To get a professional finished look in CTA projects, here we provide a seamless workflow to After Effects (version 4.3). Through the AE Script, you can reconstruct exported CTA projects as AE layers , while keeping the keyframes and Z-depth of all objects, along with the sound and camera movements. The new CTA to AE pipeline gives the highest flexibility on final compositing and VFX editing in After Effects. This feature is FREE for CTA Pipeline purchase users. Update to CTA 4.3 or purchase here.

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Export to After Effects

This feature lets users export image sequences and JSON files of scenes and characters. With

the AE Script for Cartoon Animator

,
you can easily import animation work processed in CTA to After Effects, for further

post production

.
Professional

VFX

with

After Effects

After completing your animation in CTA, import it into AE for a seamless cinematic pipeline. Here are some visual effect samples that add professional polish to CTA generated scenes.

Glow Effects

Motion Blur

Special Effects

Area Lighting

Soft Shadow

Color Toning

Flexible Output Options for After Effects

  • Export the entire CTA project, or selected items, to After Effects.
  • Freedom to progressively add new animated objects to AE scenes, or replace the old ones.
Export Cartoon Animator Camera to

AE

  • Bring Cartoon Animator camera keyframes to

    After Effects

    .
  • Camera position and rotation can be adjusted in

    After Effects

    .
  • Easily add camera effects like DOF or camera shake in

    After Effects

    .
Customize Output Resolution

Optional export settings for image resolution, output range and frame rate.

BETA Roadmap

Major Features in the Current version

  • Export animated Cartoon Animator objects as image sequences to After Effects as editable layers.
  • Maintain each object’s transformation keys, and Z-depth.
  • Include soundtracks, and background images.
  • Keep camera animation keys for camera effects.

Planned Features for future update

  • Directly update modified animation sequence from Cartoon Animator to After Effects.
  • Export animated Cartoon Animator objects as transparent videos.
  • Other wishful features from your feedback. :)

Your suggestions are always welcome and
could help us improve our products.