You can't buy any CC apps as standalone. You can only ever subscribe to them. There is single-app pricing, but if you want the new version of Photoshop too, you'd probably want the whole collection as it's cheaper to do the whole shebang than two single apps. https://creative.adobe.com/plans
Remember when you purchased Photoshop, it was hundreds of dollars! So, you could pay for a few years of Character Animator and it would be a lot cheaper than buying it would have been if they offered that option.
Hi and thanks for your prompt reply!
I only use Photoshop, so if i was to purchase the Annual Photography plan, that would be the latest PS CC, so I then would get the Character Animator too?
I noted that it not in the Single App option?
You'd need to get After Effects in order to get Character Animator.
The Photography Plan includes Photoshop and Lightroom (I think). After Effects single app gets you After Effects, Media Encoder, Cinema 4D Lite, and Character Animator. So, I suppose you could do Photography Plan and Single App After Effects and it'd be a tiny bit cheaper than the whole Creative Cloud package. That being said, if you want to edit video, work with audio, etc. you might want Premiere and Audition too...
If you have your teaching credentials, you could look into the Student/Teacher pricing as well.
Hi Again… as I said I only use photoshop.
I would purchase AE for Character Animator alone…
Below are the details of my last purchase…
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Can I please purchase AE Teacher Edition
This is a public forum. Please, do not post your serial number!!!
I am not an Adobe employee. This is a user-to-user forum - not Adobe customer support!
I have your serial number now in my email and thus, so does anybody else who happened to be following this post. (Which is hopefully just me.)
If you want to talk to Adobe about getting student/teacher discounts and what software you can have, please contact Adobe via that page I linked you to in my first post.
Hi and sorry about that.. thought this was adobe…
Can you please remove
Looks like a moderator got to the removal.
These forums do sometimes have Adobe employees in them, but most of the time it's just users like you and me helping each other.
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Currently Character Animator only comes bundled with After Effects. We have, however, heard from many users like you and are actively looking into solutions. Stay tuned!
Hi Richard - Thanks for your interest in Character Animator! Michael is correct: Character Animator is installed as part of After Effects CC. It is a stand-alone application in that it can be launched separately outside of AE. For more information on educational/student pricing please visit this page: Adobe Creative Cloud Education FAQ
We log all feature requests from our customers and users and know that many would to use Character Animator as a fully stand-alone product, however it is currently still in 'preview mode' - Thank you for your input.
Hi Meredith and thanks for taking the time to reply! Sorry for my delay in replying.
I've now subscribed and started trying CA today... first disappointment... the method shown in video is not available in CA.
I'll keep working with CA... I certainly like the potential.
While ChAn does come bundled with After Effects, they are still two different Apps. In the After Effects tutorials you will find many things that work only in After Effects. But the Lip Syncing in ChAn is pretty smart, especially combined with the Nutcracker Behaviour, like shown in this video: Character Animator Tips & Tricks (October 2016) - YouTube
Hi and thanks for the input!
I'm just getting into Ch and I'm certainly finding new things and possibilities, so I'm not knocking it!
The NutCracker..... 'love the name' is just awesome and I think this is what has the real potential!
Welcome! I do, too!
The audio input for lip syncing is great, but you get what you get: 13 different images getting swapped in a certain pattern, whereas the Nutcracker gives a realistic feel:
When you speak very softly (or come from Bukarest where they have managed to say anything without making ANY space between the lips) you don't have the same motions as when you speak loudly, etc.
I will post a feature request for more sensitivity / influence for the tracker dots on the lips.
I think the Nutcracker is just the beginning…
I have the Photoshop/ Lightroom Package. I don't use Lightroom but would gladly swap it up for Character Animator. I have tried the stand alone Beta software of Character Animator and think it is great. Perhaps you could give it away free with my package. What a good idea:-)
Asking for a customer. Now that Character Animator is a full-fledged 1.0 CC product, is it possible to purchase on its own?
Couldn't find it as an option under "Single App" plans – so that must mean it's still bundled together with After Effects CC (only)?
(New XD and Dimension are there for single-app, but not CA...)
Currently CH is only available as part of the "All Apps" plan. As of the October 1.1 version, it is no longer bundled with After Effects.
This is in large part due to the interoperability between CH and PS, AI, AE, PR, AME - it's near impossible to work with Character Animator without the aid of these other applications. But if you have a case where you think a single app would fit your workflow, we'd love to hear about why!
OK, thanks so much for the clarification, Dave! Couldn't find this information anywhere on Adobe's site, so it's helpful to know.
Good thing we updated this thread, too, as the situation and purchasing options have recently changed.