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  1. Support rigs for quadrupods, birds, snakes, fish and things with more than four legs.

    Hello, it would be grew to if CA would support models of various kinds of creatures along with their movements:
    quadrupods, birds, snakes and fish

    Thanks,
    Rajnesh

    22 votes
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  2. Support for transcripts/subtitles when auto lip syncing

    Allow support for importing a transcript or subtitle file, so the auto lip sync could analyse both the audio and the transcript for a more accurate result.

    If the program knows exactly what words are said, it should presumably have a much better idea of which 'Visemes' to use.
    (Though obviously this wouldn't work for a live stream aha!

    12 votes
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  3. Disable auto save feature checkbox

    I wish there was a way to disable autosave.. I run into problems that my work gets overwritten and I can t go back and reload previous project and have to try to figure out what caused the error and trouble shoot for hours on fixing a mistake that happened and got saved withough my consent. I would rather be able to save when I want to save and know I always have a good working rig I can go back to and reload from previous version.

    22 votes
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  4. Bug: Waiting for camera forever on mac mojave

    On Mojave (10.14.3), the camera doesn't work: It is "Waiting for camera" forever. The green light next to the camera comes on, but CA stays waiting. I've tried all the ideas found in google searches:
    - I can't change to the next camera (there's only 1).
    - I have given permission to the camera, and even rebooted after.
    - The mic works fine.
    - The camera works in other apps, e.g. Chrome (which also has permission, I just didn't include that in the screenshot).

    Version2.0.1 (Build 8)

    3 votes
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  5. BUG Report: GL Error

    Hi,

    I am experiencing a GL error when I try to run Character Animator and haven't managed to run it successfully yet. I have attached screenshots to give you more information

    2 votes
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  6. Animator should not open with a projects panel

    Character Animator always openes the last project. It takes a lot of time to load a project and then load the project you actually want to work with. I could open that project itself, instead of the program, but it could open the Start-Panel first and then load the project when selected to do so.

    5 votes
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  7. IMPROVE TIMELINE RULER UNIT OPTIONS

    I've been trying to sync an animated drummer with prerecorded drums but I can't line up my triggers with the sound waves even 60 fps making the animated drummer completely out of sync with the music. there has to be a way to slide items on a timeline without snapping directly to the beginning or end of a frame. I understand that 60fps is fast enough for visual satisfaction but in an animation project heavily based on music i would love for the animation and musical actions to occur simultaneously.

    2 votes
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  8. Traditional Chinese

    Is there a Traditional Chinese version for this software?

    cos I was given a Simplified Chinese one despite the fact that my computer system is using Traditional Chinese.

    1 vote
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  9. Keep Audio Track Visible.

    Would be really helpful to have the audio track locked so it doesn't scroll in the Timeline. Keeping the waveform visible even when scrolling up and down.

    3 votes
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  10. Dragger's return to rest is acting strange since 2.0 update

    since the 2.0 update Ive been having a weird bug with dragger arms attached by hinges and how to interact when set to return to rest.

    Before the update, they would return to the default position that was set in the Photoshop file. But after the update, the arm straightens out facing in the direction that the dragger has been moved in and after the duration set under return to rest it will immediately snap back to the default position.

    This does not only happen on my original puppets but it also happens on the stock puppets as well (I…

    8 votes
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  11. Create a higher quality "compute lip sync from scene audio"

    Please create a setting(s) for creating a more accurate "lip sync from scene audio". Maybe leave the current way it's done for people who want it done with the current quality/time, but allow people to choose a much higher quality setting (and let the software run for 10x the current time if necessary). I currently spend many hours fixing the visemes for my dialogue (at least 30 hours for a 30 minute animation). There isn't one string of dialogue that I don't have to fix.

    Is this possible?

    6 votes
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  12. Import triggers from other puppets

    I was thinking a great and time-saving feature would be an option to import triggers from other puppets. Kind of like Tull has a set controls list, it would be great to say import Outstretched, or import a set of triggers to a puppet in development. Something like Import->Triggers and then the.puppet folder opens and you select which puppet you want to import the triggers from.

    1 vote
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  13. Preview render in timeline

    My puppets are many layered and large which I know creates a drag on resources. The frame rate slowing is not usually much of an issue - except today as I'm working on lipsyncing. In this particular area, I do want frame accurate playback. Visemes not aligning with speech is very noticeable... it's hard to get it right when the frame rate is playing back at 50%.

    What I have been doing is dynamically linking to AE with composition set to play all frames. The render is bearable and I can see what needs tweaking.

    My wonder is, can CH…

    1 vote
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    Hi Imari,

    One of the unique things about Character Animator is that you can layer multiple takes with different properties, behaviors, and parameters enabled, in the same scene timeline.

    So your workflow could include an initial performance where you record your basic audio and face tracking, then disarm audio and face, and other properties that are not needed, then record another take using only remaining armed properties, for instance, draggers, physics or triggers. This means that you can always change and add to your performance, even after recording the initial take or many.

    That’s a long way of saying, for the time being, the best things you can do to preview without running into performance issues, is disarm anything you aren’t needing to have active during your preview. So, if you have a timeline with multiple puppet tracks, physics, draggers and triggers behaviors, but you’re working on your face tracking…

  14. add headturm\bodyturn feature

    adobe character animator should only have the head and body turn because they give more details to the scene , plus in such huge software how can small feature be missing like that .

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    Character Animator does indeed have a head turner. In the rigging panel, you can add the head turner behavior to a puppet and associate corresponding layers with front facing, left and right quarter views, profile views and even upward and downward head views. Is this helpful?

  15. Preset Behaviors

    A set of basic behaviors likely to be used repeatedly...

    Bounce
    Rotate
    Jiggle (with some kind of randomization)

    With parameters like duration, speed, randomization, ease in/out...etc

    ...All I can think of at the moment but I'm sure there's more ones likely to be used repeatedly.

    1 vote
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  16. parallax 3d and cameras

    3D layering like after effects for background and foreground characters. You can add a camera for easier movement possible blur etc. Just to be able to add a bit more depth so when you do want to add more you then bring it into after effects and the 3d layers are all set up.

    32 votes
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  17. Disable Features to Improve CPU Performance

    When not in use, I want to disable profiles (e.g., left, right, etc.) in hopes of improving CPU performance. My puppet is large and somewhat complex. If CH cannot support complexity, then I would like an option to disable some profiles/features to improve the CPU performance while recording and livestreaming on a 2015 MBP. Currently,

    2 votes
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  18. user experience

    Greetings: My name is Ken Wampler, I've been a member since 8/28/2015. I don't have a suggestion for software changes for CA (not currently anyway), but for user experience. I've been working on a video for sometime now and I have two charactors which I have done the voices for. I have a need for third charactor which I chose the Caufman charactor to play because he could walk. I needed a voice actor for this and went to fiverr.com for this. I was disappointed with the results. I now see the difficulty in getting good voice matches.
    You have…

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    Glad to have you with us for so long! That’s a great suggestion, Ken. We’ll keep it in mind. In the meantime, while Character Animator doesn’t have our own site dedicated to user creations, there are many user groups online and we do have a Character Animator Forum at:
    https://forums.adobe.com/community/character-animator .

    May be a good discussion to start there and get some other folks in the community to help identify the right location for the idea. But, we’ll think about it too.

  19. More Keyboard Triggers

    Open up the other keys on a keyboard to be used for triggers. Especially the Function Keys. Also, would be great to be able to add a modifier on triggers.

    2 votes
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  20. Bug Report

    This is a bug report. I'm working in Character Animator but cannot get my puppet into Photoshop to Edit even though I have the program open. I've followed instructions to use either control E or Edit Original in the Edit icon but nothing happening. Could you advise any further action.
    Many thanks,
    Victoria

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