Learn about new features and enhancements in the April 2019 release of Adobe Character Animator (version 2.1)
With this update of Character Animator, the bottom of the character's face can warp or move up and down in synch with the character's speech. The Nutcracker Jaw behavior also has new parameters to control the extent of the movement.
For more information about the behavior, see Nutcracker Jaw: control the lower jaw with your face or voice.
This release intorduces two new puppets to the existing collection of in-app example puppets which you can use as-is or as a foundation for your own designs. For more puppets that you can use or build upon, see Charecter Animator Examples.
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Powered by Sensei, experience better quality automatic lip-sync, reducing the impact of noisy audio. Additionaly, the Lip Sync behavior now can vertically offset a Jaw handle automatically based on the height of the current viseme, specifically the offset of the bottom edge of the viseme relative to the bottom edge of the Neutral mouth shape.
To know more, see Lip Sync: Control a puppet's mouth with your voice.
Characterizer has been enhanced for faster user interaction and better looking results. Also, there are three new styles that you can apply to your character.
For information about Characterizer, see Create puppet using Characterizer.