Crazytalk Animator 3.1
Requirements macos 10.11.5 or later • 64-bit processor • 460MB Learn more Available from reallusion.com Mac App Store
You may have to rush to snap up Crazytalk Animator 3.1 at its sale price, but even at its full price of £69.99 for the standard edition (or £179 for the Pro edition) it is well worth the money.
This release builds on the solid foundations of Crazytalk Animator 3 by adding a small selection of worthwhile enhancements, most notably the option to import PSD files for characters that you have drawn and then animate them inside the app. This is done by dragging the character’s body parts into corresponding folders ready to animate them.
As well as Photoshop files, the app now supports Affinity, Xara, Clip Studio Paint and Krita files, and you can also now save the facial parts of your character to use on other characters, which is a massive time-saver when putting your projects together. Whether you have updated from
CTA3 or are completely new to the app, using Crazytalk Animator 3.1 is incredibly easy. There are batches of templates in place so that you can simply pick a scene, drag in a character or two and then start animating them via a series of preprogrammed poses and facial animations. If you find that something isn’t quite working out when viewing the sequence in Stage Mode then you can swap it out there and then without having to revert back to the proverbial drawing board – simplicity is definitely one of CTA3.1’S key factors.
Of course, the app has all of the necessary features in place for you to create your own animations from scratch – once you are happy with them, you can even flog them to other users in the Reallusion Marketplace. We certainly had a lot of fun using this app and, with its professional toolset, there is always something new and cool to discover. Quite, quite brilliant!
“With its professional toolset there is always something new and cool to discover”