Crater Software announces the release of CTP 4.0, the cartoon animation software for Windows.
CTP 4.0, the cartoon animation software for Windows, has been released. CTP is software specifically designed for broadcast and film quality animated series production. To run CTP, just a standard Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer, a simple scanner and a graphics tablet are needed to produce animated series in broadcast-, high-definition- or film resolutions.
New features in CTP 4.0
Spanish User Interface --
The CTP Pro software can be switched between English, Spanish or German user interface. The selection can conveniently be made directly from the Tools menu.
Integrated Help System --
CTP's integrated help system has been extended and updated. The integrated help system is available in English, Spanish or German, depending on the language selection for the user interface.
Windows 8 Compatibility --
In the past months, CTP Pro has been thoroughly tested and adopted to Windows 8 for x-86 PCs. CTP Pro 4.0 works very well on any 32-bit or 64-bit version of the new Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft.
Support for High Definition USB Webcams --
CTP Pro supports any standard high definition USB webcam with optical resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200 (4:3) or 1280 x 720 (HD 16:9) or 1920 x 1080 (Full HD 16:9) pixels.
Microsoft LifeCam Cinema and Studio webcams, as well as the Logitech C300, C510 and C910 webcams have been successfully tested. Any other USB webcam compatible to Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 should also work with CTP Pro.
Support for high definition webcams not only allows for common line testing tasks when working with hand drawn animation, but is also ideal for cut out, time lapse and stop motion animation techniques. Even mixing and matching all of these animation styles is easily made possible.
Automatic Pegbar Detection expanded and improved --
CTP Pro features an automatic peg bar detection, which you can use to align your images relative to the peg holes of your drawings when importing images via scanner, file import or video input, respectively webcam. When creating hand drawn animation, it is common to use punched paper which is placed on top of a corresponding peg bar. This ensures, that all drawings are kept perfectly aligned to each other.
CTP Pro recognizes the most common peg bars and is capable to keep the drawings perfectly aligned when importing them, by detecting the peg holes. CTP Pro will recognize the nowadays most common ACME peg bar. However, there are also other schemes used in different regions or by tradition, such as Oxberry, Lightfoot and even the historic Disney peg bar. CTP Pro can also deal with the regular European double punch holes (ISO 838), as well as the American triple punch holes.
CTP 4.0 ships immediately. Existing users can affordably upgrade or crossgrade to the latest version.
Source: Crater Software
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.