Reallusion releases Cartoon Animator 5.2
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cartoon Animator (CTA) has been continuously evolving its features in recent years, offering unprecedented capabilities to enhance 2D animation production. With its latest features, the lines between play and creation continue to blur as creative ideas are brought to the forefront with cutting-edge tools as tangible real-time productions.
The 5.2 update introduces two major highlights: Motion Path Animation and Motion Pilot, the natural evolution of contemporary puppetry. Motion Pilot is the first significant feature, allowing users to animate characters and props instantaneously, significantly reducing production time. Moreover, users can transform puppet paths into editable bezier curves for further refinement.
The other eagerly awaited feature is Motion Path Animation. This enhanced path editing tool is exceptionally practical for creating precise animations across various applications, including commerce, education, and manufacturing. With CTA 5.2, barriers to entry in animation are dismantled, propelling you to the next level in the world of 2D animation.
See the latest updates in CTA 5.2:
Motion Pilot — Next-Level Puppetry
Motion Pilot empowers the effortless animation of characters and props with the precision of mouse movements. By simply manipulating the cursor's speed, orchestrating rhythm, utilizing button functionalities, and taking advantage of the innovative lazy mouse feature, you can breathe life into your creative ideas and produce fluid animations that were previously unattainable through traditional methods. Moreover, Cartoon Animator's intuitive interface and real-time animation, combined with seamless keyframe editing, enable you to generate 2D animations in mere seconds.
New Key Features:
- Synchronous Playing & Recording: Record puppeting sessions and create animated videos without grappling with the timeline interface. Simply press the record button and direct the motion with your mouse.
- Transform with Precision: Precisely guide objects along the XYZ axis, control rotations, and easily adjust their size. Objects can also be passively oriented using automated flips and turns.
- Enhanced Wave Effects: Customize 2D animations with precision by choosing amplitude, frequency, and random options, tailoring your animation effects to perfection with dedicated parameters.
- Diverse Motion Options: Expand creative possibilities with four distinct types of motions: from character, prop, and elastic motion to free-form deformation. Trigger these motions effortlessly using mouse movements or clicks for quick application.
- Collective Control with Flock: Seamlessly manage and customize multiple objects with ease. Choose from different delay types to achieve emergent behaviors for a dynamic and mesmerizing effect.
Motion Path Animation
Users can easily generate a path by either plotting Bézier points or converting it from cursor movements and puppet animations. They can switch between three modes – Bézier, Linear, or Smooth – and refine the path with intuitive handle controls.
New Key Features:
- Assign objects to paths and easily control their speed and progression.
- Adjust the orientation and distance offset of an object from the path.
- Share a single motion path and save the movement pattern for multiple objects.
To unlock the full potential of CTA 5.2, delve into the myriad possibilities offered by the content packs below.
- Puppet Gems – 240+ Puppet Profiles & Object Presets
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Reallusion software is a platform for digital human character creativity and animation design. Emphasizing character scalability for creative and industry projects, Reallusion's real-time characters populate media and entertainment, metaverse, digital twin factories, architectural visualizations, and AI simulations.
SOURCE Reallusion Inc.