completely free to create and record different scenes, then to use your favorite puppets in web calls or live streams on YouTube, Twitch, etc. As this is a beta version of the software, it has some limitations, such as the Rig option not being available. The Adobe company has kindly provided us with a free unlock code for our customers for the Performer Mode and the best part is that you don’t even need to buy the Character Animator software or be subscribed to the Creative Cloud service.


What you can do with Performer mode?

You can:

  • Use it for free – combined with some free puppets, you don’t have to pay a penny to start animating.
  • Use the Record option to animate and export
  • Use the Stream option for games, video meetings, etc.
  • Use premade puppets
  • Use the Trial without inspiration

You Can’t:

  • You can’t use the Rig panel, so you won’t be able to modify or create new functions for existing puppets.
  • You can’t access .ai or .psd designs rigged to puppets.
  • You can’t use it on Mac for now. It currently supports only PC.

Performer mode is completely free, so you won’t lose anything if you want to try Adobe Character Animator. You could use some of GraphicMama’s Free Puppets and start animating right away if you don’t need to make some advanced animations.


How to activate the Performer mode?

An easy step-by-step guide.

Step 1:

Download the Character Animator software from Adobe website.

step 1: Character Animator Download


Step 2:

You will be asked to sign in with your ID. If you don’t have an Adobe account, sign up for free in Adobe.

step 2: Sign in to adobe Creative Cloud


Step 3:

After the software is installed, it will automatically launch on your computer.

A trial window may appear – just press the blue Start free trial button.

step 3: Start free trial


Step 4:

Once the software has launched, in order to unlock the Performer Mode, follow these simple steps:

* on Windows OS, while holding the Alt key, choose the Edit -> Preferences menu option

step4: go to preferences


Step 5:

Choose the Performer Mode option at the bottom of the list located on the left side of the dialog.

Enter the code that we will provide for you after you’ve contacted us,  in the Unlock code field.
Make sure that the Performer Mode checkbox is checked and click OK.

step 5: start performer mode

Type the special GraphicMama code that Adobe gave us for our clients:

Voila, you’ve unlocked the Performer mode!
In order to be sure that the version was successfully unlocked, you should be able to see the PERFORMER MODE text in the Menu Bar.

step6: Find puppets for character animator


Get Started with Animation

Now, you’ve got as far as installing the Character Animator’s Performer Mode, you will need some puppets to animate, right? You can get both free and premium animated puppets from GraphicMama, here are some examples:

free business puppet for adobe character animator

Free Businessman Character Animator Puppet

This flexible character can point, showcase, give thumbs up, and wave. The puppet can also hold a Notepad, Pointer, Pen, and an Envelope. function such as Walking left/right and advanced head movements are included, and it’s free.

  • Holding Objects
  • Making Gestures
  • Walking

Male Character Animator Builder

Male Character Animator Puppet Builder

Build your own character by using the sliders in the Control panel to find and experiment with different facial features, hairstyles, and colors, facial hair, clothing styles and colors, shoes, and glasses and create hundreds of unique character combinations and looks.

  • Puppet Builder – Create Your Own Unique Puppets
  • Unlimited Combinations
  • Making Gestures
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Blonde girl character animator puppet

Pretty Casual Girl Character Animator Puppet

This cool character comes with ready-made features such as waving, giving thumbs up, pointing, expressing various emotions, and lip-syncing. Head rotation side to side in a 3/4 view; Walking left and right in a 3/4 view; Automated replay functions for waving, giving thumbs-up, and pointing; Arm IK – elbow bending function and stretchiness control.

  • Holding Objects
  • Making Gestures
  • Walking
Get Now

Businessman character animator puppet

Businessman Character Animator Puppet

Our businessman is ideal for use in online presentations with actions such as waving, giving thumbs-up, and pointing. He can express different emotions and lip-sync your words. Additional features: Head rotation side to side in a 3/4 view; Walking left and right in a 3/4 view; Automated replay functions for waving, giving thumbs-up, and pointing; Arm IK – elbow bending function and stretchiness control.

  • Holding Objects
  • Making Gestures
  • Walking
Get Now


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Final Words

Up your online presentation game by using your favorite puppets with the Adobe Character Animator software has never been easier. Just contact us for the Unlock code and start animating using this awesome software’s record and stream features for free! Puppets with no strings!!!

Continue with 43 free premade puppets for Adobe Character Animator.

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Lyudmil Enchev

Lyudmil is an avid movie fan which influences his passion for video editing. You will often see him making animations and video tutorials for GraphicMama. Lyudmil is also passionate for photography, video making, and writing scripts.

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