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  1. integration with "Adobe Animate CC"

    If we could import animations and assets from Animate straight into Character Animator that would be incredible. Is this a feature on the docket? I know you can animate in PS, but it doesn't feel quite as streamlined for the animation process as Adobe Animate.

    Also, if we could incorporate tweens, that would be legendary.

    Alternatively, if we could just export Adobe Animate files straight to Illustrator while maintaining layers (and finding some kind of solution for timeline animations, maybe distribute to layers and put in folders). However, this feature might be exclusively used for the purposes of integration to…

    38 votes

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    Sirr Less responded

    Hey all,

    In the recent release of Animate, under File→Publish Settings→Other Formats→SVG Image (checkbox)→Options, there is now a checkbox “Optimize For Character Animator”.

    Using it, you can export an SVG image that Character can import, that will have a layers structure that works well in Character. While you can’t yet export an SVG sequence from Animate, right now you can get the image from Animate to Character with minimal clutter and add rigging to it for performance. Let us know if this is helpful and what you want to see happen next!

  2. Ability to save out a vector animation json / third party support like Bodymovin in AE

    Ability to save out a vector animation json / third party support like the Bodymovin plugin offers in After Effects for use with Lottie

    32 votes

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  3. Incorpation with Fuse?

    Maybe be able to animated characters made in Adobe Fuse with Character Animator?

    19 votes

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  4. Cinema 4D

    Character Animator could has an interoperability with Cinema 4D to animate 3D models with Character Animator. This can be the next union level between ADOBE and MAXON, like is happening with After Effects/Illustrator with Cinema 4D.

    11 votes

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  5. 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?

    10 votes

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    Needs More Info  ·  Sirr Less responded

    Is it possible to provide us with your finished edits and original audio for us to compare what’s automatic versus your edited (desired) output? This will help us train the software.

  6. Export nulls from Character Animator to After Effects

    Just getting rolling with CA so please forgive if my terminology is way off. It seems to me it'd be very helpful if we could create Nulls in CA that we could export to AE. Then we'd be able to use the nulls in AE to attach objects, use as emitters, center points for effects... all kinds wacky of stuff.

    I'd think we should also be able to assign these nulls in CA to our eye's performances and any draggable handles.

    Dogging CA so far... thanks for the cool tool.

    10 votes

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  7. Why only live feed?

    Why only live feed?? Make also a footage option and not only live feed. The face track feature works great in AE, no reason not to have it in CA. It's all there, just let us have it!:)

    6 votes

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  8. 5 votes

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  9. Manual Multiple Images Option for Characterizer

    Characterizer offers 3 way of building a puppet:

    1) Automatic Webcam where you sit in front of the camera and follow the instructions

    2) Manual Webcam where you sit in front of the camera and follow the instructions (but instructions are more detailed and numerous)

    3) Image where you submit one single image with minimalistic rigging

    I am suggesting that Characterizer should offer a fourth option that sounds quite simple to me which is:

    4) Manual multiple images where you can enter several images or photos following the same instructions as Manual Webcam but instead of having to sit yourself…

    5 votes

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  10. Scale exports to different sizes (vector based projects)

    It would be nice to scale the entire scene (and all its sub-scenes/puppets) to any scale. For example, I have a master scene which contains many puppets and everything is in vector. I am working in a 1920x1080 resolution and everything is made for this resolution. It would be nice though since everything is in vector to be able to scale the project up to 4k for example (same aspect ratio) and now have a 4k vector animation of this too done very easily. 4k+ is very slow in character animator to work with which is why I use 1920x1080.…

    5 votes

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  11. 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!

    4 votes

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  12. GoPro Webcam compatibility

    Please make Ch compatible with the GoPro Webcam utility

    4 votes

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  13. copy and paste animated puppets from one scene to another

    I would like to copy and paste animated puppets from one scene to another.

    When I try to do this I get a pop-up message (see attached pic)

    What I wanted CH to do is "simply" paste one puppet with all its recorded parameters, keyframes, behaviors form one scene no another.

    4 votes

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  14. 書き出したパペットを読み込むとレイヤーピッカーや視線の設定が無効になってしまう

    レイヤーピッカーを『カメラ入力』にチェックを入れ、パペットトラックビヘイビアのアイコンを押して
    ソースパペットに反映させました。

    しかし、書き出したパペットを読み込むとその設定が無効になってしまいます。再設定をしなければならないので不便です。

    『視線』ビヘイビアも同様です。
    改善してほしいです。

    3 votes

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. caption this!!

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

    3 votes

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  18. Bug: Camera from USB webcam device shows up with squished aspect ratio

    When using an external USB webcam capture tool (such as Mokose USB3.0 HDMI/SDI Video Capture Card or Magewell USB Capture HDMI), the camera video appears in a 4:3 aspect ratio (instead of proper 16x9) and is squished (see photo). I'm using a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) with Catalina 10.15.4 and Character Animator 3.2. Note that the default MBP webcam does show up as a 4:3 cropped image (it is a 16x9 webcam), but the image is not squished and appears normal. Also, when opening the Characterizer tool and using the USB webcam capture tools, the video camera appears…

    3 votes

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  19. Import the Characters in Adobe Animate from Adobe Character Animator

    I need to import the project I made in Adobe Character Animator to Adobe Animate, same we do in Adobe Ae and Pr

    3 votes

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  20. text

    This would be nice to have like an easy thing, so you could make like thoughts bobbles over characters when they not going to talk, like things that are in comics sometimes when one character speaks and the other one thinks when the character speaks. :)

    3 votes

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