Character creation made easy!

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Create, modify and animate Photoshop characters FIVE times faster with CrazyTalk Animator 3.2.

major imageAnimating just got quicker and easier with CrazyTalk Animator 3.2’s new PSD export function. With this tool, character designers can effortlessly move assets back and forth between Photoshop and CTA3. By doing so, you can adjust the look of your characters, experiment with image effects, and pose them with the help of specialist frameworks.

Animate Photoshop character instantly

Your character drawings can quickly become animations

With the launch of CrazyTalk Animator 3.2, character designers and Photoshop users will find their work process become five times faster than if they didn’t use the software. This is because they’ll have access to the software’s new PSD character modification and PSD graphic design tools.

Graphic Designer Biker Gal Smitten by CrazyTalk Animator

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Kimberly Larmond

Kimber has been drawing and illustrating since her first box of crayons. She has always been an Artist even from a young age, with slight variations: A Painter, a Cartoonist, an Animator, a Sculptor, a Graphic Designer and an Illustrator.

After graduating from a secondary school specializing in the arts, she graduated from Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, in Graphic Design. Her most recent position being a Designer with a progressive studio in Guelph, Ontario. At night, she freelances with commissioned illustrations of varied subjects.

“My name is Kimberly Larmond, a graphic designer and illustrator. I have been mulling around the idea of creating animated shorts. However, I have been a bit reluctant to undertake this task in After Effects, as it seems monumental. I stumbled across CrazyTalk Animator 3, and I was flabbergasted!” –  Kimberly Larmond

Shutterstock Contributor creates Vector Characters for use with CrazyTalk Animator

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Suphakanya Promjaree (Sapann)

My name is Suphakanya Promjaree, and I am based in Thailand.

I am a vector artist under the author name – “Sapann Design”.  For over 3 years now, I’ve been working as a vector contributor to several microStock agencies like Shutterstock, Adobe Stock (Fotolia), 123RF, and Vectorstock.

I like creating 2D characters in a traditional flat design as it gives me more leeway for quick styles and adjustments. Lately, I’ve discovered CrazyTalk Animator, and I’ve been very impressed on how my clipart characters can easily animate in this software for explainer videos, business presentations, and more.

ASIAGRAPH Reallusion Award 2017 – The World’s Largest LIVE Animation Contest for University

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Animate a film in “48 Hours”  to WIN a $10,000 Prize

The 7th Annual ASIAGRAPH Reallusion Award final 48 Hours LIVE Contest was held this year in Taipei, Taiwan.

Creating an animation film in 48 hours used to be an almost impossible task, but not anymore thanks to real-time animation tools that have broken all the barriers when it comes to filmmaking. Ever since the contest evolved into a LIVE animation event, it has swept the 2D and 3D animation world in Asia with its charm.

Prior to the competition, the 2017 ASIAGRAPH Reallusion Award ran in 13 cities at China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Taiwan.

48 Hours LIVE Animation Events – Country Winners got Flight Tickets to the Final Contest

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Meats Meier – 3D Artist & Animator – TOOL band, STARZ Black Sails on iClone

“iClone and Character Creator have become an essential part of my art creation and animation process.”

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“The excellent tools allow me to automate many repetitive tasks so I can focus on pure creativity, and not technical details. From pre-vis to character concept art, the Reallusion packages are a studio in a box for my independent workflow, yet also work perfectly in a team based Maya and Zbrush pipeline.  I’m sold.”

 

 

Jeff Jasper, Oscar & BAFTA winning FX Supervisor on iClone 7

“…a tour de force that is unmatched in the industry.

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“iClone 7 represents a huge leap in features that take iClone to a whole new level for professional production workflows. Studios have long dreamed of an animation platform with integrated performance capture, procedural animation and pipeline scripting in a package that also delivers stunning visual quality in real-time. Add in flexible integration with 3rd party software and game engines and you have a tour de force that is unmatched the in industry. Delivering on features like real-time GI with reflections, full PBR workflow and viewport rendering, HBAO+ and Shadow Mattes all bring the level of realism to the render to unprecedented levels. (continued…)

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“The Pro Facial Animation system is a huge win for me as a Faceware user. It is by far the best integration of Faceware I have seen in any package. Combined with the new face keying you have a powerful combination to deliver truly professional results.  The Morph system is incredible and really frees the artist to do some truly impressive animation that was just not possible before.  Camera workflow and python scripting now mean iClone can seat nicely into existing studio pipelines easily.  Last but not least, curves. The curve editor means the artist now has the choice for real-time, procedural, or true hand key frames animation or combos of all three with absolutely no limitations.” – Jeff Jasper

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“The fact that Reallusion have pulled all this off in a single release is truly amazing and I am super excited for the future of iClone.”

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3D Sculpting with Morph Sliders – Cutting your ZBrush time with Character Creator

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If you are proficient at 3D modeling or if you have dabbled in it before, then you might already use advanced sculpting tools like ZBrush, Blender, Mudbox, Sculptris, and others. You might also know how dreary the process can be when dealing with initial base models prior to modeling, texturing, and rigging. And depending on the complexity, this process can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks.

But, we can significantly cut our modeling time down if we cleverly combine our favorite tools with new and powerful applications to take care of the initial work.

Queue the Character Creator reel…

CrazyTalk Animator is the Swiss army knife of 2D animation – M.D. McCallum

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Want to create fast turnaround 2D Animations?

M.D. McCallum – the Award winning 3D Artist, and Renderosity Magazine author, shares his enthusiasm about CrazyTalk Animator 3 (CTA) the one-for-all 2D animation solution from Reallusion.

Having used Reallusion products for over a decade, M.D. McCallum is pleased with how Reallusion has always listened and acted on community driven requests when developing its software and content products. In fact, mentions McCallum, some of the long-time users have joked amongst themselves about being careful what they ask for in the Reallusion the forums because they’re probably going to get some form of it.

 

2D animation has its own quirks, irritations, and frustrations but this reviewer has found that CTA3 has eliminated a lot of those problems by allowing the user to get the job done without losing creative focus over endless details. The CrazyTalk interface is clean and easy to read, and the layout puts a lot of features and tools at your fingertips.

“I have been pleasantly surprised by the power and ease of use packed into this version. If you are considering cartoon driven, 2D based animation, with fast turnaround, then you need to give serious consideration to Reallusion’s CrazyTalk Animator 3.”- M.D. McCallum