Discover the future of 2D Animation with Motion Pilot – Cartoon Animator

a white creature in front of some trees
(Image credit: Reallusion)

Remember when creating even a tiny-animated scene was like climbing Mount Everest? Artists would be glued to their desks for days or even months. And, oh boy, mastering the art of sketching and painting those cool backgrounds and characters? That was a long journey. 

Now, picture this: a sky full of playful creatures, our hero flying high, some chill floating fish, and more. Add a stunning backdrop to that. Sounds like a lot, right? Just take a look:

a creature flying through some trees with other blue creatures around it

(Image credit: Reallusion)

An epic scene like this could eat up days or even months. But what if I told you, you could whip it up in an hour, maybe even less? Yep, you read that right! Enter Cartoon Animator. 

The brilliant minds at Reallusion had a lightbulb moment. They thought, 'How can we make animation easier and faster?' And guess what? They tackled the headache of dealing with tricky timelines and keyframes. And from that, the superstar features were born: Motion Pilot and Motion Path Animation

Motion Pilot: The most valuable player

With Motion Pilot, you’re in the driver's seat. It lets you animate on-the-go. Just hit 'Record', wiggle your mouse, and boom!

an octopus

(Image credit: Reallusion)

Your animation is alive and kicking. So that epic scene we talked about? Instead of hours, you can nail it in a few seconds. Whether you’re bringing to life a bunch of fireflies, fish, or jellyfish, it’s as easy as pie.

a moving octopus

(Image credit: Reallusion)

Plus, Cartoon Animator throws in some extra goodies to this tool. One being the Motion Pilot control set called 'Flock' - this nifty feature allows you to move one element and the rest follow suit. 

Cartoon Animator banner with people underneath it

(Image credit: Reallusion)

That’s how all these Jellyfish were animated together. It's like magic! And get this: setting things up might take longer than the actual animation. That’s how cool and easy Cartoon Animator is.

Apply AI tech to 2D Animation

Isn't it remarkable how technology is transforming the way we do almost everything? Animation is hopping on that tech express train, too.

Back in the day, jaw-dropping animations were limited to the hands of artists who spent years honing their skills. But guess what? With the dawn of new-age AI technology, those intricate processes are evolving rapidly.

a person drawing next to a palette and a paintbrush

(Image credit: Reallusion)

A stroll down memory lane

Have you ever watched those vintage videos showcasing bulky, room-filling computers?

You know, the ones that looked more like a maze of machinery than helpful gadgets? Hard to believe, but those were the granddaddies of the sleek laptops and tablets we effortlessly use today.

an old bulky computer

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Steve Jobs and his Apple team stirred the tech world with their iconic 1984 commercial. A dystopian setting, a large oppressive screen, and then Bam! A determined woman shatters the screen. It was Apple's manifesto, shouting out loud: 'Computers are for everyone!' 

It's almost poetic to think that today, little toddlers, with their innocence, can navigate devices and watch their favourite cartoon on platforms like YouTube. That same revolution is happening with animation, and Cartoon Animator is the ticket.

New era for graphic animation

Art, in its essence, is a form of expression. Traditionally, to be an 'artist' was a badge earned after years of training or, in some cases, a natural flair inherited from the muses. The art world was an exclusive club, with entry reserved for the gifted and trained. But just like those old computers morphed into today's user-friendly devices, the art landscape is experiencing a seismic shift. Thank AI for that!

an AI robot drawing a picture

(Image credit: Reallusion)

Ground-breaking tools like Midjourney and DALL-E 3 are acting like magic wands, democratising art creation. You might not have gone to a fancy art school or even doodled beyond stick figures, but these AI-powered platforms don’t discriminate. They’re designed to make everyone feel like an artist. Just think of a vision, plug in your ideas, and voila! You have a piece of art ready!

a woman using a paintbrush to draw lots of different things in the air

(Image credit: Reallusion)

Reallusion’s animation revolution

But this tale isn't just about static art; it’s also about bringing art to life – yes, we’re talking about animation. The animation world used to be a labyrinth of complex processes, understood only by those who dedicated years to its study. Enter companies like Reallusion. They looked at the intricate maze of animation and thought, 'Why can't this be simpler?'

Their answer to that was Cartoon Animator – that is as fun as it sounds. Reallusion, with its user-focused approach, wanted to ensure animation wasn’t just left to the experts.

Cartoon Animator banner with people underneath it

(Image credit: Reallusion)

Think about it: The joy of watching a character you imagined spring to life on screen, moving and interacting just as you envisioned. And the best part? You don't need a degree or years of experience. The platform is incredibly intuitive. It’s like those magic coloring books where you just add water, and the colors appear – but for animation!

Embracing the dawn of new-age animation

With the strides we're seeing in tech, tools like Cartoon Animator are becoming more potent. They've rolled out features like Motion Pilot, which has made the animation process even simpler. Using this tool is as easy as playing a video game!

If my pitch has tickled your curiosity, here's some fantastic news: You can dive into the animation world headfirst with a free trial of Cartoon Animator.

As we stand on the threshold of a vibrant future in animation, it’s clear as day that the walls and barriers that once existed are tumbling down. With every advance in AI and user-friendly software, we’re stepping closer to a world where everyone – yes, everyone – has the toolkit to weave their stories, paint their dreams, and animate their ideas.

Animation is not just about watching and admiring anymore; it’s about creating, experimenting, and reveling in the joy of bringing art to life. So, why just be a spectator? Jump in, splash around in this vast ocean of possibilities, and watch as your creative waves ripple far and wide! 

To find out more, explore 2D Animation Software for Cartoon Maker | Cartoon Animator or get Cartoon Animator free for 30 days, including over 1,700 ready made assets.

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