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  1. More mouth constants. "Th", "K", "P", "Ch", etc.

    Complex mouths look pretty bad when synced to audio, and it becomes very noticeable that some sounds don't have proper lip pronunciations such as "Th", "Z", "K", "P", and "Wh".

    Getting the 12 essentials would be a massive improvement and allow for more complex designs.

    9 votes

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  2. Layer Colors to CA

    Photoshop/Illustrator Layer colors to Character Animator.

    3 votes

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  3. Concept one to motion

    If you can record full face movements, why not record full body motion like motion capture with no need to push buttons to walk , run or jump?

    3 votes

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  4. [BUG] puppet walks off screen

    Hello there,

    if I change the timeline, the puppet will be lost.

    Could you please solve this issue?

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=19-nbBMItjpKVtPmi9pZnB5sX75VzQJFg

    Thank you in advance.

    Kind regards,
    Dennis

    3 votes

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  5. I found a bug when you switch PC's

    When I Switched PC's and Switched my Ip's I was able to register charecter animator for a second trial when I already used my trial before.

    2 votes

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  6. Nested Swap Sets

    Can we have NESTED SWAP SETS?

    When I hit "Generate Controls," it tells me I have 496 triggers. I love that the program can handle this BUT really, a lot of these are repeats from one head position or body position to the next. Adding a swap set for hands, on multiple arm positions is what created this giant tedious day (496!) with my MIDI controller.

    If the Swap Sets could understand that two same-named arm positions with same-name hand positions are the same, you would TOTALLY SAVE US SO MUCH TIME!!

    Also, if swap sets could be nested in…

    2 votes

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  7. Export nulls from Character Animator to After Effects

    Just getting rolling with CA so please forgive if my terminology is way off. It seems to me it'd be very helpful if we could create Nulls in CA that we could export to AE. Then we'd be able to use the nulls in AE to attach objects, use as emitters, center points for effects... all kinds wacky of stuff.

    I'd think we should also be able to assign these nulls in CA to our eye's performances and any draggable handles.

    Dogging CA so far... thanks for the cool tool.

    10 votes

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  8. I want to create Scripts to Character Animator, is it possible?

    Where is SDK documentation? CEP PANELS? JSX add-ons?

    6 votes

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    Still interested in your thoughts on Dan’s comment below:

    “Out of curiosity, what kinds of scripts do you want to add? We’ve considered various sorts of SDK support, but feedback on what ways you want to extend the app would help us decide on how to prioritize those efforts.”

  9. Use recorded video files as animation source

    I want to use talent in a studio to record voices and basic character movements for our workflow. We already have proper sound isolation for this, but not in front of computers. Therefore, it would be great to be able to use proper green-screened, high-fidelity audio recordings, as an input into Character Animator. Webcam input only cripples quality.

    19 votes

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    As a workaround for importing video to animate against, you can import a PNG or JPG sequence (File → Import Cycle…) and use the Cycle Layers option for Start = Synced to timeline. This is new in version 2.1 released in April 2019.

  10. Connecting face triggers to other elements - or - Creating emotion sets

    The problem i'm having right now with creating different emotion sets (sad, confused, happy etc.) is that it's something very basic and important, yet time consuming and complicated to do on a live performance.

    my idea is:
    if we could somehow for example, connect between the "smile" behavior that the camera tracks from the face, and connect it to other elements created for a smile set like eyebrows, eyes, cheeks etc. which will be triggered automatically.

    if you make a sad/smile/surprised face, the camera detects it and automatically triggers sad eyes, eyebrows, maybe even body poses!

    basic emotions that are…

    5 votes

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  11. "joysticks and sliders" like option in character animator!

    this would be a game changer for CH. something like this after effect script: https://aescripts.com/joysticks-n-sliders/#

    for controlling facial expression non-live, maybe even the rigging system can improve the live option, this really gives a 3d illustion to 2d animations, and it seems pretty simple in after effects.

    17 votes

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  12. Getting dangle and collision effects to work together.

    To have objects that dangle be able to collide properly with other objects when they dangle. At the current time the object just appears to be dangling but actually stays in the same spot.

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2520232

    7 votes

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  13. Walk Behaviour: Add hip sway walk behaviour & walk forward behaviour like Wonder boy

    Hi,
    1. As most of my characters are woman, I'd love to be able to give them a hip sway to their walk behaviour.
    2. Would be great if you can have a Walk Front behaviour like Wonder Boy. Also include a hip sway with this behaviour.
    Thanks

    8 votes

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    For #1, the just-released Version 2.0 has support for separate Left/Right Hip tags and a Hip Sway parameter in the Walk behavior that can move the handles to simulate hip sway, more so for quarter-drawn characters. See this tutorial for more information: youtube.com/watch?v=b1GLkNVVEGk

  14. Enabling record for a take should not discard other property values set up for recordings

    If you have say three properties armed (red dot on) and you set up all the draggers etc, then you decide to arm the "trigger" behavior as well, it loses all the other values you set up for armed behavior properties (e.g. all the drags you set up ready for the record are reset). I don't think arming or disarming a property should reset values for other properties (especially draggers). It should only reset a specific property if the "arm" (record) button is turned off for that property.

    7 votes

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  15. default puppet position option

    I think this would be very helpful!
    the basic position in which we design the character is almost never a default position for it. So you always need to start with one dragger recording of a default position, and than on top of that additional dragger recordings.

    it would be great if we could build one or maybe even a number of "default" body positions and choose without needing to record it with a different dragger!

    hope i explained it properly :)

    3 votes

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  17. Scale Track Height (Premiere Style)

    Would be nice to be able to scale the track size vertically in the timeline like Premiere's behavior.

    3 votes

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  18. Parenting to Dragger etc.

    Would be nice to be able to parent items to a null or dragger. For instance if I want to parent both pupils to dragger, I could then just move the dragger around to control them.

    10 votes

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  19. Pixel mask on a group

    Working on an illustrator's existing character, I wanted to ease my pain and use a layer mask on the group of faces.

    Except it only works layer by layer. (one mask, one layer) whereas Photoshop proposes also the "one group, one mask" option.

    I don't know if it would be possible to add that.

    2 votes

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  20. Make the default be the last thing you did, rather than the pre-set default

    Please change the default setting to what you did previously, rather than some pre-determined default. It is so irritating to constantly have to go back, un check the red buttons, etc.

    For instance, in recording a walk behavior, you have to go back to the beginning, so your characters are in the correct place, then you have to make sure to fix the body speed so that they actually record. If you want to record it over again, you AGAIN have to go back re-do the body speed.

    There should be a default to what you just did and then…

    4 votes

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