SAN JOSE, CA — Reallusion’s (www.reallusion.com) CrazyTalk Animator 3 demystifies the animation process, providing character design, scene building, and character motion tools to create studio-level 2D animation results on a PC or Mac. The software includes character templates, motion libraries, a powerful 2D bone rig editor, face puppeteering, and audio lip-syncing tools to give users a high level of control when animating 2D talking characters for videos, Web, games, apps, and presentations.
Version 3 includes improved 2D character templates, offering a variety of character creation styles and options. Animating a head from a photo to make it talk is still a key feature of CTA3 and there a many more ways to create characters from scratch or using a character template. The new G3 Character Templates include, Human, Animal, Bones and Elastic or Custom sprite and free bone character creations.
Rigging 2D Characters from images incorporates the new 2D Bone Editor that offers all the tools to structure sophisticated bone rigs. Users can use pins to constrain areas to selected bones, and optimize subdivision topology for smoother bending effects. The easiest way to create a 2D character is by simply aligning bones along an image shape. Setup intricate 2D character rigs using custom bone structures, with pins to define static regions.
Polishing animations in CTA3 with professional results is made possible with the all new Motion Curve library. Select an animated element in your scene and add a motion curve preset from the library to ease and affect the smoothing of entry and exit of your animation performance. Curves are an essential tool pros use to make their animations pop and move with style and CTA3 puts the professional power in a one-click solution.
The Generation 3 head system can finally be applied to both human and animals. It allows users to do much more with fewer sprites. The FFD tool (Free-Form Deformation) gives smooth transitions between expressions, and the Transform tool provides continuous sprite movement. Create and edit the Sprite list for facial expressions: 9 for lipsync, 14 for emotives
CTA3 can instantly animate an image, logo, or prop by applying bouncy Elastic Motion effects. Import an illustration, image or photo into CTA 3 and use the Elastic Motion effects library to squash and stretch animate any graphic element in the scene.
Pricing is $69 for the Standard version, $179 for the Pro release and $299 for the Pipeline solution.