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  1. give the ability to make puppets in performer mode

    I think that you should give the ability to make puppets in performer mode because some people can't afford software like this and if they could make custom puppets it would encourage using imagination and creativity which is something we have little of these days. but you would make the editor very basic like just have them use like the puppet maker and not photoshop so you could still make money from the premium version which would have full customizability. thank you for your time and please consider my suggestion. -bigoofers28

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  2. 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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  3. Customized Puppet Maker

    The user creates their own assets (face, body, etc.) which can then be used to generate many fully rigged puppets all in that user's style.

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  4. puppet maker customization

    Currently, there aren't a ton of options in the puppet maker.

    1) Uploading custom items currently isn't an easy task. How about a drop-down for each section where you have the option of adding an illustrator file to that area on the puppet. For instance lets say I'm looking at the chibi section and I don't see a Sikh turban, but I want to add a turban. So I go in and make one in illustrator. It could be added into the animation but if I want to have it as an always there option, having the ability to just…

    3 votes

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  5. Add keyframing support and editing for all animating items

    Add the ability to key, animate, or fine tune recorded performances. Make everything that moves, or triggers keyframable.

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  6. New Things For "Puppet Maker"

    Hi I really love the new Puppet Maker but can you add new things? It will be awesome if you update for new things and for hats can you add a hijab? Good Job Character Animator Team👍❤️

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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. Create new version when going back to old version

    Make it so that it automatically saves a new version or prompts you to save a new version when you go back to an old version. I just lost several hours of work because I went back to check something in an old version and forgot to create a new one before I did...

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  9. My Wishlist

    Would really love if the characters were more business oriented. I would love to incorporate CA more into my projects, but I find that the characters are too cartoony or the existing characters appeal to a much younger audience.

    -business casual clothing
    -older aged characters
    -blue collar clothing
    -ability to generate a custom logo for shirts. A simple text generator will do.

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  10. Add Effects

    I would like can add effects that you add before at illustrator like blur and blending layers mode, because when you used in illustrator, then CH doesn't take that effects

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  11. Received this Error Code.

    I was working on my original character in the rigging mode and was hopping back and forth between the example puppet and my own. I am not sure what I did, or did not do, when the message bellow appeared. I could not exit the program and had to reboot my computer. I am using Win 10 operating system.

    "Internal error code: (1380437316:156+57)bNiOk false but b oundBehaviour not resolvable"

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  12. 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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  13. Add lighting.

    Add lighting based on a puppet's features to create normals. Like reVisionFX's ShadeShape or Stefan Minning's Normality, except that the normals except that ChA auto generates the normals (maybe based on Characterizer's code?) Good to generate reflections and depth FX as well.

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  14. caption this!!

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

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  15. Cloud Files in 2021 must be used

    I think it's simply unacceptable that I can't use my cloud saved documents in 2021. "Copy it in local" it's not the safest solutions in my current timeline. Please join the present.

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  16. Provide the same virtual camera access options for 2021 and Beta versions as 2020 version

    Add camera sources that are currently not regognised as camera sources for reference without requiring OBS. Currently not working on Mac Mini M1. Don't know if its the same across platforms.
    Previous version of Char Anim recognizes all cameras connected.

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  17. 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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  18. Video file support and parentable push pins

    1. I would like to see the option to put video files like .mp4 into the timeline and preview them at the same time as doing capture or puppeting work in the timeline.

    2. I would like to be able to have a parenting functionality that could be linked to puppet handles via a possible tagging system to control and puppet/move multiple layers at one time in a specific spot on the art work.
      Example: Human puppet playing guitar, you want the arm/hand behind the guitar neck to move and you want triggerable fingers on a layer in front of the guitar…

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  19. Export Lip Sync as FBX to be imaported in 3Ds max to be copied in head morph targets as values for each channel

    Export Lip Sync as FBX to be imaported in 3Ds max to be copied in head morph targets as values for each channel

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  20. Add a middle wheel drag for timeline

    In After Effects you can click the middle wheel and drag through the timeline. Can you please add a similar feature to Character Animator?

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