Handle unknown after changing layers (Character Animator)

Community Beginner ,
Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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Hi!

I changed the order of the layers of my puppet in Illustrator (move his arms above his body instead of under) after recording all the movements in CA. However, now all handles are unknown and my puppet doesn't move his arms anymore. Is there a way to (a) get my old version back, or (b) connect handles to the already made movements, so I don't have to record every move again?

Thanks in advance!

Eva

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Adobe Employee , Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021
In general, any major structural changes you do can unfortunately remove rigging if CH can't find the relevant layers anymore. I usually save any heavy duty rigging until I'm pretty happy with the artwork structure. I can always add small things (glasses, shoes, colors, etc), but things like moving major parts around can cause problems.

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Explorer ,
Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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in the history panel, you can go back to the previous step from incorparate external edits and then undo your last edits in photosop and save. you can also do some layer order changes in CA

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Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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Thank you. Where can I find the history panel? I've searched for it, but can't find. Sorry, I'm a beginner...

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Explorer ,
Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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here:
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Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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In general, any major structural changes you do can unfortunately remove rigging if CH can't find the relevant layers anymore. I usually save any heavy duty rigging until I'm pretty happy with the artwork structure. I can always add small things (glasses, shoes, colors, etc), but things like moving major parts around can cause problems.

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Explorer ,
Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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Would be great @oksamurai  if we could reconnect those by defining the missing handle. Maybe a right click - define handle. 

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Community Beginner ,
May 14, 2022 May 14, 2022

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I love this program but this is a little agrivating. I missed when my puppets eyebrows "detached" and have done so much more since then that the History fix is of not of use. I am by no means a coder but the Takes within the handle seem to know who they belong to so a "Find My Handle" option would be fantabulous!

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May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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Great feedback. Agreed, this would be helpful.

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