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  1. Ability to turn off joint distortion while using IK

    For cut-out animation styles (e.g. South Park type) it would be good to be able to turn off joint stretch/distortion while still being able to use IK/draggers.
    I know there are various workarounds to be able to get a similar thing, but it would be good to have the option to just have each of the limb sprites retain their exact shape while moving their arms/legs.

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  2. Parenting Like in After Effects

    Am I not familiar enough with Character Animator or what, but here's my problem:

    I have a little experience in After Effects before. There is a thing called "parenting"

    It means I can parent layer "b" to another layer "a", and hence everytime layer a is moved layer b will follow that layer a movement. However I cannot find such option in Character Animator. A layer can only parent to its own group, and cannot parent to another layer outside its group. For example say a hair in the back of the head group and body group.

    It looks like…

    3 votes
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  3. May we have negative movement for a nutcracker jaw

    It would be useful to have negatice setting for the nutcracker jaw to animate for example an upper jaw or mouth as seen here:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/character-animator/how-to-animate-a-hand-drawn-animal/m-p/11405659?page=1

    Thanks

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  4. Smoothing out the image transformation

    I would like to see a smooth change in facial expression due to the transformation of the image.
    It is a function of "LIVE2D" software, like an "art mesh".

    Please visit https://docs.live2d.com/cubism-editor-manual/concept-of-artmesh/

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  5. sync'ed layers w/ arm IK

    Hey guys, LOVE CA, but Im running into a problem.

    I have a character with shoulder length hair. I want the hair to be on top of the shoulder, but I want the hand to be able to be on top of the hair.

    Obviously, I cant have the upper arm be one group and the forearm be another and still have it do all that fancy IK etc.

    OR CAN I? :)

    Maybe you could make a special kind of shared layer, where a copy of the arm with the upper arm and shoulder was transparent was above the…

    2 votes
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  6. Fixed size (without stretching, but with the ability to drag) Hands - brachium, antebrachium(Forearm) Foot -femur, crus.

    I saw the option "OK hands", but still the character is stretched like an elastic band. I would like to give a parameter forbidding the bones to open: Hands - shoulder, front of the shoulder (forearm), foot - thigh, lower leg.

    There were times when the elbow jumped when recording animations across the screen. (ate not put a point on the elbow)

    10 votes
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    Hi there,

    @Иланна Марченко I’m not sure how to answer the question. Placing sticks (bones) in the arm along with tags for elbow and shoulder will allow you to apply a behavior called ‘Arm IK’. Parameters there will allow you to adjust maximum stretch and adjust point at which elbow bends. A wrist tag with a draggable behavior will allow you to drag the arm. Does that help?

  7. Duplicate Rigging

    If you have characters in similar size - choose to copy rigging elements from one character to another. Or have the ability to copy rigging elements onto a new character and make refinements if needed

    5 votes
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  8. Parallax Improvements

    I need to have more control over the parallax feature. As I've seen suggested multiple times here, the ultimate solution would be something like Joysticks and Sliders- the script for AE from aescripts.com. If that's not possible, I'd at least like control over X and Y strength. I really just want X movement, but there doesn't seem to be a way to control this.
    I'd also like the option of being able to drag the parallax around with the mouse rather than having to turn my head. In practice, physically turning your head to the side is pretty hard if…

    1 vote
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  9. Enhanced Display of Rigging: show/hide tags, behaviors, by filter(e.g. handles w/tags)

    I am constantly fighting with the rigging UX so many things that should be just simple and easy, are difficult. Compounded with the fact that tags often overlay pins it can be very frustrating.

    1) Ability to turn on/off the display of tags/behaviors so that I can see only handles or sticks.
    I draw the rig in illustrator in a sepearate hierarchy so I can trace over it, manipulate it etc, and most importantly MIRROR it! much easier to do that way than manually trying to implement the sticks and handles in all the right places. I also color code…

    1 vote
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  10. where is the limb IK tool??? i have the last version, but i only see the old arm IK.

    where is the limb IK tool??? i have the last version, but i only see the old arm IK.

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  11. Limbs

    Could we have native sort of limbs (rubber hose style). It would be amazing to have a button that automatically creates limbs we can customise and then ready to rig and animate.

    To me it would be natural for such a software to have that feature. Cavalry has for example

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  12. Limb IK - more control to multiple legs.

    I have a Dog character and would be great that the Limb IK could add more than 2 legs. This new feature is amazing but I need this "ground detection" for the 4 legs.Thanks!

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  13. Auto-merge Triggers

    I have 2 different swap sets of hand poses, namely the right hand and the left hand. Both swap groups has the same hand poses. However I would like to have it in one trigger swap set, instead of two. I can do this by creating swap set of, as example, the right hand, then manually move individual hand poses from the left hand group to the right hand swap set. It's a lot of work. Is it possible just to create for both hand groups its own swap set, then in the trigger panel, I drag either hand swap…

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    It looks like you have three of the triggers in the Body Position swap set set as latched. Just curious, if don’t make them latched, does it make that momentary view switch no longer occur?

    If you’re still having trouble resolving the issue, and are willing to share a copy of the puppet with us to diagnose, feel free to send an exported puppet (File > Export > Puppet) for the puppet and we can try to figure out what might be causing the issue.

    Thanks.

  15. Blendshapes for Limbs

    I come from a 3D background and for rirgging whenever we have a shape that bends in an undesirable shape we create blendshapes, which is a shape that morphs from one shape to another when the control moves toward that particular problem area.

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  16. Replay Hold Markers

    Please make replays open-able on their own timeline, and allow a hold marker, where the animation holds until the trigger is released and then it can play the remaining outro animation after the hold marker.

    Also if the replay is 5 minutes long with a short outro animation, if I trigger it for 5 seconds, and then let go, it should either end immediately or have the option to skip right to the end animation.

    Thanks!

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  20. IK legs that allow you to move the legs without moving the rest of the body

    Right now I tried to put an IK arm set up on the legs. It somewhat works, but if I rotate my head the whole body moves. To prevent it, I have to move the foot dragger and set it to stay wherever I move it.

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