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  1. Live edit-ability of photoshop file on iPad Pro via Mobile Photoshop App

    Hi. Flipping love this program. Soooo much. A bunch.

    Also, I love the mobile Photoshop app. It is my favorite way to create and edit the artwork for my puppets, backgrounds....etc.

    My idea centers around, (what may be in fact, nothing more than ignorance) my perceived inability to edit/access the puppet photoshop file from my iPad Pro, in the way Character Animator natively uses the desktop Photoshop program(app? Am I supposed to call them all apps now? ****....).

    I suppose what I'm looking to do is this: I'm editing/rigging a character in CA. I "edit original," and am given an…

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  2. Change colour of takes in Timeline

    To be able to change colour of takes, the same as you can change colour of clips in PR

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  3. Provide more diverse and professional examples

    I am a professor of art with an MFA in animation specifically. I need to see more examples provided which reflect the competency in figure drawing we encourage students to aspire and practice. Currently, that is not reflected in the examples provided. Additionally, where diversity is portrayed, diversity includes age. By restricting your examples to those that depict generally teenagers and children, you send a message we in art programs in art schools and colleges let alone education and the motion picture industry are trying to change. Individuals and companies are judged by actions vs words. This is one area…

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    2 comments  ·  User experience/interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    @Lisa Rose, you’ll get no argument on the diversity front and keep an eye on the blog – https://theblog.adobe.com/creative-cloud/character-animator/ – as we add new puppets. You also can find some less age specific examples in our earlier shared puppets here: https://character.adobelanding.com/puppets/

    In regard to the drawing styles, would you be kind enough to post a couple examples of the types of artwork that indicate the competency in figure drawing you’re describing? While we always strive to make people aware of how many styles can be brought into the app, it would help to have the particular perspective to discuss. Thanks!

  4. Hello, I am working with Ch and would like to see the list of sounds that is supposed to be rocognized? I

    Hello, I am working with Ch and would like to know if anyone have seen the list of sounds that is

    supposed to be rocognized?

    I think I have heard like 150 different sounds...

    actually I am working with, Swedish, English, French and Spannish, so there aere defdenitively different ways to prounounce the letters....

    Do I have to explain?

    well. in english e is e and a is a and y is y and i is i

    but then if I change to swedish....

    the i is like the english e

    and in spannish the a is like the english…

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  5. dont auto fill space when entering visemes

    It is very counterproductive and takes up a lot of my time to fix it.

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  7. Beard Recognition

    I've noticed quite a few problems using the camera with a full (and dark color) beard. This causes two problems.

    First, the software seems to confuse my mouth and my beard hair.

    Second, the software can't recognize the bottom of my chin. This makes sense, but it keeps jumping from the bottom of my mouth to the bottom of the beard. This tricks the software into thinking that I'm rapidly moving towards and away from the camera. This could be fixed by using eye and nose tracking to triangulate the position and calculate the scale of the face in relation…

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  8. Fuze and character animator will be work together ?

    Fuze and character animator will be work together ?

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  9. characterizer edit not working

    When I create a new character style in characterizer, or attempt to edit an existing one, the brush does not work. Trying to change what is hair, face, etc.. does not function.

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    Can you provide more details on your configuration…

    • Which version of Character Animator are you using?
    • Are you on macOS or Windows, and which versio of the OS?
    • Are you using a mouse or stylus?
    • So clicking the different brush types (Background, Face, etc.) doesn’t change the selection, or something else?
    • Does changing the Brush Size setting change the brush size cursor when hovering over the image?
    • Does it not function to draw those regions above the image? i.e., does it not paint the selected brush color?

    Thanks.

  10. Arm Movements changing on re-open

    Ever since 2020 came out each time I reopen Character Animator all of my Arm movements are completely off. I can post a video for a better example. but the arms get turned around and down. almost like everything was flipped upon re-entry.

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    0 comments  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    If you hold down the Alt/Option key while clicking the Refresh Scene button (in the lower-right corner of the Scene panel), does it make any difference?

    If not, can you send us a shared link to your project so that we can diagnose the issue? To do this:
    1. Choose File > Reveal Project in Finder/Explorer.
    2. Quit Character Animator.
    3. In the Finder/Explorer window that was opened, archive the project folder (the one that contains the .chproj file, and Ch Data and Ch Media subfolders) to a .zip file. Don’t just send us the .chproj file.
    4. Send us a direct e-mail with a shared link (via Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) to the .zip file.

    Thanks.

  11. Idea for mouth movements in Lip Sync function

    Presently the mouth shapes for "ah" and "oh" are inserted as still frames as determined by the speech file.

    How about we have intermediate frames for these mouth shapes? Like the transition from "ah" to "oh" could have just a few frames of transitionary shapes between these two (which we could upload ourselves). The program could then insert these transitionary phases in automatically depending on the order of the shapes. It would be very easy for the program to do this.

    It would make the whole thing look so much smoother, and if it worked, I think would be an…

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  12. select silent mouth shapes

    I have a giant mustache so its hard for the camera to tell during silent moments if my mouth is neutral, smiling or open. would be great if when editing a recording you could select which of the silent mouth shapes that shows, rather than having to rerecord those parts.

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  13. Let the User input Numeric Values inside Sliders from the "Controls" Panel

    Sometimes the User needs to input specific numeric values on Position X or any other property driven by Sliders.

    It would be nice if he was allowed to do this by double clicking the Slider, or through a text box that also shows the current value from the slider.

    When dealing with Grouped Sliders,
    the values could vary from 0% to 100%.

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  14. Revamping the Triggers Panel

    On a big project, is kinda hard to look through every group of layers in order to fix or change the Triggers and Swap Sets.
    And sometimes we have to work with duplicated triggers to do something like running a Replay and a Layer Cycle at the same time.

    What if we have a robust Triggers Panel, based on Adobe's "Keyboard Shortcut" window. So the user could search and attach
    his triggers to the keyboard, without worring too much about the Layers Hierarchy.

    It could even be color coded, like on the Mockup image Attatched

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  15. Automatically release the Trigger from a Child Group of layers before releasing The trigger from a Parent Group

    For example, the user has a group of Cycle layers,
    some of them are nested inside each other,
    and they are sorted like this:

    . IdleLayerCycle
    . Jumping
    LayerCycle
    . SittingLayerCycle -> SittingAndWavingGoodbye

    If the user wants to go from "SittingAndWavingGoodbye" to "JumpingLayerCycle",
    he has to turn off the "SittingAndWavingGoodbye"trigger,
    then turn off "Sitting
    LayerCycle",
    to finally activate the "Jumping_LayerCycle" trigger.

    Maybe we could have a less painful way to cycle through Nested groups.

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  16. Add "Camera Input / Head Position Strength" Property to the "Layer Picker" Behavior

    With that feature, the user could customize detailed Headturns
    or have more control when animating items like headphones or glasses.

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  17. Allow user to break the "Head Position Strength" Property from the "Camera Input" Behavior into "Horizontal & Vertical" Strength properties

    This would let the user fully customize and improve advanced headturns (made through stacking multiple Face Behaviors).

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  18. Allow CH puppet to create live track inside Adobe Rush (on iPad)

    Related to streaming, it would be great if I could create a puppet on desktop but create a recording using the puppet on my iPad. I can author a video on my iPad using Adobe Rush which is pretty nice, but I had to give up using my puppet as the show host.

    Yeah, this sounds hard. I guess more realistic is creating a video file and uploading to desktop. There is that separate request to allow a video as the background so you can use the timeline to move forward/backwards and animate over the top (keeping the animation in…

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  19. Audio Hardware

    Switching monitors and auddio devices on a mac and pc causes a ton of these pop up boxes. Even when I select do not show again, I'm stuck having to close 10+ of these every time using Character Animator. I switch screens, audio devices (headphones to monitor) etc... a lot, so these add up.

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  20. 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.

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