FREE EMBEDDED CONTENT
& SMART MANAGEMENT

DIRECT ACCESS TO OVER 1,700 ASSETS

Experience Cartoon Animator’s powerful features by trying embedded items. An extensive library of highly valuable demo projects, character assets, accessories, animations, scenes, props, etc. are ready for download. Please go to Smart Content Manager > Pack view > Free Resource section to start downloading.

How to Access Free Assets

ACTOR & ACCESSORY | ANIMATION | SCENE & PROP

FEATURED 2D CHARACTERS

Multi-Style Vector Characters

New generation of G3 Vector Actors are designed with dedicated color groups and segments, letting artists style color motifs for the same base models. Learn More

Mix and Match Character Styles

Make combinations of facial components, accessories, and props to create unique character styles. Energizing character animations by adding Spring bones to hair, accessories, and props. Have Spring elements jiggle along with character animation and let natural movement flourish. Learn More

Recommended Pack: Dynamic Character Designer

Convenient Animations with Standard Skeletons

Shortcut the rig and keyframe process with the use of standard template bones that are geared for humans, animals, spined creatures, and winged creatures. Access a library of professional animations dedicated to the bone templates right in CTA or browse for more in the Content Store if needed. Learn More

EMBEDDED ANIMATION RESOURCES

Complete 2D Animation Library

  • Preview the animated thumbnails and access hundreds of free animation resources directly from the Smart Content Manager.
  • Animate 2D characters in less than ten seconds with a vast library of adjustable 2D Motions and 3D Motions.
  • Take advantage of full-body performance and face animations to enliven 2D characters.
  • Animate any static object by using elastic motions, prop motions, and the newly introduced free-form deformations.

For More: Character Animation Prop Animation Exaggeration Animation

Adjustable FFD for 2D Motion

Not just designed to save time on keyframing, CTA takes 2D character animation one step forward with more cartoonish exaggerations. The embedded 2D human motions are FFD-ready with adjustable intensity levels to fit any scenario.

Recommended Pack: Exaggerated Motions

200+ 2D Motions

FFD Animations & Presets

FFD Animation Clips FFD Editor

Take advantage of the pre-animated FFD animation clips to enliven any static object. Simply drag and drop FFD animations from the Smart Content Manager directly onto objects to instantly create lively performances. Easily make animations like jumping, compressing, getting angry, yawning, and more without manually setting FFD keys.

Recommended Pack: Enlivening Moves 140+

10+ Motion Clips

More than 100 FFD presets divided into six categories are embedded in Cartoon Animator 5. These presets cut down on the time spent manually adjusting lattice points for deformation while still flexible enough for customization presets. FDD presets can animate static objects and can be combined for an additive effect as well. Learn More

*The props used to demonstrate FFD effects are for reference only and are not included in the free resource pack.

Spring Presets

10 spring presets are designed after material properties, weight distributions, and stiffness of various objects. Imitate certain physics properties by having extended bones, in a Spring group, jiggle with the animation while fine-tuning consequential attributes for bounciness, inertia, and gravity to achieve exceptional Spring dynamics. Learn More

*The characters and prop used to demonstrate spring animation are for reference only and are not included in the free resource pack.

From 3D to 2D Motion

Experience a revolutionary 2D animation approach with the use of free 3D motions. Glide between the angles of the character; project the camera to create 2D performances for different points of view; and parallax 2D characters to reinforce scene depth. 3D motions can even be edited in iClone and previewed in Cartoon Animator in real time with Motion Link. Learn More

8 Editable 3D Motions

SCENE SETUP & ANIMATED PROPS

Scenes & Props

Use over 30 ready-made 2D scenes and image backgrounds included with Cartoon Animator 5, or set up custom scenes with up to 500 embedded props.

Add Spring bones to props to liven up scenes and animate vivid performances. Free items include: 14 Spring bone props as examples; and 14 Spring bone templates as reusable guides for your own designs.

30+ Scenes | 500+ Props

REALLUSION CONTENT PLATFORMS

Reallusion actively collaborates with professional artists around the globe to provide a variety of high-quality 2D characters and animation assets. Explore the creative works of the community, and we invite you to share and profit from your own creations at the Reallusion Developer Center.

SMART CONTENT MANAGEMENT

The Smart Content Manager aims to provide an intuitive, streamlined management system for personal and purchased assets. Directly download free resources or purchased assets from online without leaving Cartoon Animator; quickly search installed and customized content by keywords and tags; and organize assets in different drives without worrying about storage limitations. By registering multiple program licenses under the same workgroup account, every account member can have access to the purchased assets and have them centrally managed through a corporate server.

Online Inventory Management

Directly Download Free Resources Purchased Asset
Pack View Searching & Tagging Update Notification

Local Content Management

Well-structured Categories Multi-Drive Access Intuitive Folder View
Searching & Tagging Synchronize with Windows Folders

*How to access CTA4 custom and template content from Cartoon Animator 5?   Watch Tutorial

TRIAL, PURCHASE & INSTALL

Purchase & Install

Newly purchased content from the Content Store, ActorCore or Marketplace will automatically sync in the Smart Content Manager during checkout, letting you download and install everything directly within the application. Online Manual

Try Before Buying

Select trial content from the Marketplace and download them via the Smart Content Manager to try them out. When satisfied with the trials, add the contents to your checkout cart and remove the watermark with a click of a button.
Watch Tutorial    Online Manual

TAGGING WITH QUICK SEARCH

The easiest way to search content of any type is by keywords and tags. Sort content by category and quickly find all items belonging to certain groups. In addition to the official tagging system, Smart Content Manager lets you define custom tags for any item. Locate and retrieve content based on user-defined categories: project, genre, usage, abbreviations, and more.


Online Manual: Searching Content Tagging Content

SMART FILTER

By Base Type By Editing Mode

Content under Actor, Accessory and Animation categories are sorted by their applicable base types (Human, Animals, Spine, Wings or Free Bone) and angle (Front or Side). With the “Filter by Base Type” function activated, only assets compatible with the selected object will be shown in the Smart Content Manager, saving more time for the creative process. Learn More

Cartoon Animator scene-building elements such as projects, actors, animations, scenes, props, and media can be accessed from the Stage Mode, while character components are dedicated to the Composer Mode: faces, eyes, brows, noses, mouths, ears, hairs, clothes and accessories.


Learn More: Content Categories Online Manual

FLEXIBLE CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Multiple Drives

Organize assets in different drives to save storage space.

Data Backup & Transfer

Backup and transfer assets and tags to another computer.

Sync with Windows

Easily manage and sync design assets with the Windows File Explorer.

CONTENT SHARING FOR 3D MOTIONS -
SPICE UP 2D CHARACTER ANIMATION WITH 3D MOTION

Extend the usage of your 3D animations. Cartoon Animator supports 2D animation creation with 3D motions. The 3D motions you purchased for your 3D projects from the Content Store, ActorCore and Marketplace can also be accessed through the Smart Content Manager embedded in Cartoon Animator.

WORKGROUP - MULTI-SEAT CONTENT ACCESS UNDER ONE ACCOUNT

  • Register multi-seat software with one Reallusion account.
  • Manage design assets from a central server.
  • All assets and tags made shareable within the workgroup.
  • Assets licensed for commercial use for all workgroup members.
  • No DRM watermarks for collaborative projects.

PACKAGER - PUBLISH DEVELOPER CONTENT

  • Put together content in the Packager for publishing.
  • Manage asset installation folders before uploading.
  • Directly upload content to the Marketplace.
  • Simulate buyer experience, download, and verify content packs.
  • Backup developer source packs with product description for re-editing.

Buildup a Content Pack

Drag in multiple assets from Custom for publishing.

Upload Pack

Publish developer content to the Marketplace.

Edit Pack Info

Edit the pack information before publishing.

Export Data

Backup developer source packs with product information.

Content Categories for Cartoon Animator 5

Content Categories Stage Mode Composer Mode
for Characters
Composer Mode
for Props
Project
Actor
Head
Body
Accessory
Animation
Scene
Props
Media