This tutorial starts at the process of exporting your body part image files into SWF format from your favorite illustration software. From that point on, you will proceed to learn how to set up a character blueprint and import all the basic body parts to form your main body. You’ll also learn more about the differences between side and front-facing characters.
Every CrazyTalk Animator character comes with an extensive hand library, and the sprite-based characters come with comprehensive facial sprite libraries as well. In this tutorial, you’ll discover the best practice for importing and positioning these different body sprites, as well as modifying each one individually to create a variety of different uses from a single sprite.
Once you've imported in all of your sprites and set up your character, you’ll need to do some refining to get it to animate in the ideal way. This includes rigging the character and setting the pivot joints for all the body parts so the animation will look proper. In addition, this tutorial shows a step by step for how to get your character to do both side and front-profile animations.
If you want your character to be able to look around and move its eyeballs, then you’ll want to pay attention here. Most of this tutorial takes place in Adobe Flash, and shows you how you can create cool moveable custom eyes for any of your Animator characters in a few easy steps.
CrazyTalk Animator allows you to take a full-body photo of your artwork, mask out the background, and assign a skeletal structure so you can animate yourself just like any other cartoon character on the screen. Use this tutorial to take a deeper look into how you can do this.
This part of our 3-part series on advanced body photo fitting will demonstrate how to fit characters which have short limbs or limbs with no knee or elbow joints, similar to South Park characters. It's not as hard as you think!
Here you will learn how to perfect the body photo fitting process for 4-legged creatures such as dogs, cats, and in this case... elephants! Use our universal rigging system to create your virtual pet (or monster) with a few simple steps!
DrawPlus X4 from Serif is not only a fully-featured graphics tool, but also a proven content design pipeline for CrazyTalk Animator. It brings data compatibility and ease-of-use to CrazyTalk Animator designers, as it saves time and effort on full scale Adobe Flash and Photoshop projects.