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  1. Unable to open project

    Hello, I worked on a project on Character Animator.

    I wanted to secure my working hours using google drive.

    Everything was going very well during his last weeks. But in the morning I open Character Animator and I get a message: "Cannot open project << F: //ANIMA/.../Ch Data / repo.noindex / >> If it is on a server, copy it to a local disk and open it from from this location. " I have weeks of work on this project. Please do you have a solution for me? I beg you!

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  2. Fujifilm X Webcam 2 support

    I'm using a Fujifilm camera (XT-4) as my main webcam. It's recognized by the system through the official Fujifilm X Webcam 2 application. It's recognized in Skype, Zoom, Discord, Google Meet, and pretty much anything I've tried. However, the webcam isn't recognized at all by Character Animator.

    I didn't found any way to make it happen in settings or through the general interface. Using the latest version on Windows.

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  3. caption this!!

    the ability to go from cation text to visems.. now thats gold!

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  4. Relinking (Audio) Files within Ch

    If you change a source clip's name or location, there is no way to rightclick > replace, which is a pain if you have a bigger project

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  5. typing letters in timeline should move simultaneouslyone after the other so you can

    should move simultaneously one after the other so you can basically type the word out instead of having to move to move the mouse

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  7. Please fix Dynamic Linking to Premiere Pro and After Effects

    Since I need to use many features in Premiere Pro and After Effects to finish a project with Ch, I am finding dynamic linking a good idea/concept to do professional work but it always ends up making things unworkable. Right now I have a project I spent 3 weeks on, and I can't even open it in Premiere Pro, all the Ch scenes are 'pending' and I have done everything recommended on the Internet but cannot open the project in either Premiere Pro or After Effects (all the apps are updated). If Adobe cannot fix dynamic linking then please consider…

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  8. well i really dont know if it is your bug, but i cant connect my character animatore to my media encoder

    every time i try to export with media encoder.
    i recive a note on the screen saying please install media encoder

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  9. Blink and Physics need to be decoupled from frame rate

    Recording a stage with 60fps and 4k settings. Blink lasts exactly 1 Frame. This looks natural in 25fps but with 60, it is just flickering.
    Same with physics. Dangle is quite different if stage runs 24, 25, 30 or 60 FPS.

    Please at least, insert a multiplier in behaviours (blink 2x slower would result in a 30fps like behaviour when performed on a 60 fps stage).

    Cycle layers already has something like this.

    Idea: scaling physics to 5x or 6x would result in a slowmotion effect. Useful for a ghostly puppet for example. Or underwater

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  10. support for EpocCam on PC, win10

    support for EpocCam on PC, win10

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  11. Allow CH to open and work on files saved on network drives

    This is an extremely important function for teams to collaborate on CH. Every time we try to access a file located on a network drive we get the error message -

    "Cannot open project << F: //ANIMA/.../Ch Data / repo.noindex / >> If it is on a server, copy it to a local disk and open it from from this location."

    So currently we have to backup or copy file packages to and fro different local drives to be able to work off different computers, which is very cumbersome.

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  12. multiple files open

    Please make CA like all other apps and allow us to have more than one project open at a time. Often I need to compare two different files, esp. when troubleshooting rigging. It seems like a cludge to import a second puppet into my project just for this purpose.

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  13. Frame nudge

    It would be helpful to be able to nudge performance elements forwards or backward a frame at a time. I'm able to do this in Premier by selecting a piece of footage, holding ALT, and using the arrow keys. It's a great way to quickly adjust timings.

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  14. with an mp4 file in the background

    I would like to record with an mp4 file in the background.

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  15. Motion blur on camera moves

    Is there a way to add motion blur on camera moves? I find that when creating camera moves with a scene camera the motion is very choppy. I realise I can do this in AE, but it is time-saving just to add camera set-ups in CA.

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  16. Live background

    I'm new to Adobe and just started to use Character Animator. And I love it. But I can't find a way you can have a live backgroud in Character Animator. So I gues you can't do it. By live backgroud I mean you could set the desktop as background so you can have a caracter that can explain whats on the screen. I have two screens and want to make a video for my students where the puppets shows and explain what I'm showing on the other screen. If you could import the desktop live, or if you could have…

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  17. Delete Unwanted Projects

    You would be able to delete projects in your project file if they are un wanted.

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  18. Well it is getting strange...

    Marking the EYES as the HEAD
    and when making changes in PS
    changes are sometimes not reflected in CH
    so I just trash everything and start over.
    Even PS is very delayed in reaction time.

    I used PS for years and this new working
    from the iCloud does not make a solid reliable
    application. VERY BUGY!

    Like this see screen shots. Just mad edit in PS
    went to scene to record in CH and look at my face?!

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  19. Ability to make background transparent.

    Please update to allow the background to be made transparent so the animation can be layered on top of presentations or other projects. Camtasia has this function and I don't want to use Camtasia solely for this function. It would be great if this function could be added. Thank you

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  20. I can't open Photoshop puppet's Edit Original from Character Animator.

    I am using Character Animator and I can't open Photoshop puppet's Edit Original from Character Animator.
    I can open illustrator puppets by clicking Edit Original from Character Animator but it won't work for Photoshop puppets.

    When I click Photoshop puppet's Edit Original from Chracter animator, pictures pop up in a different picture program.

    Please help me.

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