2D Character Animation

Editing

Curve-based Motion Key Editor for G3 Characters
  • FK and IK pose editing for all G3 bone-based characters.
  • By combining pose keys with motion curves, you can instantly create professional cartoon animation results in seconds.

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2D Motion Key Editor - Body IK & FK Control
  • 3 Modes to set character animation keys: Pose, Transform Body Sprites, and Face.
  • Use Pose mode with IK editing for character posing; use the Body and Face modes with FK editing for key framing and motion layering.
  • Select individual or multiple body parts to puppeteer by dragging your mouse cursor around the editing area.
Import 3D Animations for Multi-dimensional Characters
  • 3D motions contain data for multi-dimensional movements that can only be applied to multi-dimensional G2 characters.
  • 3D motions make your 2D characters turn around and change angles by automatically switching and stretching their body sprites.
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HumanIK - 3D Motion Editing
  • With the 3D motion control and universal skeleton, users can now turn 2D characters in multiple angles, giving them total control over perspectives and 3D movements.
  • The 3D Motion Key Editor lets you manually move character limbs in a three-dimensional space, allowing you to use the Human IK system to drag and balance connecting limbs.

Body Puppeteering

Use a mouse or any other handheld device to create a character's body animation. Simply select the body parts and puppet behavior, and control the animation as you playback or record in real-time.


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Facial Animation

Facial Puppeteering
  • 10 default profiles instantly define character performances.
  • Puppeteer with personality thanks to embedded profiles including; Dog, Cat, Horse, Elastic Folks, and other 5 human types.
  • Six emotion styles - neutral, delightful, sad, angry, happy, and surprised; each with advanced select and de-select layer editing capabilities.  

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Facial Key Editor enhanced with Free Form Deformation
  • Select individual or multiple facial features, and puppet their behaviors by dragging the mouse cursor around the editing area.
  • Full control over facial features, mouth openings, eye rolling, emotional expressions, and more.
  • Use sliders to precisely blend unique feature shapes from the Detailed Face Key Settings.


Audio Scrubbing

Now you can hear the audio at the playhead position as you drag the playhead so that you can quickly find a particular sound in the audio file.

Audio Lip-syncing

Import a WAV file or record your own voice with the built-in audio capture feature. Enjoy a vast phoneme databank that automatically lip-syncs to your image. Text-to-Speech offers better quality for all end-users, plus additional solutions for text-driven voice performances.

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