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  1. Allow CH to open and work on files saved on network drives

    This is an extremely important function for teams to collaborate on CH. Every time we try to access a file located on a network drive we get the error message -

    "Cannot open project << F: //ANIMA/.../Ch Data / repo.noindex / >> If it is on a server, copy it to a local disk and open it from from this location."

    So currently we have to backup or copy file packages to and fro different local drives to be able to work off different computers, which is very cumbersome.

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  2. Frame nudge

    It would be helpful to be able to nudge performance elements forwards or backward a frame at a time. I'm able to do this in Premier by selecting a piece of footage, holding ALT, and using the arrow keys. It's a great way to quickly adjust timings.

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  3. with an mp4 file in the background

    I would like to record with an mp4 file in the background.

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  4. Motion blur on camera moves

    Is there a way to add motion blur on camera moves? I find that when creating camera moves with a scene camera the motion is very choppy. I realise I can do this in AE, but it is time-saving just to add camera set-ups in CA.

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  5. Live background

    I'm new to Adobe and just started to use Character Animator. And I love it. But I can't find a way you can have a live backgroud in Character Animator. So I gues you can't do it. By live backgroud I mean you could set the desktop as background so you can have a caracter that can explain whats on the screen. I have two screens and want to make a video for my students where the puppets shows and explain what I'm showing on the other screen. If you could import the desktop live, or if you could have…

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  6. I can't open Photoshop puppet's Edit Original from Character Animator.

    I am using Character Animator and I can't open Photoshop puppet's Edit Original from Character Animator.
    I can open illustrator puppets by clicking Edit Original from Character Animator but it won't work for Photoshop puppets.

    When I click Photoshop puppet's Edit Original from Chracter animator, pictures pop up in a different picture program.

    Please help me.

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  7. Delete Unwanted Projects

    You would be able to delete projects in your project file if they are un wanted.

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  8. Well it is getting strange...

    Marking the EYES as the HEAD
    and when making changes in PS
    changes are sometimes not reflected in CH
    so I just trash everything and start over.
    Even PS is very delayed in reaction time.

    I used PS for years and this new working
    from the iCloud does not make a solid reliable
    application. VERY BUGY!

    Like this see screen shots. Just mad edit in PS
    went to scene to record in CH and look at my face?!

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  9. Cross-eyed pupils keyboard input

    Would be fun to have a keyboard input for crossed-eyes. Maybe if you held down Up+Down keys together, perhaps.

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  10. Ability to make background transparent.

    Please update to allow the background to be made transparent so the animation can be layered on top of presentations or other projects. Camtasia has this function and I don't want to use Camtasia solely for this function. It would be great if this function could be added. Thank you

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  11. copy and paste animated puppets from one scene to another

    I would like to copy and paste animated puppets from one scene to another.

    When I try to do this I get a pop-up message (see attached pic)

    What I wanted CH to do is "simply" paste one puppet with all its recorded parameters, keyframes, behaviors form one scene no another.

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  12. markers

    Copy markers from After Effects and paste into Character Animator. Or at the very least, copy markers within Character Animator and paste into a different scene.

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  13. Position export to After Effects

    I would love to be able to export the screen coordinates of a Handle to After Effects. This would allow users to link another object or video clip to a puppet easily in After Effects.

    For example, exporting the position data from a handle on a handheld torch would allow the user to add a lighting effect that moves with the character.

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  14. Auto Pupil Micro-dart Movement

    If Auto Blink also had a setting for Auto Pupil Movements -- just small occasional "micro darts" -- this would allow the puppets to look more life-like during inactive moments during a performance or live stream.

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  15. Make CA an app

    Look at Maxon Moves. Make CA a 3D tracking system with facial and body tracking

    Mo

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  16. nested scenes: internal markers and/or working area visible

    I would like to see more of the internal structure of nested scenes in my timeline.

    What about adding a visible section which represents the working area inside the nested scenes?
    And/or make the markers visible on the bar in the timeline that is representing the nested scene.

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  17. character animator 2020 automatically installs media encoder 2020 without asking permission to overwrite older versions of media encoder

    There are clients out there that need specific versions of Adobe programs in order to have a functional co-working experience.
    Not every company can afford a whole IT-section with caring for Adobe products the whole day long.

    To be able to keep working within a team everyone needs the same version of Adobe products.

    Now if one teammember decides to check out the new character animator and her/his older version of the all so important media encoder gets overwritten and it is not possible to install it again through the creative cloud manager, that is a real problem.

    Why do…

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  18. This might be a bug or a much needed feature. Ch doesnt link to Audition and when I edit in Audition I have to quit Ch to save?

    This might be a bug or a much needed feature. Ch doesnt link to Audition and when I edit in Audition I have to quit Ch to save?

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  19. Add audio fade in and out and video fade to black. Then I wouldnt need premiere pro when Im working on CharAni

    Add audio fade in and out and video fade to black. Then I wouldnt need premiere pro when Im working on Char Ani

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  20. Make it More streamer friendly?

    I think adding a separate window connected to the stream would be beneficial so that OBS software can detect the window more easily and you don't have to jump through so many hoops. Also, I think a way to create better tracking and even add an option for the puppets could be exported much like Live2D can export theirs, would be beneficial. Being able to add your already rigged puppet to a different non-adobe software would be great for streamers looking to become VTubers. Personally, I find the streaming to be clunky and not well thought out, if it ran…

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