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The Lazy Animator Guide to Animating Talking Heads in Reallusion's Cartoon Animator 5

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Imagine buying Reallusion's Cartoon Animator 5, with no animation experience, and then, in less than three hours, learning three different ways to animate character faces and bodies so they feel more alive and natural. Not only that, but also you'll learn the basic Cartoon Animator workflow for animating scenes.

Designed specifically for beginners and intermediate animators. If you've been hesitant about using Cartoon Animator's tools to animate faces, this course is perfect for you. Learn one of the hardest skills FIRST so your characters feel alive with vibrant facial expression and movement!

Not just a course on animating faces, in just over two hours and forty five minutes of video lessons, I step you through the creation of a complete scene, personally guiding you through the entire animation process. Stepping you through generating a script, creating the animation in Cartoon Animator, and then exporting the animation to a video editor to add further visual and audio effects, completing a final exported scene, that you can then drop into a bigger project.

Course highlights include how to:

  1. Utilize AI tools for dialogue creation, background generation, and realistic character voices.
  2. Utilize Cartoon Animator's Smart Content Manager for asset finding and project saving.
  3. Setup scenes, modify assets with a linked PSD editor.
  4. Add and edit character voice and lip sync.
  5. Animate your character's face and upper body using three different methods including Face Puppeteering, Face Key Editor and Expression templates, and Face Motion Capture.
  6. Animate your character's body using 2D and 3D pre made motions that I show you how to edit and blend to suit your needs.
  7. Export your animation and add video/audio effects for a polished result.

All necessary resources are included with the course for download or available in Cartoon Animator's Free Content Library. All additional software/websites used are free or have a free trial.

This course is not solely focused on achieving perfection in animation. Instead, its primary goal is to help you get started with Cartoon Animator, teaching you the essential workflow and the invaluable skill of animating a single scene featuring a close-up of a character speaking. Mastering the fundamental skill of animating a character's face with easy to master tools will undoubtedly prove beneficial as you continue to create more complex animations in the future.

I genuinely hope this course will ignite your animation creativity and inspire you to explore new horizons. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you need any assistance or have any questions about purchasing this or any of my courses.


"I bought it last weekend. It's easy to use. I have never been able to do something decent before. I finished video 4 last night." - Christian (Check out Christian's Agent Lou Talking Head Video)

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Nine Videos with a total runtime of two hours, forty five minutes. Cartoon Animator project files and other assets used in the lessons. PDF document containing time codes for easy reference should you wish to review any part of a lesson. PDF document includes links to further learning and resources.

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The Lazy Animator Guide to Animating Talking Heads in Reallusion's Cartoon Animator 5

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