Puppet App Player
I sell a lot of puppets, but I, and many other designers, could sell ALOT more if the customer didnt have to sign up for CH to operate the puppet. Bare with me, I have a solution. Its not only the cost, but some people find using the software difficult if they are not use to PC.MAC based programs, many today are use to using simple to load and play apps. What I propose is you build an app player that could operate .puppet files. I am not saying do it for free. Sell it for $50, I can get a customer to buy the app, and you will get many more non-adobe users potentially using a new product of yours
David Simons (Adobe) commented
See the free Starter mode, added in June this year: https://pages.adobe.com/character/en/starter
Antony Digital Puppets commented
Hi Ekaterina we posted this request before the puppet player was available. We run Digital puppets / Avatar store :) We mainly sell custom puppets for people and have been trying to update the store with more characters but just don't get enough time. We find the magic mirror design we have sells well and so does the pumpkin at Halloween.
Ekaterina Stukota commented
I think Adobe has already developed such a player. You can see that https://avatarstore.co.uk already offers to use Adobe Puppet Player.
You said that you sell a lot of puppets. What types of puppets do you sell? We created 2 puppets till now and continue working on new puppets. We created Nelson puppet for free download:
Albert premium puppet:
We didn't sell puppets till now but hope to sell a lot. What's your advice on what puppets to create that people will want to buy?
Creators at www.animationguides.com
Mordi Levi commented
this would be amazing! really push what we can do professionally for REAL clients and make this software usable and not just fun to create in. after all, i think that most of us are professionals making a living from this, so this definitely should be a priority.
Mordi Levi commented
this is really needed! it's like a customer would have to purchase and install illustrator in order to see something I've designed for him. He need an "acrobat reader" for puppets, so he could stream/showcase easily.
i software's potential is really how professionals can use it for their business and clients can order work from them and make this process easy on both sides.
@ Less: He means it like Acrobat Reader. A designer creates a puppet with Character Animator and with the reader, a customer can stream it then, for example on You Tube live. Thus, the user does not have to laboriously create a puppet and get familiar with Character Animator and can immediately start streaming. That would make the App very popular.
I agree with that.
I think that this would greatly benefit both designers and make a good profit for Adobe too
That's a great idea!!!!
Ryan Griffin commented
I'm trying to get people to adopt puppets for game streams and such. This would be a fantastic feature for promoting the product.
Sirr Less commented
If there were a "reader" what other applications would you like to use it in first and what for?
It's great that puppet creators can make puppets for themselves or other Adobe CC users, but one of the great pulls to other Adobe programs is that end users and customers can use the end product without the need to have the program that created them (for example, videos, photos, websites, etc., built using adobe products). Character Animator doesn't just make plain static media though, what it makes can be much more interactive!
I think it would be great for the popularity of Character Animator if there was a "light" or "reader" app which could be downloaded for free, allowing users/clients to load puppet rigs and use something akin to the stream section only of Character Animator.
Editing bells and whistles like the timeline in Record mode, Rigging, and any other actual adjustments of the puppets could be limited to Adobe Character Animator.