This is an odd question, and I can't find the solution anywhere online. Also posted on animate
I would like to know if I can possibly avoid using Adobe Character Animator, and still produce a quality animation?
I've been working on a claymation music video project for over a year but had taken a months long break after running into crushing system limitations working within Character Animator. My early 2015 Macbook Pro (8gb ram) can not handle running the software well and will freeze and crash.
I had already put in so many
hours of work but made the decision to go back into Photoshop, and reduce the physical size of my (two) character projects. This made each of the files go from being around 400mb to under 100mb, initially helping my cause but losing quality in the process. I had to of course re-bone
each character in Character Animator, and because of my lack of knowledge, basically start from the beginning again.
My "work-around" was going well at first, but once I had reached the point where my characters could blink, walk, lip-sync, etc, the crashes started happening again. Randomly at first but more and more frequently. Moving from the rig to the stage takes several minutes.
I discovered that although 8gb is the minimum required, it does recommend 16gb or more.
I am unable to upgrade the ram on my Macbook so I unless I resize the files again and end up with super low res character files, I don't think I'll get anywhere with Adobe Character Animator.
I recently wanted to get back into the project but I'm still limited by my system ram.
I discovered today that Adobe Animate
requires only 2gb (recommends 8gb or more), so I'm wondering if I could use this software exclusively with Photoshop, and see my project to fruition. I have no experience with this software but my initial plan was to migrate to Animate once I had my puppets 100% finished.
No doubt one of the biggest
efforts I've put into this project was creating the individual layers in Photoshop. I already have all the angles and all the layers separated and arranged. I also have the puppet files from Character Animator but working in this app is near impossible for me. I'm talking screaming laptop fan, spinning wheel of death, and app freezes for 10 minutes at a time.
Thanking the community in advance!