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  1. 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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  2. rigging several characters in one scene

    in adobe CH You can put as many characters into a scene as you want, but there's no current way to control 2 heads/voices with one webcam.
    it would be awesome to put that feature

    1 vote

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    If the puppet tracks are armed (red record button for the track is enabled), then all of those puppet tracks will respond to the webcam and microphone at the same time. You can select multiple puppet track Arm for Record buttons by Shift-clicking them (or Command-click on macOS, Ctrl-click on Windows).

    Can you tell us if you are trying to control 2 characters simultaneously with 2 performers? If you want to do that, you can do it by running 2 instances of Ch and bringing both sources into a program like OBS.

  3. Multiple characters in a scene

    It would be awesome if adobe adds a feature to support multiple character animation and rig in one scene

    2 votes

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  4. Include a library of objects & actions to pre-populate scenes

    One thing that "explainer animation" tools often have is a lot of pre-populated settings / objects for characters (and sometimes animations for those objects). For instance, you can drag and drop a "cell phone" to a character, and it will have them hold it, and you can drag in an animation of them tapping the screen.

    Other 2D animation tools have things like walk/run cycles, jumps and hops, dancing, etc, that can drive the animation of a character at a certain point.

    Not only would it be great to have a library of tools to create rich movements (and add…

    1 vote

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  5. Bug: Windows move, when switching from rig mode to record mode

    I work with two screens and put my timeline on one, the rest on the other. When I switch to rig mode and switch back, the timeline has changed to a small spot inside the big grey window. When I change the width it comes back. I work with Windows 10.

    2 votes

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  6. 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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  7. Support for transcripts/subtitles when auto lip syncing

    Allow support for importing a transcript or subtitle file, so the auto lip sync could analyse both the audio and the transcript for a more accurate result.

    If the program knows exactly what words are said, it should presumably have a much better idea of which 'Visemes' to use.
    (Though obviously this wouldn't work for a live stream aha!

    18 votes

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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?

    10 votes

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  9. Criador de Caracteres

    Inicio o Criador de Caracteres em meu mac, ele fala a primeira frase para fazer uma expressão neutra e para por aí.

    Há algo que possa fazer para corrigir este erro ?

    Obrigado

    1 vote

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  10. DOUBLE CLICK TO RESET THE SLIDERS

    Premiere Pro has an option to reset the sliders of Lumetri Color when you hit twice on them.

    Your developing team could add this functionality to all the sliders of all the effects of all the Adobe video & audio apps.

    It could be awesome ;)

    TKS, Adobe

    1 vote

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  11. Develop a web API

    It would be amazing to be able to implement the puppets inside a website, can we have this please?! :D

    1 vote

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  12. Behavior Strength Percentage

    An overall "Strength" parameter for behaviors. I have some eyebrows that are going to high in my position take. Just take the behavior strength down to compensate.

    2 votes

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  13. Isolate Parameters When Selected

    When a take is selected in the timeline, just the parameters for the clip(s) are shown, eliminating the hunt for the specified parameter.

    Deselect clip(s) to show all parameters.

    1 vote

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  14. 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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  15. Output to Virtual Camera

    It would be nice to have the option to output a scene in realtime as a 'virtual camera', so that it can be properly imported into streaming programs such as OBS.

    As of now, my current method is to use "Window Capture" of Character Animator, but it captures all of the GUI as well, and it's kind of laggy on a Mac computer.

    2 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OBS can take an NDI and Syphon (mac only) input so there is no need for a screen scrape. You also get alpha that way for compositing in the app. NDI is a separate plugin that you download from their site. In Ch, go to the preferences and turn on Syphon/NDI to begin using it.

  16. Make Character Animator available for linux

    Make Character Animator available for linux

    6 votes

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  17. Add Volume level adjustment for imported audio clips

    There does not seem to be a way to adjust audio levels from imported clips such as sound effects and background music. I can do this in an external app but its cumbersome and hit and miss. So having a simple audio level lever would be awesome and save a lot of time.

    10 votes

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    Just to confirm, does the menu bar say “Version 2.0” or “Version 2.0.1”?

    If it says “Version 1.1”, “Version 1.1.1”, or “Version 1.5”, what is your OS version? Here are the system requirements: https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-character-animator/system-requirements.html

    If it says “Version 1.0.6” or earlier, you are using the Beta or Preview version of Character Animator. There is a separate “Character Animator CC” entry in the Creative Cloud application to install, separate from “Character Animator CC (Beta)”.

  19. Character Animator live streaming mojave issues

    After upgrading to Mojave MacOS, we are having significant performance issues with our existing CA live-streaming setups. Our setup is this:

    CA 2018 or 2019 (720 project, 20fps) -> Wirecast or OBS (via NDI or Syphon, tried both) -> RTMP (1.5mbps 30fps 540p) to our servers

    When running some of our triggered animations of our puppets, the FPS out of CA drops to single digits, and seems to combat Wirecast or OBS, which in turn drops dozens/hundreds frames on Wirecast or OBS. This did not happen in previous versions of MacOS, and we have taken the same project files/config and…

    3 votes

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  20. Stream via Instagram Live

    I want to stream my character on Instagram Live.

    3 votes

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