Reallusion invites all talents to express their creativity with Cartoon Animator
Reallusion is hosting its annual 2D competition Animation At Work, from now on to October 5th, 2020. In this event, participants are encouraged to exploit Cartoon Animator’s real-time character creation and 2D motion capture technology with entries for commercial, educational, comic/static artwork and Youtube.
Cartoon Animator 4 (CTA 4) is powerfully easy, 2D animation software with a complete cartoon assets hub that anyone can use, regardless of their animation experience thanks to its intuitive workflow design and vast pre-made content libraries.
The event is offering up to $14,000 in cash prizes along with XP-Pen drawing tablets ($8,000 value) and more.
Animation At Work Contest webpage- https://www.reallusion.com/cartoon-animator/event/2020-Animation-at-Work/default.html
2D Animation with 3D Technology
This contest event is set to empower many up-and-coming 2D artists thanks to Cartoon Animator’s technology which offers visual communicators many creative opportunities through its real-time tools for social media, entertainment, education, business, music videos and more:
Easy Character Creation
Turn images into rigged characters by utilizing character templates with standard bone structures that quickly build up actors with any PSD editor. Users can use the 360 head feature to create head turning sprite animations.
2D Motion Capture
The integration of simultaneous face, hand and body mocap replaces traditional keyframing to greatly accelerate production. Animators can combine webcams and iPhones to control character facial expressions combined with Leap Motion Controllers and Mocap Gloves for hand animation, that can be complemented with body mocap suits from Perception Neuron or Rokoko.
Vast Character & Motion Libraries
Creating characters and motions from scratch is time consuming. To speed up the creation process, Cartoon Animator provides vast libraries with thousands of pre-made characters and motions.
Previous Animation At Work Winners, Today’s Rising Star
Previous Animation At Work contests highlighted amazing 2D talents who converted from casual animators to professional artists. 2019’s Animation At Work first prize winner – Howard Vause, has gained great success with his entry “The Curious Child” on various international film festivals. Another past 3rd place winner – Jim Stedman is now creating an animated series for pop idol group ”Now United” contracted by renowned TV producer Simon Fuller.
Four categories: 12 Winning spots with cash prizes and XP-Pen tablets
The Reallusion Animation At Work Contest invites participants to animate real-life projects for business promotions, educational / training materials, animated comics, YouTube videos, and more.
Each category includes 3 prizes; with $2,000 for 1st Place, $1,000 for 2nd Place and $500 for 3rd Place. Each winner will also receive an XP-Pen drawing tablet sponsored by XP-Pen.
- Best Comic Animation – Here we encourage graphic art designers who can turn original static drawings, illustrative art or comic images into animations. Give characters a matching personality to make an interesting short story.
- Best Business Animation – Use an animated video as a commercial to promote any realistic or fictional idea, product or service. The video entry can also be educational: illustrating how things work in a logical manner.
- Best YouTuber Animation – This special category welcomes seasoned YouTubers who have more than 1,000 subscribers, to create YouTube videos by adding a virtual host, or using an animated story to engage followers. Animators can even use the motion capturing features inside Cartoon Animator!
- Best Education Animation – Both students and teachers can join by focusing on topics like math, science, environment, sports or any other educational area. Reallusion will request teachers and students to provide educational ID proof for this category
Submission to the contest: https://www.reallusion.com/cartoon-animator/event/2020-Animation-at-Work/default.html
Download free tool to join event: https://www.reallusion.com/cartoon-animator/download.html