Easy 2D Animation
for All Video Makers
Transparent Footage for Video Compositing
Due to software complexity and art skill differences, cartoon animation and video editing have long been two separate fields. From v4.5, Cartoon Animator (CTA) has successfully eased the path and brought these two worlds together. Apart from CTA's power to animate any image, its great library of full-rigged characters and motions make animation editing a fun experience. Cartoon Animator 4.5 lets users freely group animated elements into transparent footage (.MOV), allowing video makers to easily add visual effects to animated items, along with compositing 2D animation with video on all major video editors.

This feature is FREE for CTA Pipeline/Pro purchase users. Update to CTA 4.5 or purchase here.

HIGHLY MANAGEABLE TRANSPARENT FOOTAGE FOR VIDEO COMPOSITING

Cartoon Animator supports both transparent video (MOV) and image sequence (PNG) export, while providing useful features such as exporting selected items for fast video compositing, Fit-to-Object-Size output for optimized video editing, and much more.
Start to manipulate 2D elements for video creation in a flexible, easy drag-and-drop performance way!
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Flexible Export
  • Use Isolate Selection to exclude unwanted elements, and export only selected ones.
  • Selected items will be automatically merged into one transparent element for fast video compositing.
Smart Export

Exported items will automatically be placed into their corresponding folders in accordance to their types:

  • Animated items:
    • MOV video in Video folder
    • PNG sequence in Sequence Image folder
  • Static elements like Backgrounds and Props will be placed in Single Image folder.
Fit to Object Size Export
  • Export animated items with the actual effective animation range instead of the entire project.
  • Easily rearrange the object position in the editing tools, and optimize performance for smaller data size.
COLLABORATE WITH ALL VIDEO CREATION PIPELINES

2D CHARACTERS IN LIVE ACTION FOOTAGE

Mixing animated characters with real video footage results in creative virtual reality compositing. Create 2D animations with vivid facial expressions, smooth body motions and 360 head in Cartoon Animator. Then add lighting, shadows, motion tracking, camera effects, and color correction in video editors.

REAL-ACTIONS IN 2D ANIMATED SCENES

See how easy we can place a real character into a imaginative 2D world. In CTA, you can export 2D environments in separate images, and output animated elements into transparent video objects (.mov), then arrange the media in the right display order inside your video editor. Get access to hundreds of characters and scenes from our Content Store.

MIXING 2D & 3D ANIMATIONS

Merging 2D Animations in iClone

Bring 2D actors into a 3D world by easily drag and dropping into iClone. You can intuitively immerse 2D elements into a 3D scene with free camera movements, add lights, shadows, and particles for stunning visuals in real-time.