Create 2D animations easily with Reallusion's new tool

One of the most intuitive 2D animation tools on the market is set to get even easier to use. Meet Cartoon Animator 4, the fourth generation 2D animation software from Reallusion. Formerly known as CrazyTalk Animator, Cartoon Animator 4 promises to deliver a natural 2D animation experience thanks to its revolutionary Smart IK tool.

The Smart IK (Inverse Kinematic) system enables users to create fluid and logical animation poses. It does this by auto-switching invisibly so that the whole animation process is fluid and logical. With Smart IK, users can lock certain limbs, so a character's feet could be locked to have non-sliding foot contact, while its hands could be set to achieve a specific interaction with props or a scene.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.