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  1. Preview resolution

    I would be good if you could add a preview mode for animating in CH, so you can reduce the quality of the animation while animating to improve frame rate.

    This is something that is done in After effects and think would work well in CH

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  2. Scene resize resolution

    I would be good to make it possible to resize the resolution of the scene and have all elements (puppets and backgrounds) resize to match.

    Currently if you change the resolution, you then have to resize each element individually, if you have a lot in a scene this can be time consuming.

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  3. 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?

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    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.

  4. 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!

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    Sirr Less responded

    Hopefully this issue has solved itself in newer releases. Let us know if you’re still having the problem.

  5. 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

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    Needs More Info  ·  Sirr Less responded

    If you select the scene in the project panel and hit command+D key, it will duplicate the scene and contents. Is that what you’re asking for?

  6. 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.

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  7. [Bug] Edit visemes with .ai puppets

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

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    Needs More Info  ·  Sirr Less responded

    That shouldn’t be an issue. Can you tell us more or zip up a project and post it? Regardless of your file type, visemes should be editable.

  8. 1 vote

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    Sirr Less responded

    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”.

  9. 3 votes

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    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?

  10. Optimize CH to work better with Illustrator

    The older versions of CH as well as the latest version of CH still has issues with puppets created in AI. I tested the Chloe (AI) puppet in the latest version of CH and the performance is awful. I'm getting about 4.5 FPS. I tested the Red Monster (PS) in the same version of CH and it worked fine. Is there anyway to optimize CH to work better with puppets created in AI.

    Laptop Specs: Dell XPS 9560 2018, 16 GB RAM, I7, 512SSD, NVIDIA GE 1050

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  11. 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.

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    Sirr Less responded

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

  12. Import triggers from other puppets

    I was thinking a great and time-saving feature would be an option to import triggers from other puppets. Kind of like Tull has a set controls list, it would be great to say import Outstretched, or import a set of triggers to a puppet in development. Something like Import->Triggers and then the.puppet folder opens and you select which puppet you want to import the triggers from.

    11 votes

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  13. 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 .

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    Sirr Less responded

    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?

  14. 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.

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  15. 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…

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    Sirr Less responded

    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.

  16. 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.

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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    Needs More Info  ·  Sirr Less responded

    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?

  19. 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)

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  20. 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.

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    Sirr Less responded

    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.

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