Hi my name is J. Darren and I have created a comic figure from scratch to finish and putted my figure into Character Animator, but there are some
things that are not working as they should, perhaps I do something wrong. But okay step by step.
System I am using:
Okay I am using the newest version of Creative Cloud Apps, (Illustrator CC 2015 2.1 Release (19.2.19 and of course After Effects 220.127.116.11 with
Character Animator Preview 3 (x124) and Photoshop CC 2015 (1.2 Release).
And I am on a Macbook Pro Retina 15" with 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD. MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) Main System. Other System is iMac 2011 21,5inc with 12 GB RAM and 512 GB HDD. I am using the iMac only for rendering now.
The Mac is using OS X YOSEMITE 10.10.5 (14F1509) with the newest updates.
Iam not planing to change the Mac OS X to El Captain, because on my iMac there are some issues and I wanted to avoid that on the Macbook.
I need some advise and some help with my comic figure.
I have first sketched some characters on my iPad and ported them to Photoshop. After that I ported them to illustrator and make an illustrator file of them.
Everything okay. As you can see the port was okay. I am happy with the result for now. I am planing to add some other figures, but there are some bugs or something is missing and I wanted to get the first figure done to move forward.
I have started to porting the character to Character Animator and I have named all layers in Illustrator like the template itself.
Okay that was a challenge to get the figure working and talking but I got it.
I named the trackers "Mousetrack right" and "Mousetrack left" and putted them into the left Arm and into the Right Arm section of the illustrator file.
But the tracker is not working in Character Animator??
First I thought. Okay I put this into another part of the body section and this should work, but nothing happens.
I saved the file again and make another copy but hmm... nothing happens. Tried to put this into any part of the section of the character and nothing happens.
I do not get to move his hands.
Second I thought it was a failure with the Mousetrack, so I change the name to "Draggable right" and "Draggable left", as you can see in the screenshot above,
but nothing happens at all.
The trackers are not working probably, or I missed something right.
I got my figure talking and he is moving his head and everything is okay, I can change his hair and put the keyboard triggers working all right, but when I want to track and move the hands then this is not working.
The Mesh of the figure is set to contour because it should get the right mesh to move his hands in every direction.
Perhaps I did something wrong and that's why this is not working. I wanted to put my figure for my tutorials and that's why I need him as a Illustrator file because he should be scaleable.
But until now I am stuck in the place here and not going forward. I am helpless for now. I can get him moving around the old way in After Effects and moving him around, but it would be easier to get this working in Character Animator.
I have named the layers as supposed to, but I cannot drag the hands of my figure. I do not know what to do next.
What did I wrong?
Please help me. I hope that this is not a Illustrator or Character Animator bug.
P.S.: Sorry for my english, but I am from Germany.