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  1. Audio based triggers.

    Add another audio track that has tones or words that trigger cycles or poses.

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  2. Add lighting.

    Add lighting based on a puppet's features to create normals. Like reVisionFX's ShadeShape or Stefan Minning's Normality, except that the normals except that ChA auto generates the normals (maybe based on Characterizer's code?) Good to generate reflections and depth FX as well.

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  3. Masking to hidden layers

    What would be really handy is if you could mask to hidden layers. At the moment, unless Im mistaken, you can only mask to layers that are exposed (if you alter the opacity it affects that which is being masked to it) and you can only mask to a layer beneath. This is an issue I bump into time and time again

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  4. ¡Puppet tags dissapear every time I open the project!

    I have to redo all the rigging every time I open a project because when I reopen the project I get an error, and then when I check the puppet all the tags are gone!

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  5. collect character animator file from Ae and Pr

    I would like to collect character animator files that are imported to After Effects or Premiere Pro. I cut and combine it there and would like to save it all at once as a backup. For now I collect all media but character animator scenes are excluded - project link to the original location.

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  6. MIDI Velocity Support

    I would love to see support for the velocity of a key press from a MIDI keyboard or pad. Often the nutcracker jaw and other lip sync does not follow the words very well, so having the ability to control the jaw with a key/button press on a MIDI keyboard would be great. If I tap lightly, the jaw opens a little, and if I tap hard, the jaw opens wide. Maybe this behavior could also be mapped to feet, so you could make a character dance just by tapping two different buttons.

    3 votes

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  7. Adobe Character Animator selected camera is unavailable

    Adobe Character Animator selected camera is unavailable

    Steps to reproduce:
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    Result: ...
    Expected: ...
     
    System info
        Application: Character Animator v4.2.0.34
        OS: Windows v10.0.19043, RAM: 31.94 GB, CPUs (logical): 8

    Canoneos m6 mark2

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  8. caption this!!

    the ability to go from cation text to visems.. now thats gold!

    3 votes

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  9. Relinking (Audio) Files within Ch

    If you change a source clip's name or location, there is no way to rightclick > replace, which is a pain if you have a bigger project

    2 votes

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  10. using video as a source to animate a puppett

    I would like to use a prerecorded video instead of a live web camera, so face tracking and audio (lipsync) comes from there.
    Instead of applying some sort of filter to the video.

    14 votes

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  11. Cloud Files in 2021 must be used

    I think it's simply unacceptable that I can't use my cloud saved documents in 2021. "Copy it in local" it's not the safest solutions in my current timeline. Please join the present.

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  12. Provide the same virtual camera access options for 2021 and Beta versions as 2020 version

    Add camera sources that are currently not regognised as camera sources for reference without requiring OBS. Currently not working on Mac Mini M1. Don't know if its the same across platforms.
    Previous version of Char Anim recognizes all cameras connected.

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  13. An option to record in 1.25x, 1.50x, 2x or faster. Same for the playing.

    I currently have 6+ hours of educational voice over which has to be animated and it takes me about triple the time to do the animations

    1 step: head movement
    2. step: draggers
    3. step: triggers

    So it is taking me around 18 hours of work and it would be nice to have an option for 2x speed recording since the movements required are not that complex....also for the playing

    2 votes

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  14. Blink and Physics need to be decoupled from frame rate

    Recording a stage with 60fps and 4k settings. Blink lasts exactly 1 Frame. This looks natural in 25fps but with 60, it is just flickering.
    Same with physics. Dangle is quite different if stage runs 24, 25, 30 or 60 FPS.

    Please at least, insert a multiplier in behaviours (blink 2x slower would result in a 30fps like behaviour when performed on a 60 fps stage).

    Cycle layers already has something like this.

    Idea: scaling physics to 5x or 6x would result in a slowmotion effect. Useful for a ghostly puppet for example. Or underwater

    2 votes

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  15. This applies to all of your software programs

    Why are you hiding Older versions of software ? It took me about 1 hr to get to Older version of software I needed and I had to finally contact your Live person support to get it ! This is NOT USER friendly and you shall make your Older versions accessible in a normal way with some visible link, and not having customers look for it like for a needle in the hey!

    2 votes

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  16. Distorted camera view with ElGato HD60 capture card and a gopro

    As the image shows, camera and microphone view looks skewed. Dont even know how to troubleshoot this.

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  17. iOS webcam extension

    I would like to be able to use my iPad or iOS device as an external camera for capturing. I run a mac mini and it does not have a webcam built in. i usually use iOS devices for camera attatchments and it would also be wonderful to be able to download character puppets and use them on iOS with an accompanying webcam puppeteering app.

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  18. Smaller icons, half-grid snap in control panel and more...

    It would be nice if there were a size slider for icons in the control panel. Or at least three size options in the context menu.

    I use a midi keyboard, so it would also be nice if icons could snap to a half grid space so it would be a little easier to lay things out like a keyboard.

    Also, it would be nice if icons in the control panel would take the same color as the labels in the triggers panel. Or at least be able to assign colors to icons individually or in groups.

    Also, it would…

    1 vote

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  19. Video file support and parentable push pins

    1. I would like to see the option to put video files like .mp4 into the timeline and preview them at the same time as doing capture or puppeting work in the timeline.

    2. I would like to be able to have a parenting functionality that could be linked to puppet handles via a possible tagging system to control and puppet/move multiple layers at one time in a specific spot on the art work.
      Example: Human puppet playing guitar, you want the arm/hand behind the guitar neck to move and you want triggerable fingers on a layer in front of the guitar…

    2 votes

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  20. Recording follows playback settings option

    It would be really nice to be able to use the work area bar/markers etc. to set in and out points for recording in the same way as for playback.

    Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems like that would be standard fare in an app like this. I checked the documentation, but couldn't find anything.

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