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  1. Automatic Reset on Rewind before Playback

    Using Physics and Magnets, when I go to do the performance, at the end of the performance, Character Animator stops and leaves the character in the final position. When I rewind, not all items are reset to neutral/default. Consequently, if you then play back again... everything is shifted starting from a new neutral.

    Ideally there should be an option to either keyframe the "reset" OR a way to keyframe ALL items in the initial frame (or maybe frame (-1.0) )

    Anything so we don't have to every time remember to click "reset"

    Note - this is particularly bad when exporting…

    4 votes
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  2. there is a bug/error that blocks me. i can't use anything in that plss help

    hmmm to improve there is nothing u guys really nald it. it is cool but i don't know how to work it that well so i don't now if it need improvements.
    but plss get rid of that bug/error. thank you. purple you💜

    1 vote
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  3. Virtual Webcams, and USB EOS Webcam not detected by Character Animator

    I have a USB camera using EOS Webcam Utility as its driver. Many other applications on my computer can find and use this webcam with no problem (such as zoom, skype, chrome, default camera app, OBS studio, etc...) however character animator can not find this camera.

    Also, OBS studio is running virtual-cams that are also seen by every application (see list above) except character animator.

    System info
        Application: Character Animator v3.3.1.6
        OS: Windows v10.0.18363, RAM: 31.94 GB, CPUs (logical): 8

    1 vote
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  4. Set custom duration for manual take record

    Situation: I want to create exact poses. After that, I blend them together.

    Problem: The manual take commands are either too short (so I have to zoom in to expand them so I can add a blend) or too long and I can't see the start and end of the take.

    Solution: Let us set a custom length for manual takes. (For instance 2 seconds)

    3 votes
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  5. Scene Camera view mode to show extents as box instead of zooming.

    I have a large scene, and I'm putting in a bunch of cut-in scene cameras. I'd like to be able to lock the scene view to the full view, and have the camera, instead of showing what it sees, I'd like to see it as an outline (or just like it shows now, but not automatically having the scene zooming in.

    in other words, I'd like to see the camera extents shown as a box, but the view to remain pegged to my zoom level of the artboard, not the current camera.

    for example - the attached images is what…

    1 vote
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  6. Selected Camera Unavailable for iPhone Epoccam webcam app

    Character Animator CC on 5/29/20 shows "Selected Camera Unavailable" when app and phone are working correctly

    4 votes
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  7. speech to text and text to viseme syncing?

    I'm profoundly deaf. It makes editing audio and visemes a bit of a pain.

    In my everyday life, I lip read, and when my brain adds this to the bit, I do hear through the device embedded in my head, I do ok. It works better when I know the person and recognises the mouth movements and the sounds they make. This is a major problem for the alogrythm when trying to lip sync audio. We may speak the same language, but the sound and mouth shape we make it with varies a lot. I think there is a possible…

    1 vote
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  8. Onion behaviors

    A double toggle or transparency of when certain behaviors are enabled. i.e; "Triggers". Show like an onion skin of both on and off effects. Similar to the snapshot feature but instead it transparent throughout the entire timeline. The "dragger" behavior would definitely benefit from this.

    Or better yet, a second "scene" window showing all the animation if all the behaviors were toggled off and another with the behaviors toggled on.

    2 votes
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  9. Ability to change the pitch of the recorded voice

    I think it will be a function to add color to the work when one person plays multiple roles. I want an effect that just changes the pitch, like premiere pro, instead of changing the speed.

    1 vote
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  10. 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.

    9 votes
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  11. Draggers option, show existing takes while recording

    Situation: I'm fairly new (2 Weeks into Ch). I want to create explainer videos like Kurzgesagt. I want to create some more complex animations with draggers.

    Expected: On pause or record, while Dragger in Properties is active (red dot), I can see the pose/movement (takes) of the puppet.

    Actual: All takes, under the current Dragger Property, are not visible.

    Solution: Create an option under the Dragger property that lets us see the current poses/movement. While recording, the movement is not relative to the existing takes but the same as if you were recording normally.

    1 vote
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  12. Scroll wheel click to navigate

    Similar to navigation in After Effects, clicking the scroll wheel and dragging allows a free flow of movement on the timeline. Would help greatly.

    1 vote
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  13. Rotate handles without touchscreen

    I can't rotate the handles because I don't have a touchscreen. For instance left click to select handle and scroll to rotate.

    1 vote
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  14. Add a take track without having to record.

    When I'm working with some of my more swap set based puppets it is so unwieldy to have to hit record and twiddle all the sets just to get editable tracks in place.

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  15. Allow swapset assets to be triggered at specific points within stop/sustain replays

    For more nuanced animation within replays, it would be great to be able to trigger a swapset asset at a specific point within a replay,

    For example, if you want a latched replay pose where a character points to the side, it might look best for the "default hand" to switch to the "pointing hand" and back at some point a few frames from the beginning or the end. At the moment, when recording, it's only possible to have this change right at the start of the replay and then back again at the start of the blend out.

    I'd…

    1 vote
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  16. 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…

    2 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Bug: Waiting for camera forever on mac mojave

    On Mojave (10.14.3), the camera doesn't work: It is "Waiting for camera" forever. The green light next to the camera comes on, but CA stays waiting. I've tried all the ideas found in google searches:
    - I can't change to the next camera (there's only 1).
    - I have given permission to the camera, and even rebooted after.
    - The mic works fine.
    - The camera works in other apps, e.g. Chrome (which also has permission, I just didn't include that in the screenshot).

    Version2.0.1 (Build 8)

    3 votes
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  20. Add Volume level adjustment for imported audio clips

    There does not seem to be a way to adjust audio levels from imported clips such as sound effects and background music. I can do this in an external app but its cumbersome and hit and miss. So having a simple audio level lever would be awesome and save a lot of time.

    9 votes
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