New system, formerly known as CrazyTalk Animator, provides fast and versatile tools to help novices and professionals easily and expertly design and animate.
SAN JOSE, CA – Reallusion has announced the launch of Cartoon Animator 4 (formerly CrazyTalk Animator), a complete professional 2D character system. Its new facial mocap plug-in (Motion LIVE 2D) allows users to animate characters with facial expressions in real-time. Cartoon Animator has been widely used by online businesses, graphic designers, marketers and award-winning directors.
Reallusion’s product marketing VP, John C. Martin, commented, “Cartoon Animator 4 is one of the most accessible 2D character design and animation tools in the current market for both entry level and professional users. CTA 4 is a complete 2D character system with tools to design and animate in a new way with a unique motion UI and the industry-breakthrough 2D, 360-degree head creator. Indies, pros and first-time animators can apply speed to creativity with a new approach to 2D animation.”
Cartoon Animator 4 is a total 2D animation toolbox that can turn images into animated characters, generate lip-sync animation from audio, accomplish 3D parallax scenes, produce 2D visual effects, access content resources, and wield a comprehensive Photoshop pipeline to rapidly customize and
Animate with your face - simplify and hasten animation production process:
The Facial Mocap Plug-in (Motion LIVE 2D) offers a solution that greatly simplifies the whole animation production. Characters with facial performances are achieved using webcams or an iPhone TrueDepth camera to track expressions with head and eyes movements, and natural body animations driven by head position. This solution is designed for virtual production, performance capture, live TV shows and streaming web broadcasting.
Real-time Face Tracking via Webcam and/or iPhone:
Users can utilize any webcam or iPhone X to capture real-time face tracking via Facial Mocap Plug-in, the facial expressions will instantly project onto virtual characters in Cartoon Animator.
Head driven body movement:
During facial mocap, users can also add upper body motions by capturing head movements, blending values, and adjusting arm or forearm rotation that can be directly blended during live performances.
Real-time lip sync and audio recording:
The Timeline editor can edit motion clips, alter speeds, blend and refine captured phoneme expressions. Turn on the PC microphone for simultaneous audio recording for complete control over talking lip shapes.
360 Head Creation - quickly transform a 2D face into a 3D head:
The 360 Head Creator streamlines the workflow for head creation and expression setup, while directly applying it to the animation core through face key editing, puppeteering and the timeline system. It transforms static 2D art into 3D-styled characters with up to 360 degrees of motion for deeply rich performances. Artists can also use the Photoshop round trip in/out integration for editing multi-angle characters.
Smart IK (Inverse Kinematic) Animation:
The Smart IK Animation’s simple and functional design sets Cartoon Animator apart from other 2D applications, as the intuitive IK/FK system auto-switches for a fluid, and logical workflow. Smart Motion retargeting correctly applies any motion files to different body shapes, while automatically aligning new characters to the original motion pose.
More information and pricing are available on the company website.