Create Cartoon Characters Using These Learning Resource

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The G3 Character PSD Templates help you easily create different animatable characters by simply placing their body parts into their corresponding folders. This ensures that your PSD characters will be ready to animate once imported into CTA3.2

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Includes basic and full human (face and body) templates.

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Talking Head

Use talking head template to create a high-resolution face.

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Animate characters like dogs, cats, horses, or other four-legged creatures.

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Cleverly use these templates to animate anything with paired movements.

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Employ on creatures or objects like; chains, fish, caterpillars, or trees.

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See these fully functional PSD projects, and learn how each sample works. Create your first PSD actor by simply replacing its body parts.


Basic Human PSD Character

A basic Human character consists of 10 simple layers for you to easily get familiar with during the creation process.

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9 x Human Samples

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Full Front & Side

Full bodies with front and side angles that include a puppet-ready talking head. Learn how to add facial features on characters to make them talk.


High-Res Head & Features

Learn how to increase the resolution quality for facial features.

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Hand Gestures

Learn about the 30 Hand Gestures to create different poses.

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Full Sketched Character - Front/Side

Even a sketch or doodle can become a ready-to-be animated 10 layer character.

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Fully Functional Masked Eyes

Learn how to create your own rolling and blinking eyes with the use of masks.

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Quadruped Samples

Dog Sketch with Talking Head

Create four-legged creatures with workable ears and tails.

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Cat Doodle with Talking head

Animate literally any character body and face.

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Spine & Wing Samples


Create characters with down-ward facing chain movements.

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Create characters with up-ward facing chain movements.

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Pumpkin Wings

Create and animate characters with dual paired movements.

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Free Bone Samples

Hierarchical Structures


Animate any character form with body parts, in multiple layers.

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Animate any one-image character thanks to the hierarchical bone structure.

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Chain Structure

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Toy solider 1

Use simple bone names, and link character bone structures in CrazyTalk Animator 3.

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Toy solider 2

Use bone hierarchy naming in the PSD layers, to directly convert them to CTA3 free-bone structures.

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Match the bone names to the G3 Character Templates, so that they are directly compatible with G3 character motion libraries.


All image sources from sample projects will allow you to quickly understand and practice the character creation process. Inside you will find sample image sprites for you to easily test the entire workflow.

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In this whitepaper, you will learn how to generate CrazyTalk Animator G3 Characters, including standard or free-bone characters with the use of your favorite PSD editor. With this approach, you can create an unlimited amount of custom G3 characters without spending too much time on redundant creation steps.

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Animate a Character from 6 Body Parts - from Photoshop to CTA 3

Create a Standard G3 Character with 10 Body Parts

Adding a Full Set of Animated Hand Gestures

Adding Facial Animation from Facial Feature Library

Create Your Own Animated Facial Features-Part 1

Create Your Own Animated Facial Features-Part 2

Creating High-Resolution Facial Features

Designing A Fully Functional Masked Eyes

Animate your Pets with our PSD Template

Basic Free Bone Character Creation

Single Image Free Bone Character Creation

Add Talking Head to Free Bone Character

Create your first Compound Prop

Create a Prop with Hierarchy