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    4 comments  ·  Character Animator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    RE UPDATE:

    RE: ‘my laptop sounded like an airplane’

    It’s not uncommon for your computer to use a lot of processor when the camera is involved. As long as your working in a temperate environment on a hard surface, should be able to handle it. But if it slows down, that could be an issue. If you’re not streaming or your process can avoid it, try to have no other apps running that require access to your camera.

    RE: ‘When the puppet hears noise without me physcially talking or moving my lips…’

    The puppet attempts lip sync when it ‘hears’ any audio, however there is a feature that will only allow it to move lips when your mouth is open or moving. Go to:

    Character Menu →Preferences→Lip Sync→Camera Based Muting and set the slider to a stronger position. Usually about mid slider will get a good result. After that,…

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    @Karim Roushdy

    RE: 'my laptop sounded like an airplane'

    It's not uncommon for your computer to use a lot of processor when the camera is involved. As long as your working in a temperate environment on a hard surface, should be able to handle it. But if it slows down, that could be an issue. If you're not streaming or your process can avoid it, try to have no other apps running that require access to your camera.

    RE: 'When the puppet hears noise without me physcially talking or moving my lips...'

    The puppet attempts lip sync when it 'hears' any audio, however there is a feature that will only allow it to move lips when your mouth is open or moving. Go to:

    Character Menu ->Preferences->Lip Sync->Camera Based Muting and set the slider to a stronger position. Usually about mid slider will get a good result. After that, if you've set your rest pose with your mouth in a neutral position, the character will not lip sync unless your mouth is open or moving out of a neutral position.

    RE: 'slow internet'

    That should not impact performance. However, syncing cloud files can. I would pause cloud sync during camera tracking.

    Let me know if this helps! -sirr

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    2 comments  ·  Character Animator » Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    Hey Gabi, are you trying to make it so you can change the walk style of your character with a keyboard trigger? If so, we now have something called Replays which are takes you can apply to a trigger. You can put these in a Swap Set(might want the triggers set to Latch) and then have the ability to change your character's Walk live. You're also not limited to the Walk styles. You can mix in any of the other parameters in the Walk behavior too. (crediting Dan R for the coaching)

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    Needs More Info  ·  4 comments  ·  Character Animator » Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    Is this issue still occurring?

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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    Please retry with the latest versions (CC 2019), just released -- Chasracter Animator 2.0 and After Effects 16.0. Thanks.

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    2 comments  ·  Character Animator » Rigging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    Realized we didn’t get you a full answer. Got this from our lead QE:

    We don’t support grouping the Controls panel tiles at this time. This user could work around this issue though by using Replays inside of a trigger.

    i.e., they have a 5 frame scowl and a 3 frame smoke coming out of the ears animation they want to trigger with the M key.

    • Create a trigger (name it mad)
    • Assign M key
    • Put a trigger for their 5 frame scowl and 3 frame smoke animation into the timeline
    • Select both triggers>Create Replay and add to trigger(or whatever the name is)

    Does this help?

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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    You can drag triggers onto each other so that, when tied to a single trigger control in the Controls panel, they'd all trigger. Would that help?

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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    Hi there,

    Am I understanding you correctly? Do you want to make your own character and rig it with the attributes and behaviors you choose? If so, you can build your own characters in Photoshop or illustrator, you just have to follow our naming convention for the things we track like head, eyes, eyelids, eyebrows, nose, mouths, arms, legs, body, etc and organize the layers accordingly. You can also just add the appropriate tags to your layers in the Character Animator rigging workspace. You can put as many or as few of these things as you want into your puppet. You can find a video below on creating your character. You can work with any brushes you like, including Kyle’s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKK3Asxs6d4

    youtube.com/watch?v=_smLXODTd6U

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    8 comments  ·  Character Animator » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey all,

    In the recent release of Animate, under File→Publish Settings→Other Formats→SVG Image (checkbox)→Options, there is now a checkbox “Optimize For Character Animator”.

    Using it, you can export an SVG image that Character can import, that will have a layers structure that works well in Character. While you can’t yet export an SVG sequence from Animate, right now you can get the image from Animate to Character with minimal clutter and add rigging to it for performance. Let us know if this is helpful and what you want to see happen next!

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    In the just-released Version 2.0, we've added initial SVG support so that you can import SVG assets from Animate CC. See this video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjQeUVeL2UY&t=206s

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    Needs More Info  ·  1 comment  ·  Character Animator » Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    Please evaluate with the just-released Version 2.0 of Character Animator and 13.0 of Adobe Media Encoder. Thanks.

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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    You can resize audio tracks vertically to show more of the waveform. We don't have any additional visualization on puppet or scene tracks. What sort of track height adjustment would be useful for puppet/scene tracks?

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    2 comments  ·  Character Animator » Rigging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    For #1, the just-released Version 2.0 has support for separate Left/Right Hip tags and a Hip Sway parameter in the Walk behavior that can move the handles to simulate hip sway, more so for quarter-drawn characters. See this tutorial for more information: youtube.com/watch?v=b1GLkNVVEGk

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    For #1, the just-released Version 2.0 has support for separate Left/Right Hip tags and a Hip Sway parameter in the Walk behavior that can move the handles to simulate hip sway, more so for quarter-drawn characters. See this tutorial for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1GLkNVVEGk

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    Needs More Info  ·  1 comment  ·  Character Animator » Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    Please try the latest version (2.0) of Character Animator to see if it's any better. Thanks.

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    Needs More Info  ·  3 comments  ·  Character Animator » Rigging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    In Version 2.0, would tagging those handles with the new Transform tag, then exposing the Position X/Y parameters as controls that are mapped to MIDI help?

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    2 comments  ·  Character Animator » Rigging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    If you put both pupils in the same group and make the group draggable, you'll get this result.

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    1 comment  ·  Character Animator » Recording  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    Thanks Warren!

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    3 comments  ·  Character Animator » Recording  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    In After Effects scale your scene to something small like 160 x 120 and then, in another comp, scale the scene back up to large using draft quality.

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    If I understand you correctly, this may be better answered in the AE feedback channel: https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911311-after-effects

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    11 comments  ·  Character Animator » Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    It's something we've considered. Anyone else want this feature? How would you use it beyond replacing a blurry webcam?

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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    If there were a "reader" what other applications would you like to use it in first and what for?

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    1 comment  ·  Character Animator » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    Would you still be rigging in Character Animator?

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    5 comments  ·  Character Animator » Rigging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminSirr Less (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  · 

    Hey Austin,

    Can you give a few more ideas of how this might apply to your work?

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