How to Rig a Basic Character Using the Bone Tool in Animate

Matthew Fryer looks at how to rig a simple character using the bone tool in Adobe Animate.

Adobe Animate (formerly known as Adobe Flash) is still a widely used app for animation. A lot of productions choose to use Adobe Animate as a pipeline tool. Animators also find a familiar animating environment that feels pretty natural. If you are looking to get started creating character rigs in Animate, look at this new tutorial from TipTuts’ Matthew Fryer.

Rigging a Simple character. 

Fryer covers everything in this 30 min tutorial, starting with making the character using symbols, to rigging using the bone tool, and all the way up to creating armature animation. Fryer shows how to apply proportional speed to our character’s limbs and limit or constrain their movement based on more realistic limits.