2D ANIMATION
FOR CREATIVE PRODUCTION

Cartoon Animator is a 2D animation software designed for ease of entry and productivity. Turn images into animated characters, drive facial animations with your expressions, generate lip-sync animation from audio, create 3D parallax scenes, and produce 2D visual effects. Gain access to content resources and wield a comprehensive photoshop/vector pipeline to rapidly customize characters and create interesting content.
ANY GRAPHIC OR IMAGE CAN BE ANIMATED
Creativity is no longer limited: Whether vector or bitmap, any image can be imported, rigged and animated in Cartoon Animator.
CREATE ENGAGING SECONDARY ACTIONS
What took months of animation training to learn and hours of curve editing to achieve, secondary motion can now be done automatically. Applicable to any object, Cartoon Animator makes secondary motion a cinch to work with.
INSTANT RIGGING & ANIMATION
All-in-one storytelling tool for character creation, 360-head design, motion editing, talking facial animations, scene setup, and giving life to props.

CHARACTER CREATION

360 HEAD CREATION

ANIMATION EDITING

SMART IK / FK

CREATE 2D TALKING HEAD

PROP ANIMATION

PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT

IMPORT & EXPORT

3D ANIMATION WORKFLOW & POST-PROCESSING
Cartoon Animator implements the most innovative workflow by synergizing industry-leading applications, 3D animation resources, and motion capture devices — giving designers the ultimate freedom for high-quality production.

3D MOTION TO
2D ANIMATION

Import and repurpose 3D animations for 2D characters.

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Apply facial tracking and 3D motion capture to 2D animation.

MOTION LINK

Link iClone and CTA into a 3D-to-2D character motion pipeline.

AE SCRIPT

Reconstruct exported CTA projects as AE layers and add professional VFX with After Effects.

VIDEO COMPOSITING

Export 2D animated sequences as transparent videos and composite on to live-action footage.

EXTENSIVE CONTENT ASSETS
2D CHARACTER ANIMATION FOR CARTOON MAKERS

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

Collaborated Cartoon

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