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[Upcoming Webinar] 12 Principles of Animation
Learn the 12 powerful principles of animation with Mark Daiz, the CEO / Founder of 2Danimation101. In this webinar you will learn to apply the 12 principles in Cartoon Animator, to take your animation to a whole other level.
Quickly Transform a 2D Face into a 3D Head
Doing facial animation is complicated, more so if you wish to rotate the face from one side to another. Reallusion breaks the limitations of 2D art, by offering a simple and practical way for 2D animators.
Character Animation with After Effects Production
Now character animation is simple and quick with Cartoon Animator, but also works well with After Effects for a professional finished look. Through the AE script, you can reconstruct exported CTA project in AE layers, bringing the highest flexibility on final compositing and VFX editing to After Effects.

2D ANIMATION SOFTWARE FOR PRACTICAL USE

Children's Animations

Qu Studios owner Chris shows an ideal pipeline to create broadcast quality children's animations.

By Christopher Meyer-White

Surrealist Art

Discovering invisible stories is important for everyone involved in art-making. Tom creates surrealist moving images, and transforms the bizarre into a surreal world.

By Tom Jantol

Creative 2D animation in 3D

More and more 3D animators have found ways to create 2D animations on the basis of 3D skills. Tom is one of the top players.

By Tom Jantol

Promotion Video

Follow the adventures of Sammy and the wolf on their journey to become a 2D animators. Frank creates 2D animation to promote his own business.

By Francesco

Music Video

Jazz Singer, Matt Dusk, hired our user, Ward Anderson, to create this Cartoon Network quality music video.

By W Anderson

Business Video

Tampara Studio creates 2D animation for a sample business presentation for clients. It's a pitch for an animated edu-tainment series for children.

By A. Bell

Contest Animation

Won the 2019 Best Animated Film at London's Discover Film Awards along with numerous other film festival awards.

By H Vause

TV Series

This is the trailer of a man who created 2D animation series for South African TV stations.

By Eon De Bruin

Explainer Video

A 2D animation explainer video made by Ken Chan. The characters are taken from illustrations from the book series, rigged and animated in Cartoon Animator.

By K. Chan

Animated Cartoon

Elvis creates 2D comic animation reminiscent of classic Japanese cartoons with a great integration of workflow from Photoshop to Cartoon Animator to AE.

By E. Sisa

Tutorials

Veteran Cartoon Animator character designer, and 2D animator Garry Pye collaborates with CTA to remotely create a fully-animated cartoon in 2 weeks.

By Garry Pye

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2D Character Designers

Turn Static Images into Animated Characters

2D Animation for
Video Makers

Easily Composite Animated Elements to Videos

Draw to Animate

Works with PSD Tools & WACOM

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