befores & afters: A Live Mocap’d Animated Character Could be What You Need to Ramp up Your Online Sessions

See how ASIFA-SOUTH is using Reallusion’s Cartoon Animator 4 to do just that.

Thanks to befores & afters journalist Ian Failes reporting on how ASIFA-SOUTH brings animated mascot into livestreams with the help of Cartoon Animator 4.

With special designed 2D “mascot puppets” and using Cartoon Animator 4’s abilities to live-track facial performance and hand movements and create real-time lip sync. ASIFA-SOUTH has made their video sessions into very different experiences.

The choice of Cartoon Animator came partly from its accessibility. All users need is a webcam or iPhone, while a lot of extensibility can also come from using a Leap Motion device for finger and arm capture-to-animation. The simple set-up brings a lot of value to the sessions. – Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong, president of ASIFA-SOUTH

Professor Apple in fully cartoon rendered form.

Tontaveetong is particularly excited about adopting a tool, in Cartoon Animator, that is not only able to assist in communication and interaction, but also likely to be something that animation-centric members will be curious to explore themselves. For example, a recent live animation voice-over battle hosted by ASIFA-SOUTH utilized Cartoon Animator to enable users to make 30-45 seconds of animation as a way of both learning the tool and the art of V/O.

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