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  1. parallax exclude profile views

    It would be nice if there was an option for parallax to exclude profile views. I've got a series of puppets where I wouldn't mind having parallax on the frontal and quarter views, however it makes the nose and mouth move off the face in profile, so I have to disable parallax altogether.

    Unless this option already exists buried somewhere?

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  2. Give starter mode access to shortcuts and the drag feature - created by a pro user.

    Hi guys - thank you for this fun application, I came across it just two weeks ago and even when sometimes I'm not super sure how to do stuff - most of the time it works out!
    I started to animate the character illustration I did for my d&d group - and it is so much fun to stream my character while playing online via web came. Also we are starting to stream our sessions on twitch - but not everyone is fine with showing their faces - so I thought - what a perfect match! and started to build…

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  3. after my update no audio will play back in character animator

    after updtating, i think, all the sudden character animator will not play back any audio. I have changed all settings. audio works in every way on my computer with all other applications including audio recording aplications. I have been to ten forums and tried everything. THis is the only program that audio will not play back in. Audio file shows up. Suipposedly records, I can see the waveform and everything, animation even plays but no audio. No mutes, everything is working but... no audio. Please help, I have deadllines.

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  4. I am unable to paste 'Extract and Copy Face measurements' data from After Effects onto a Character Animator puppet

    Attempted using two different PC's and installations of the software with the same result. Was able to paste the data to a text document so it is there. Character Animator won't accept it. This is a bug. Please fix it.

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    Hi Greg,

    Are you using After Effects version 22.6 and Character Animator version 22.5, or other combination of versions? I'm not currently able to reproduce the issue.

    Just to confirm, if you paste the text into Notepad, then select all the text there and copy it, does it then work when you try to paste the data onto the selected puppet track in Character Animator?

    Would you be willing to share the face tracking data with us to help diagnose what might be going on? If so, just save the text file from Notepad. If you prefer to keep the text file private, can you send me a private message on the Character Animator user forum (https://www.adobe.com/go/chfeedback )?

    Thanks.

  5. copy sound items from one timeline to another

    it's really odd that you can copy puppets and behavior items from one timeline to another, but you just can't copy the sound. it makes the whole copy option useless if i want to copy edits i made into a new timeline.

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  6. zooming in and out -timeline

    zooming in and out in the timeline is very slow and bulky

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  7. Simplify and focus on key core features

    Not having a solid solution for mirroring quarters and profiles without breaking lefts and rights makes intricate puppets a frigging nightmare to build, test, and iterate. These tools and workflow seem like an afterthought and it makes sense why even Dave Werner doesnt make advanced head turns or use illustrator for rigging. He knows what a nightmare it is. This is unacceptable as a professional tool and may be why you're leaning to premade puppet consumer grade nonsense for tiktokers with the new motion library ****. Make better documentation and focus on better puppet building workflows. Please. Otherwise the free…

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  8. Motion Library: "Record One Motion" button is slightly confusing for me

    Hello. I think it's a little confusing for me with the "Record One Motion" button. It isn't really clear how to continuously record a loop motion (unless you record one motion and then drag the layer out on the timeline). In this instance, I'm trying to use it to create a dance loop.

    I think there should also be a "Record a continuous looped motion" or a "Record loop throughout Work area" button to compliment that button.

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  9. Feature Request: Walk Speed as SPM (steps per minute) instead of percentages

    I am constantly having to convert steps per minute to the arbitrary step percentage (which I calculated as roughly 120 steps per minute at 100%). For music videos, it could be nice to just type the exact steps per minute that someone would want into the step speed to match the tempo of the song.

    I think this feature could even leak into the motion library. I know most of the speeds in the motion library vary (especially dancing) but I think if there was a base speed for all motion library dances and walks then it would be helpful.

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  10. Feature Request: It would be awesome if there was a sort of way to do a 100% upscale of a puppet.

    Some of the puppets I have are about 1000x1000 pixels as a PSD. That's pretty low resolution nowadays and I wish I could upscale the puppets (in photoshop or 3rd party software) and then link the puppet back to adobe character animator and all of the original functionality that I had on the original puppet would remain.

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  11. Group Multiple Behaviors for Arm/Disarm

    It would be very helpful if we could bundle certain behaviors together - like in a group or folder that can be turned on and off at once - so that we could arm/disarm behaviors more easily. For instance if you have multiple head turners applied to different views, and want to turn them all off at once, or if you want to bundle lip sync, eye gaze, and face behaviors so that you can disarm them when working with the draggers, then disarm draggers and arm those behaviors for recording.

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  12. .psd importer doesn't work, write software to allow importing .psd files

    When I use the Character Animator "File" import function, none of my .ai or .psd show up as eligible for importing. The user documentation says it should, but it doesn't. So the this program is unusable for me.

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  13. make it work

    I hit record it says its recording ... then it freezes

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  14. Tool to scale and rotate layers pivoting from the main handle while rigging

    Currently, setting the scaling and rotation value to a layer results in scaling and rotaing the layer arbitrary from the center of the layer. Instead, I would like to see a rigging tool that can scale and rotate the layer by using its main handle (green and named with the name of the layer) as pivot.

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  15. Adding tags for parallaxing hair, ears, beard and other facial features

    I would like to see additional tags for parallaxing facial feature located on the different part of the characters' face. Ones can be side hairs, bang, back hair, hat, ears, glasses, beard and so on.

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  16. All Behavoirs need to be applied to the active layer detemined by swap set and cycle layers

    When I added smooth head turns and multiple body views to my character, I run into the issue where I have to add certain behaviors, such as eye gaze, face, body and limb IK, to multiple layers in order for them to work.

    On head, I have "smooth" head turn setup using the head views tag and the cycle layers behavior. Inside each head view layer, I have a 2-frame cycle consist of the main head drawing and an in-between head drawing that gets cycled during head turn. The issue I'm having is that if I just add the eye…

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  17. Addition of a new layer to a layer folder in PSD should reflect its duplicate folder in CA

    Hi, I have been trying to shorten the rigging time by only having right three quarter folder layer in the PSD then used the Edit --> Duplicate command to make a duplicate of the folder layer to create its flipped side. The issue I run into is that when I open the source PSD in Photoshop then add a new layer to the original folder layer, the new layer only gets added to the original folder but not to the duplicate folders. It will be nice if the duplicated folders also receive the new layers added to the source PSD…

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  18. Locking Layers

    I think that it would be great if we could lock layers that we are not working on. Sometimes I find myself making errors unaware because a layer is not locked. Other than that...I think that the software is AWESOME and I am so grateful for the brilliant minds behind CH. Thanks for all that you do!

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  19. CUANDO ESTOY EN MODO PRO NO PUEDO USAR LA CUNFIÓN DE AÑADIR EMOCIONES, OJALA LO ARREGLEN

    NO EXISTE EN MODO PRO LA OPCION DE AGREGAR EMOCIONES, DEBERIA EXISTIR NO SOLO EN MODO INICIO SINO PRO TAMBIEN

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  20. Maker for .maker files

    Honestly, if you ever made a character in character makers, most of them are made by people who are doing them for other people, not company. While with maker files, there is a set of puppets you can choose from, and the styles are limited. Making a maker for .maker files would be a great solution! There are artist who will be able to make a custom makers, and Character Animator community would rise! There is a need for it.

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