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  1. Allow keyframing using draggers

    The workaround for keyframes (using the transform behavior) being used in draggers is good. The problem I run into is now both objects marked (like the elbows) are rotating using the transform tool (because ARM IK is set at the body level). Posing arms would be a lot easier with the ability to set keyframes for arms or wherever draggers are.

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  2. Viseme order when pasting into AE

    The information available on how to do this is, at best, incomplete and at worst, wrong.

    Referring to the page here: https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/adobe-character-animator/using/export.html#LipSyncTakeexportforAfterEffects
    Step #2 says to create a comp with the visemes "matching the order of visemes in Character Animator’s Visemes context menu" and gives an example of the order being Neutral, Aa, D "and so on".
    The problem is that in Character Animator (current version 2.11) the viseme order in the context menu is different. See screenshot.

    Just to complicate things, the layer order of the visemes in the default head PSD is different again.

    So… which is the…

    2 votes
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  3. Solo mode for "Puppet Track Behavior" Recording

    Add a "solo record" Toggle to "Puppet Track Behavior" items.
    Just like the solo button from AE.

    With something like that, the User can simply record few Behaviors instead of having to turn OFF every other Behavior doesn't need to be recorded.

    2 votes
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  4. Support Adobe Fresco / Adobe Draw for CH artwork creation

    Adobe Draw on iPad and now Adobe Fresco support a flat list of layers - no nesting possible. It would be nice if I can use a flat list of layers and maybe use layer name to control nesting - e.g. “Head - Mouth - Ah” as the layer name instead of grouping.

    This would however require Alfresco etc to support LOTS of layers. I know Photoshop is coming to the iPad - maybe that is the better approach. I just want vector artwork, so I want Illustrator on the iPad I guess.

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  5. Make example puppets easily accessible after starting a new project

    When you first open Character Animator you are given a list of example puppets, but it's not easy to go back to that menu after selecting one.

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  6. Drag triggers to timeline

    I would be great if we could drag triggers from the control panel onto the time line instead of having to record each trigger, it gets time consuming when you have to turn off all other recordings just to add 1 trigger.

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  7. 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.

    2 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?

  9. 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

    2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Physics responds in random way, so it is impossible to record ball play

    Physics responds in random way, so it is impossible to record ball play, because the ball work different every time you export. So maybe internal record (like life performance) would solve this.

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  12. BUG Report: GL Error

    Hi,

    I am experiencing a GL error when I try to run Character Animator and haven't managed to run it successfully yet. I have attached screenshots to give you more information

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  13. Character Animator Crashes When "RIG" Window is Selected

    It would be great if this issue can be resolved soon, I can prep and record just fine, but when i try to re-rig the bones, it crashed before the skeleton loads up

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    Are you on macOS or Windows? And what version of the OS are you on?

    If you’re on macOS, does the Adobe Crash Reporter window appear after the app crashes? If so, please provide some details in the report, such as the URL for this bug report, so that we can correlate it with this report.

    If you’re on Windows, do you have an NVIDIA GeForce GPU? If so, and you recently updated the graphics/display driver to a newer version, please try an older version as we have heard of reports that newer GeForce drivers might be causing an issue.

    Also, is your artwork Photoshop or Illustrator?

    Thanks.

  14. 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?

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  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…

    2 votes
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  20. Stream via Instagram Live

    I want to stream my character on Instagram Live.

    2 votes
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