Reallusion CrazyTalk Animator rebrands as Cartoon Animator 4

New Smart IK Animation helps animators with intuitive creation.

Reallusion announces its 2D animation software CrazyTalk Animator will rebrand to Cartoon Animator for version 4 announced to release in April 2019.

Since 2008, CrazyTalk Animator has become one of the easiest 2D animation software in the market enabling all levels of users to create professional 2D animations with the least amount of effort. Reallusion reveals its fourth generation- Cartoon Animator 4 (CTA 4) will be able to more naturally animate 2D characters and add a fluid prop and scene interaction.  The CTA4 work-in-progress video demonstrates the all-new Smart IK animation, a revolutionary feature to animate with more precise, powerful and intuitive creation.

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iPhoneX Review Video made with a CrazyTalk Animator 3 Virtual Host

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An iPhone review video can be pretty dull with a single host and just an iPhone. Especially when you have already made hundreds of review videos, you realize that all your reviews look pretty much the same. So what do you do?

iClone – Top 5 Best Uses of iClone in 2015

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For the past 15 years, iClone has been widely used in the world for everything from television programs, 3D film-making, video game development, pre-viz production, special effects, and just about anything.

In 2015, we were happy to see iClone being used in movie trailers, and in independent short films as iClone is a great tool for animators to express their creativity with. The use in the Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV show, and Toei Animation Studios previz show exactly just how far iClone has come, and matured, into a professional animation tool.

Here are our picks for the Top 5 Best uses of iClone in 2015!

Top 1.《The Walk Home》by Steve Cutts

This short film created a great atmosphere about the dark side of a city. Through a boy’s troubled journey across a hostile urban area, he experiences violence, flight, fire, guns, bullets, and in the end… death.

When the boy eventually encounters his own death, he sees all the dead spirits that he faced. It’s like he went through the dark side of humanity, and then suddenly a transformation happened – the evil inside broke through, and the human inside awoke. We chose this film as the best use of iClone in 2015, not just because it’s really well-made, but because of its  deep meaning.

Animator and illustrator Steve Cutts did an excellent job at setting the scene, character animation, story-telling and visual effects.  He created this film in After Effects and Photoshop, with additional 3D elements created in Cinema 4D and iClone.

CrazyTalk – Top 5 CrazyTalk Animations of 2015

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Turning photos and images into instant talking heads, and talking pets, has been widely popular in animation and film-making since 2000, thanks in part to the first launch of CrazyTalk, the  world’s most popular facial animation software.

Every year, we are amazed to see how CrazyTalk is used globally in so many fun and creative ways, ways that awaken our curiosity and inspiration!

To pay tribute to these awesome CrazyTalk artists, we have selected the Top 5 CrazyTalk animations from 2015. Roll the tape!

Top 1.《Behind closed doors》by Jānis Skulme

Official music video for Olga Korsak’s song – “Behind closed doors”. A professionally made music video where they used CrazyTalk 7 to animate paintings and sculptures.

This CrazyTalk animated video perfectly demonstrates how CrazyTalk is not just a fun tool for creating talking heads and talking avatars, but that it also lends itself to professional and corporate applications with very high quality results that save artists, companies and studios lots of time, money and effort.

iClone – Top 5 Adventure Animations of 2015

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Since its inception iClone has always been a fan favorite when it comes to creating 3D animated movies, due to its director’s chair perspective on fast and easy storytelling. For this and many other reasons, its no surprise that one can discover many great sci-fi / adventure films made with iClone 3D animation software.

Here we chose the Top 5 Adventure Animations of 2015 to pay tribute to all you adventure artists out there!

Top 1. 《Orphan Chronicles》  by Josh Osborne

When a planned delivery goes wrong, the Orphan and the delivery girl – Eve, discover more than they bargain for, setting the stage for a most entertaining story…

With outstanding cartoon-like characters, a stylized animation style, and fine attention to details this animated movie tops the list as the best iClone Adventure Animation for 2015. Congratulations on an awesome job guys!

iClone – Top 5 Musical Animations of 2015

 

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iClone users worldwide create stunning animations that are often used in movie-making, commercial explainer videos, games, pre-visualizations and just about everything. And once in a while we stumble upon animated music videos that instantly make us smile. Some of these animations are created for professional projects while others are just created for fun. Either way, we would like to salute them by including them in our Top 5 Musical Animations for 2015!

Top 1.  Roberto Colombo – Another day in Paradise (Phil Collins)

Rather than a movie, Roberto Colombo decided to plug himself into a beautiful 3D world where he portrayed the duality of life in a constant struggle for balance. Roberto recorded videos of himself against a green screen, chroma keyed them out and, thanks to iClone 6 Pro, brought them into Another Day in Paradise.

Top 5 Effective Presentation Tools

In today’s world, giving presentation is pretty much a necessity whether you are a startup or an established business. But we all know no one wants to sit through many slides of boring texts – that is the quickest way to fall asleep. They want interesting visuals, captivating stories and, most of all, they want to know YOU. They want to remember your brand and choose it from among many. So it is up to you to make your presentation, marketing video and campaign as distinctive and personalized as possible.

Here are top 5 effective presentation tools that would enable you to do just that.