Dangle freaking out on render

New Here ,
Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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Hello,

I use Character animator for work. Love it. However lately I have been having an issue with the dangle handle. When my character is not moving the dangle keeps shooting all over the place. I have no wind or anything like that going. I have dampening turned to max.

In the example of hands that I swap via index offset Ive tried the dangle handle on different levels. The top level folder containing all of the hands. On individual hands within that folder. Ive restarted my programs and computer. Ive cleared the cache ( alt click the refresh scene button ) and the media cache via AE and Premiere. I have the latest versions of all programs.

Any idea whats going on? How I can fix it?

Thanks!

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Sep 20, 2022 Sep 20, 2022

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I don't believe I've ever seen dangle used with a swap set. It's possible that the combination is unexpected and CH doesn't know what to do. Perhaps you would have better luck with the Cycle Layer behavior.

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Sep 20, 2022 Sep 20, 2022

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Hey there,

thank you looking and responding. I dont know that I would be able to choose different hands as needed with cycle layers. Is there a hidden feature that would allow me to jump to different hands? This puppet has roughly 80 different hand shapes that I switch between. If you know of a way to jump from hand image say 15 to 45 and stay there as needed I would be all ears. Thanks!

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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

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I can't think of a behavior that works exactly that way, but have you tried grouping the layers into smaller bundles? 

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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

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Do you mean index offset  enabled folders nested within other index offset enabled folders? Or do you mean reducing the amount of images that I have in general? If its about reducing then wouldnt that point to the issue being in the weight of the puppet? I have a pretty beefy machine ( intel i9 12 gen, 124gb ram, rtx3090 ) so I cant imagine it being a weight issue. 

Thanks again for the suggestions 🙂 

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Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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Create a subset inside of the hands folder (if that's possible). 

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Sep 20, 2022 Sep 20, 2022

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If you can share a scene  or .puppet file where it's easy to reproduce, I'm happy to take a look. 

Thanks,

Dan Ramirez
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Sep 20, 2022 Sep 20, 2022

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Dan Ramirez! I cant imagine anyone more knowledgable to respond to my post. Im star struck 😉

I would gladly share my .puppet files however they are very large. The PSB alone is about 225mb. My limit on this forum is 47 mb. Is there another way I can send you the files?

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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

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You can use a file sharing service like Dropbox or Google Drive.

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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

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Perfect. I just need to know where to send them. Dont I need to know your email address or Dans? Or is that listed here somewhere that I am not seeing? This is my first support string.

Thanks for your help!

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Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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Just post the link to the cloud file here or (if you prefer) in a DM to Dan.

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Thank you for your help!

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