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  1. 2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    When the application cannot locate the artwork for a puppet file, you can select the puppet in the Project panel, then click the orange file path in the Properties panel to select the correct/updated location for it.

    Thanks for the feedback on making the process of relinking a little more understandable.

    Or are you encountering a different relinking issue?

  2. 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.

    7 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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…

    3 votes
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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…

  5. adobe animator puppet doesn't work under when alt tabbed running in background

    how do I make it so the puppet still moves when it is running in the background?

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In the Camera & Microphone panel’s menu (click the three short horizontal lines next to the panel’s name to open the menu), make sure the Pause Camera & Microphone When Application in Background option is unchecked.

  6. The camera keeps coming on and off on Windows 10 v1903. All other camera apps work fine.

    I have a Dell XPS 15 (7590) with Windows 10 v1903 and the camera keeps coming on and off. It will stay on for a few seconds, then the message "waiting for camera" appears for a few seconds and repeat. All other camera apps work fine and the webcam light stays on the whole time. I have the latest version - 2.1.1. Please help!

    1 vote
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  7. richg click on scene and duplicate it :P --- it would be a big feature

    sometimes we need compare 2 scenes with some changes, this feature would be ideal for this

    1 vote
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  8. 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?

    8 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    4 votes
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  11. Illustrator symbols

    Currently layers that contain Illustrator symbols are not parsed correctly in Character Animator showing only one instance and recognising the layer name.

    It's useful to be able to include Illustrator symbols to avoid creating and editing multiple times the same artwork (e.g. eyes, pupils, eyebrows, etc.).

    I hope this is considered as a compatibility feature request and gets added to the backlog.

    Best

    1 vote
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  12. [Bug] Edit visemes with .ai puppets

    I noticed that I can edit visemes with a .psd import but not Illustrator artwork

    1 vote
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  13. 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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  14. 1 vote
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    Does a keyboard shortcut satisfy your needs? Shift+Command+D will split the take and create a corresponding track for the video and audio portions on either side of your “cut”.

  15. 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,

    3 votes
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  16. 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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    As of now, Character Animator’s interface is localized only to English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Simplified Chinese.

  17. 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.

    3 votes
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  18. viseme sensitivity control

    Auto lip sync slider/control to determine the amount of visemes created for pre recorded audio.

    We find we have to manually adjust the automated lip sync quite often as it seems to add a lot more visemes than required, if there was a sensitivity setting that could higher or lower the amount of visemes used that would be great.

    1 vote
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  19. 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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  20. Physics responds in random way, so it is impossible to record ball play

    Physics responds in random way, so it is impossible to record ball play, because the ball work different every time you export. So maybe internal record (like life performance) would solve this.

    2 votes
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