Friday, 2 May 2014

SYNAPSE CIRCUIT NEWS CRAZYTALK ANIMATOR 2 FOR MAC


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NEWS: REALLUSION LAUNCHES CRAZYTALK ANIMATOR 2 FOR MAC

Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers. Here’s some great news if your personal computer is a MAC!
London, UK, May 2, 2014 — After winning the Best of Show at Macworld/iWorld 2013 with CrazyTalk7’s talking heads, Reallusion  now extends its technology to a fully featured story-telling tool; complete with full-body multi-dimensional avatars, props and scenes.

Reallusion announces a new era in 2D animation inviting anyone that ever dreamed of animating to wake-up their imagination inside CrazyTalk Animator 2. CrazyTalk Animator 2 is a revolutionary animation suite with all the necessary tools to easily create pro-level animation.
New powerful features have opened new possibilities for freely editing 2D motions and viewing them from any angle with a single click. In addition to HumanIK motion editing and seamless mix-and-match character customization, CrazyTalk Animator 2 also offers creative and fun visual render styles that can turn cartoons into comic style art. Powerful features like body motion puppet and auto lip-sync further reinforce its position as the most creative tool for 2D character animation. It’s designed for everyone from cartoon and movie creators to artists, illustrators, web designers, educators, web marketing companies and training video departments.
Multi-dimensional Character System Empowered the Mix-and-Match Creation with Unique Personalities
CrazyTalk Animator 2 has a new multi-dimensional character creation system that allows anyone to quickly build and customize 2D actors that are ready for animation. Design a custom character from scratch through a series of selections for hair, body, face and style inside the CrazyTalk Animator 2 character composer’s content library.  It's easy to customize avatars to look like you, a well-known celebrity, or people you know. Normally 2D animation requires advanced artistic skills, but with CrazyTalk Animator 2 you can build uniquely styled characters with no drawing necessary. 

CrazyTalk Animator 2 goes beyond traditional 2D animation tools with each character created in our new avatar system already setup for full standard 2D animation and compatible with 3D motion files that turn 2D characters into multi-angled animatable actors.  Characters can move freely and be viewed at any angle when animating without the need to draw countless iterations of the same actor.  CrazyTalk Animator 2 has many time saving tools so you can get on with telling your story or creating your projects faster without the bother of tedious tweaks to bring your ideas to life. 

CrazyTalk Animator 2 Allows You to Apply 3D Motions to 2D Characters
3D motion for 2D animation in CrazyTalk Animator 2 is a major milestone for our animation technology and will provide animators and storytellers of all skill levels with tools to visually compete with big budget studios. Along with the multi-angled 2D character capabilities in CrazyTalk Animator 2 we have added the ability to import 3D motion data with the CrazyTalk Animator Pipeline.  

Now 2D animation is reimagined with the new developments in CrazyTalk Animator 2 making your characters easier to animate and achieve pro level animation results in 2D without the need to pose every individual keyframe.  2D artists and professionals will enjoy the ability to rig their own 2D work with our universal character rig template and then take advantage of our 360 degree motion tools, motion library and motion capture features.


CrazyTalk Animator 2 updates with a more flexible dockable user interface that lets each user decide what panels and tools to display on-screen to match the current work at hand.  Now designing the workspace for your animation creativity is completely customisable.  CrazyTalk Animator 2 provides two main modes for creation in the interface; character composition where you can create and edit characters or sprites and our scene editor where you can control the cameras, animation and props. Building scenes and animating with the CrazyTalk Animator 2 camera system gives new and experienced users the best of both worlds with 2D and 3D views making scene building a snap along with the drag and drop features to add any character, prop or media element like videos or images.

CrazyTalk Animator 2 Highlights:
  • Multi-dimensional Character System. 
  • Mix and Match to Characterize into Unique Personalities.
  • Instantly Stylize Projects for Different Scenarios.
  • Universal Multi-dimensional Animation.
  • Employ 3D Motion Editing for 2D Characters.
  • Enrich CrazyTalk Animator Characters with Enhanced Depth Look.
  • New Dockable User Interface.
  • Import Unlimited Animations from External 3D Sources.
  • Easily Create Multi-dimensional Characters from Template.
Pricing and Availability:
CrazyTalk Animator 2 is available in 3 different versions for Mac and Windows PC to fit any creator’s budget. Download versions of CrazyTalk Animator 2 are available from the Reallusion Online Store at http://www.reallusion.com/store/purchase_cta.aspx

CrazyTalk Animator 2 Pipeline: £229.99
CrazyTalk Animator 2 PRO: £129.99
CrazyTalk Animator 2 Standard: £37.99

Visit Reallusion’s website for more info, free training and demo videos: http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/animator/

About Reallusion, Inc.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Reallusion is a leading-edge software developer providing cinematic animation tools for PC, Mac and mobile platforms.  Reallusion’s pioneering storytelling technology excelling at character animation, facial morphing and voice lip-sync allows fast creation of interactive avatars for 3-D real-time filmmaking and previsualization for professional post-production. Their powerful yet easy-to-use tools make character animation accessible to both Mac and PC users of all skill levels. Reallusion’s development of core technologies and growing base of intellectual property firmly establish the company as power among emerging technology innovators, furthering their graphic and imaging embedded kernels to top-brand device manufacturers worldwide. http://www.reallusion.com/

CHECK OUT THE CTA2 FOR PC REVIEW HERE: REALLUSION CRAZYTALK ANIMATOR 2 PIPELINE EDITION

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