Cartoon Animator (CTA) combines intuitive animation tools with mainstream drawing software and drawing tablets to swiftly turn illustrations into animations. Whether drawing in vector or bitmap, artists can use their favorite SVG/PSD editor to modify characters, props and scenes to animate in CTA while expanding creative possibilities with help from motion libraries and content that can be dragged and dropped. The CTA PSD and vector pipelines empower anyone with the ability to draw, to now animate!
Rig any imaginable 2D character design with the Free Bone Tool, or utilize Template Bones and the 360 Head Template, for biped human, and quadruped animals. Simply replace the image layers in the Template with your own design, to automatically setup the character rig. Then combine any of CTA's professional motion libraries, with the powerful facial expression editor and the IK/FK system to create vivid character animations.
A two-way process that evolves sketch concepts and storyboards, to final production. Start with storyboard sketches and bring them to CTA for animation. Keep updating the artwork while keeping the animation intact.
Use any PSD Tool to alter a style, or add accessories to an animated character while keeping its original animation settings. Additionally, all character motion and expression settings can be exported to PSD for further customization. It’s a very efficient way to add cloth, hair, and assets to rigged CTA characters.