Visibly ethnic people and people of color
Visibly ethnic people and people of color
This will make a very big difference for many of us who have diverse constituencies/clientele. It will also brought in the market for Doodly.
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I agree. I couldn't believe no other groups were represented.
This is an obvious hole - and opportunity!
Yes Please!! Also people of different body types. To show what is typical you need people of all races and body types.
This is the first thing I looked for. I would like to see more diversity in everything....race and body styles.
This is super important. We need to be able to tell stories for all people. I really appreciate the different ethnicities of the drawing arm. I super appreciate that the Black or African American arm isn't 'Ashy' or poorly shown. I'd like to add on to this request that when representing other ethnicities and body types, please add business/professional attire to them as well. Right now, the only A.A. characters represented are shown in casual or sports like attire (woman has her mid-drift showing).
Absolutely necessary. Please, please make this a priority. My customers are from a variety of backgrounds, races, ages and physical abilities.
Yes and can we add different body shapes as well. Or does this need to be considered as a different request?
Also agree with others re diversity of body types. The attractive women all seem to have hourglass figures and only a comical old lady seems older than 40. An attractive, professional mom/grandma over 40 with a perhaps too-common apple shape (or straighter than hourglass) would be useful. One set each of a typical, middle-aged woman from African, Asian, Hispanic, and European descent, perhaps? I know that is asking a lot as I also like having lots of settings and positions for each person.
Misty S. Boyer
Visibly ethnic characters as a part of the base package, so that as many users as possible can hit the ground running.
The lack of this was a real oversight. Hopefully it'll be rectified, and not as a $500 booster...
Not sure if this should be a new request or a comment on this request, so I’ll put it both places. Kind of like the emoji on an iPhone—(perhaps Android too), when you choose an emoji, there’s a sub-selection of options. For Doodly as it functions now, that obviously doesn’t include color options, but if I choose a character, I’d be presented with more options. For example, Jane could be as she is now, but also be available with different hair types or body shapes.
Mary Ellen Myhr
As I do international business with people globally, I need European, African, and Asian men and women in professional attire, ideally in their 40s. I have the enterprise plan but find it's still limited.
And more female characters...who are active, not merely passive poses/characters.
Andrea G Tenner
Definitely agree. Please get these out soon!
Please include Polynesian and Melanesian people (Pacific) in your development, Cheers
I would love this so much, as my clients come from all backgrounds and I want them to feel included. Thank you!
Yes. And, as others have said, people of different body types, and possibly also some people with disabilities.
Craig J. Brain
That would be terrific. I work in Government and that would be such a useful inclusion.
The lack of diversity is a huge deficit and is enough to make us want to get a refund for the application.
This is so important. The lack of diversity makes me embarrassed to recommend this otherwise excellent tool to others. More diversity, with the black/Asian characters in regular and business dress too. More body types and characters with disabilities pls! And more children too please. And please can the female teachers not always be slim, attractive and holding a pointer! :-)
i will love to see more also
The simple reason I bought this software is to be able to make animations that appeal and relate to my local environment; to be able to demonstrate realism and originality. These were the first searches I made. Very disappointing that the African ethnic ground is not satisfactorily represented.
I agree! In our international world absolutely required!
Necessary and a requirement
Hello: I would also like to request this, specifically for children. There are several ethnicities in adults (can always use more), there are very few options for children.
I love Doodly, it was a great idea. I use it for my Church, as a African American Pastor I was looking for other people groups and body types. I will also love to see more religious character , church building. We use it for announcement for the Church.
yes please, that would be great for my audiences
I also support more diversity
Totally agree being an inner city teacher and wanting to use this for lessons in school how to do activites.
Lovnee Swayambhu Pattanaik
I would like to have it for sure.
Do not forget to add some south Asian characters please. South Asian characters will represent countries like Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc.
Excited to see this started! Any ETA?
This comment thread has been active for 5 months - any progress Doodly? In the Doodly marketplace, I could find one African American woman, but she didn't have a shirt on! Just something like an exercise bra! For my purposes I do want my characters dressed appropriately. I want to emphasize the need for "real" looking people, not hyper-masculine or feminine please, no giant doey eyes on the females or bizarre body shapes. Just a nice collection of folks across the spectrum of humanity
Strongly Support - Can't effectively utilize the product without more diversity of characters Progress??
Melissa R Halvorsen
Along with the added diversity, add searchable tags so we can actually find the content we are looking for.
Also, it would be nice to have ethnicities that are not so "stereotyped". For example, does an Asian woman have to be in a Kimono? (Although I just tried to find Asian and Black (I didn't even put in woman or female) and neither returned anything to me. Also, it would be nice that when a character is on the board, that it would be possible to widen or narrow them. Right now, they remain proportionate and only shrink or enlarge.
Yes! I'd also like to add people of various ages, especially middle-aged and elderly people. The options now are slim, predominantly white, and drawn as caricatures (Philip & Mary) that don't easily match to the styles of other characters. A lot of characters could pass for multiple ages or race/ethinicities if users could adjust to color of their hair, eyes, and skin.
also, more professional female characters...
Please use the same business, at school, every day normal activities. Don’t fall into the trap of making it ghetto or stereotypical. We want black, Hispanic, and Asian business looking people — not sports, party, and hoodlum (sweats,) or hoochie-mama (tight clothes) people!!
Rabbi Cookie Lea Olshein
Anything visibly Jewish would be helpful to me. :)
When would it be possible to have Black or Asian caracters correctly represent ( in business situation for exemple) ? Please Doodly, could you give us a dead line ?
It is way past time for Doodly to honor this request!
Why haven't they done this yet???
This was open a year ago. What is the status of this. I purchased this today with the expectation that there WERE diverse characters, but didn't see any strong representation. I may request a refund if there is not a response soon.
Renee N Boddie
Yes we need more diverse characters-Doodly literally just put out over 30 new bundles last week and of them I think I found 2 characters that looked african american. That is not acceptable! This request has been out for over a year now and still nothing. My guess is that they don't care because if they did and if they valued diversity they would have included more diverse characters in their new bundles. I'm sure they had a chance to and they decided it wasn't important enough. It's shameful that this has been ignored for this long. We should all stop asking-they obviously just want our money but not our honest opinion.
I was on the verge of investing in this technology until learning about the lack of diverse characters, in this thread. It has motivated me to continue my search for a program that accurately reflects the population and many of the people I do business with on a daily basis. It appears that plenty of customers have been requesting this, for quite some time, to no avail.
So this idea was started more than a year ago and still NOTHING?????? You lied to me when you said you did not wish to offend me and offered me this link to send ideas because you've had the information for 14 months (if not more). I PROMISE you that I will not invest in any bundles or characters.
I only just bought Doodly, and love it. Yet this is the most important thing missing - having to scroll through hundreds of characters, in many poses, trying to find an ethnic match is painful and not very reliable with the range given. As a business owner who has a need to appeal to a diverse audience, getting a better ethnicity feature is top of my list.
This function is, of course, something that each person can do by developing or searching and importing royalty free clipart that depicts diverse people. I think It's an important idea...but it certainly means a lot of work for the Doodly artist ! AND until you get the metadata tags onto the characters people can only search by name.... "White woman - size XXL?" "Skinny Black chick? " Naming might be tough... in fact tagging might be challenging. (i'd recommend using the standard CMS ethnicity or race standards.) And for body types... Thin,/Medium/ Wide? Short/ Medium/ tall? Apple/Pear/rectangular/hourglass/triangle shaped?
I like it
To make it easier for the artists, can they please make stick people? This would be so valuable - since they are not gender specific and can represent any body type, culture, or race. Thanks. I can't use any of the figures available now. Too specific and not inclusive.
I really need to be able to make characters that look like me. It allows me to tell stories. I record my own voice and it can be very effective but would be great is I could use African American looking characters.
I agree. It's a must to be able to design inclusive videos that reprensent people from different origins and body types. When will this feature be available?
Diverse ethnic, racial, and religious groups are essential to our work. We look forward to additional updates. Thank you.
Kindly consider Middle Eastern and Asian ethnic characters. Thanks a lot.
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