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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. parallax 3d and cameras

    3D layering like after effects for background and foreground characters. You can add a camera for easier movement possible blur etc. Just to be able to add a bit more depth so when you do want to add more you then bring it into after effects and the 3d layers are all set up.

    35 votes
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  5. add headturm\bodyturn feature

    adobe character animator should only have the head and body turn because they give more details to the scene , plus in such huge software how can small feature be missing like that .

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

    Character Animator does indeed have a head turner. In the rigging panel, you can add the head turner behavior to a puppet and associate corresponding layers with front facing, left and right quarter views, profile views and even upward and downward head views. Is this helpful?

  6. A true skeletal system

    I'd like to see a true bone system implemented instead of trying to derive a structure from points that can be scattered in different parts of the puppet. Consolidating all the hinge points to a single layer will make editing and debugging a puppet much easier and straightforward.

    13 votes
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  7. Preset Behaviors

    A set of basic behaviors likely to be used repeatedly...

    Bounce
    Rotate
    Jiggle (with some kind of randomization)

    With parameters like duration, speed, randomization, ease in/out...etc

    ...All I can think of at the moment but I'm sure there's more ones likely to be used repeatedly.

    1 vote
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  8. user experience

    Greetings: My name is Ken Wampler, I've been a member since 8/28/2015. I don't have a suggestion for software changes for CA (not currently anyway), but for user experience. I've been working on a video for sometime now and I have two charactors which I have done the voices for. I have a need for third charactor which I chose the Caufman charactor to play because he could walk. I needed a voice actor for this and went to fiverr.com for this. I was disappointed with the results. I now see the difficulty in getting good voice matches.
    You have…

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  User experience/interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Glad to have you with us for so long! That’s a great suggestion, Ken. We’ll keep it in mind. In the meantime, while Character Animator doesn’t have our own site dedicated to user creations, there are many user groups online and we do have a Character Animator Forum at:
    https://forums.adobe.com/community/character-animator .

    May be a good discussion to start there and get some other folks in the community to help identify the right location for the idea. But, we’ll think about it too.

  9. Make Character Animator available for linux

    Make Character Animator available for linux

    5 votes
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  10. Puppet App Player

    I sell a lot of puppets, but I, and many other designers, could sell ALOT more if the customer didnt have to sign up for CH to operate the puppet. Bare with me, I have a solution. Its not only the cost, but some people find using the software difficult if they are not use to PC.MAC based programs, many today are use to using simple to load and play apps. What I propose is you build an app player that could operate .puppet files. I am not saying do it for free. Sell it for $50, I can get…

    19 votes
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  11. Bug Report

    This is a bug report. I'm working in Character Animator but cannot get my puppet into Photoshop to Edit even though I have the program open. I've followed instructions to use either control E or Edit Original in the Edit icon but nothing happening. Could you advise any further action.
    Many thanks,
    Victoria

    1 vote
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  12. Help with Adobe Character Animation

    Hi,

    I'm working in Character Animation and I cannot get into Photoshop with my puppet even though I have the program open,

    Can you help?

    Many thanks,

    Victoria

    1 vote
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    If you have photoshop and Character Animator installed on your computer, selecting your puppet in the Project panel or even in your timeline and pressing Command E (Mac) or Control E (PC) on your keyboard, will open the puppet in Photoshop or Illustrator, depending on which program it was created in. Does that solve your issue?

  13. import video to scene as background

    as that user can perform to match the timing of the background video

    30 votes
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    While the heading of this post is “import video as scene background”, and you can’t just grab any video file to do so, you can accomplish the requests of both comments in Character Animator now. By importing a PNG sequence. Once you’ve turned the video background you want into a PNG sequence, using an encoder/transcoder like Adobe Media Encoder, then, in Character Animator, go to:

    File→Import Cycle→
    (browse to PNG folder and click on first image of your PNG sequence)
    →Import

    You will create a puppet in your Project panel with the name of the sequence folder. Open this puppet in the Puppet panel (Rig workspace) and apply the Cycle Layers behavior to the root puppet layer. In the Properties panel, under ‘Behaviors’, you’ll see your Cycle Layers behavior and an item that says “Start” with a corresponding drop down menu that defaults to “Immediately”. Click on the drop down…

  14. I am getting an error when I import the free puppet Tull.

    I am getting an error when I import the free puppet Tull. I have the latest version of Character animator but I am getting an error code.

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    Does this issue occur if you import the Tull.puppet file into a new project, or just an existing project?

    Does the puppet show up in the Project panel after dismissing the error message?

    Another thing to try:
    1. Quit Character Animator, then wait ~10 seconds.
    2. Relaunch Character Animator and immediately hold down the Shift key while it’s launching. This prevents any scenes/puppets from opening in their respective panels.
    3. Try importing Tull.puppet again.

    Please let us know if that workaround works for you. Thanks.

  15. CLIP LABELS

    Would be nice to have the tracks labeled in the Timeline. The triggers are labeled.

    Sure would make it easier to find which track is which.

    4 votes
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  16. Sub Perks for CH Extension

    Subscriber benefits for the extension. Basically Subs either have access to certain triggers exclusively and they can have different prices. (such as it costs bits for regular people to trigger but for subs it's free)

    1 vote
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  17. Fix freeze on Mac os Mojave

    There is an issue with the latest version of character freezing when it shows the record section. I have the previous version installed now and it doesn't suffer with the fault.

    1 vote
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    What version of Mojave are you on? There were some issues with the very first release that were resolved by users updating to 10.14.1 or higher. Let us know if you continue to have issues.

  18. 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

    26 votes
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  19. clipping masks from illustrator files

    Does Ch support clipping masks that have already been created inside of Adobe Illustrator or do you have to recreate them inside Ch?

    2 votes
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  20. Allow Replays to be Unaffected by Independence Changes

    While adjusting settings in my newest puppet I discovered that replays are affected by the dependence/independence settings of the puppet.

    For example, the replays of my puppet were recorded while the torso was set as independent. Once I changed the torso to dependent, the replays became erratic and the arm positions were completely messed up. Almost all of the replays need to re-recorded. Adjusting other settings like the attach style and dependence/independence of other groups did not resolve the issue.

    Please:
    1. Include this in the documentation and info about Character Animator. The current details imply that replays are "set…

    2 votes
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