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  1. Frame by Frame animation doesn't really work

    Whenever I create a pose, I'm stuck with Character Animator reverting to the rest pose on the next frame.

    If I create a keyframe on frame 1 and frame 24 and then set the playhead to 13, the character should be posed as a roughly 50/50 blend of the two. Though it's "calculated" not a hard keyframe. If I move a limb or the body etc, that should create a keyframe at that point.

    What happens instead is, every time I ctrl+2, and then advance, or even just hold in place, the puppet reverts to it's "neutral" pose and to…

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  2. AI will not load from Character Animator

    So I am pressing Ctrl + E to bring up AI so I can edit my puppet but all that does is duplicate my puppet, It does not bring me to AI. Even if I were to click edit original the same thing happens.

    This might be a bug issue. I've already tried uninstalling AI and CA and reinstalling but that didn't do anything. Please help.

    Just to be clear, AI can open when I lauch it by itself, but it is not loading via Character Animator. Neither is photoshop. The edit original option just duplicates my puppet instead of…

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  3. please help

    please help./Users/jacquave/dev/apd/animal/sandboxes/newcompiler/animal/shared/thirdparty/OpenCV2.4.13/modules/core/src/array.cpp:2482: error: (-206) Unrecognized or unsupported array type in function cvGetMat

    this comes up when I try to generate puppet in open character.

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  4. Bug Report

    Can't export (edit original) to photoshop. Can't open puppet files in PS

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  5. more precise control over the rotation and scale y/x options.

    the idea to rotate a character or object in place without it rotating clock or counter across the whole scene screen. Just having it rotate in place would be really/very nice.

    And the same idea goes for the scale y/x. Scaling a character or an object in place without it going up or down the screen when i try to scale it.

    I think tweaking these controls would make them more precise and accurate... Thanks for reading my idea :] 7-27-2020

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  6. Encoding time with AI background puppet

    We imported a 3840x2160 AI file to use as a background in Ch. We had it scaled to 50% to fill the 1920x1080 video we wanted to create. The preview in Ch worked great, but when the Ch was pulled into AE it took forever to preview. It was just a 1 minute video, but when attempting to use Media Encoder to produce a video, it was going to take close to 4 whether coming from AE or directly from Ch. We knew that was too long, so we investigated. We removed the AI background from Ch and imported the…

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  7. Dangle lags / stutters / jitters

    I have back hair that is independent. Suddenly it started to stutter. I tried to re-rig the puppet and suddenly it started again. It looks like this: [https://community.adobe.com/legacyfs/online/1663494_Dangle%20Capture.gif]
    The stutter is only visible if I move my head slowly. If I hold my head still and then move it fast to another location and then hold still, the jitter is not noticeable.

    Win10 64, GTX1080Ti, Ryzen 7 1700

    [Community Post describing the issue](https://community.adobe.com/t5/character-animator/dangle-hair-jitters-stutters/td-p/10276831?page=1)

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  8. Draft Export

    Create a fast export option. It's the same as the animation you see when you play the scene. (variable framerate)

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  9. 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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  10. Preview resolution

    I would be good if you could add a preview mode for animating in CH, so you can reduce the quality of the animation while animating to improve frame rate.

    This is something that is done in After effects and think would work well in CH

    5 votes
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  11. Import triggers from other puppets

    I was thinking a great and time-saving feature would be an option to import triggers from other puppets. Kind of like Tull has a set controls list, it would be great to say import Outstretched, or import a set of triggers to a puppet in development. Something like Import->Triggers and then the.puppet folder opens and you select which puppet you want to import the triggers from.

    7 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Disable Features to Improve CPU Performance

    When not in use, I want to disable profiles (e.g., left, right, etc.) in hopes of improving CPU performance. My puppet is large and somewhat complex. If CH cannot support complexity, then I would like an option to disable some profiles/features to improve the CPU performance while recording and livestreaming on a 2015 MBP. Currently,

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  14. [Bug] Edit visemes with .ai puppets

    I noticed that I can edit visemes with a .psd import but not Illustrator artwork

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  15. Help with Adobe Character Animation

    Hi,

    I'm working in Character Animation and I cannot get into Photoshop with my puppet even though I have the program open,

    Can you help?

    Many thanks,

    Victoria

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    If you have photoshop and Character Animator installed on your computer, selecting your puppet in the Project panel or even in your timeline and pressing Command E (Mac) or Control E (PC) on your keyboard, will open the puppet in Photoshop or Illustrator, depending on which program it was created in. Does that solve your issue?

  16. Fix freeze on Mac os Mojave

    There is an issue with the latest version of character freezing when it shows the record section. I have the previous version installed now and it doesn't suffer with the fault.

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    What version of Mojave are you on? There were some issues with the very first release that were resolved by users updating to 10.14.1 or higher. Let us know if you continue to have issues.

  17. 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.

    13 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.

  18. 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…

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  20. New “loop forever” replay mode

    The new Replays feature is cool, but it is missing a “loop forever” mode. I want to hit a trigger (e.g. latched) and have the sequence play forever until the trigger is hit again. At present a replay plays once and stops and you have to trigger it again to get it to repeat, even when trigger latching is on.

    I assume a third replay mode of “loop forever while triggered” is wanted as a trigger mode.

    The usecase is an “idle” state for the puppet. You can record an idle state (fidgeting etc) and and some other states (“frustrated”,…

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