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Cartoon Animator 4.1 Opens Roundtrip Creativity with PSD Tools and WACOM Tablets

Swiftly Turn Adobe Photoshop, Krita, Affinity, Clip Studio and Photopea illustration into animation

Cartoon Animator (CTA), recognized among the easiest 2D animation software, is releasing the new updated version 4.1 which opens to all mainstream PSD tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Krita, Affinity, Clip Studio and Photopea . Users of these PSD tools and WACOM tablets can now swiftly turn their creative concepts into animation using their original processes via Cartoon Animator. 

“Reallusion enables artists with a clean, roundtrip workflow between digital content creation tools and Cartoon Animator ” said John C. Martin, VP of Product Marketing, Reallusion. “Now, the mutual connection between Cartoon Animator and mainstream PSD tools enables users to simultaneously work on their concept art and drive it to a final look while animating from even initial sketches. That means that through every stage of art from doodles to production there is an opportunity to send your drawings to Cartoon Animator already auto-rigged for animation and then return to edit the PSD and roundtrip to CTA without losing a single keyframe animation. “

3 ways to directly launch PSD tools in Cartoon Animator

CTA 4.1 Major Features:

Turn PSD to Scenes

Manageable scene elements can be created from PSD layers and sent to CTA for the arrangement of Z-depth. Use 3D depth to sort 2D scene elements and decide the relative order of characters and props.

Setup 3D-like parallax effect from PSD layers

Turn PSD to Pros

Import a PSD file as a prop and apply Elastic Motion effects to generate organic animations or follow PSD layer naming rules to group items and set object hierarchy for Compound Prop Animations.

Easily build up hierarchical props by following the parent-child naming rule

Turn PSD to Characters

Rig any imaginable 2D character design with the Free Bone Tool or utilize PSD Character Templates for biped human and quadruped animals. Simply replace the image layers with your own design to automatically setup the character rig.

Automatically set up facial and body rigs for 2D actors designed with PSD Character Templates

Free PSD Editor Photopea

Reallusion’s alliance with Photopea provides this browser-based PSD editing service to all users for free. For those who don’t have a PSD editor at hand, this is a good option. CTA provides purchased users an AD free Photopea.

CTA joins forces with the free browser-based PSD editing tool Photopea

From Sketch to Final Production

WACOM tablets users realize a pipeline for concept art to animation production. Start with storyboard sketches and bring them to CTA for animation. Keep updating the artwork while keeping the animation intact.

A two-way process evolves WACOM sketch concepts to animation

Cartoon Animator 4

https://www.reallusion.com/cartoon-animator/default.html

Version: 4.1 

Edition: Pipeline

Platform: Mac / Windows 

Trial Duration: 30 Days



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