After two months, the 2022 ‘Animation At Work’ Contest for Cartoon Animator (CTA) has come to a close. Reallusion would like to thank all of its wonderful sponsors including XPPEN, Affinity, Magix, and ASIFA. Overall, the event received 169 global entries, each with their work-in-progress videos among five categories: Business & Commercial, Comics & Art, Education, Vertical Shorts, and VLOG & VTuber.
A total of 26 winners, from different backgrounds, were selected with different levels of skills and experience. Additionally, a wide array of styles and topics were created, proving that Cartoon Animator is streamlined for creative diversity. Several newcomers who were first-time CTA users, were even able to use their newly acquired techniques to combine other software pipelines for amazing submissions. Click here to see the full list of winners with their respective judges’ comments.
Business & Commercial Animation — 1st Prize
Songrea Travels TVC by Onome Egba (Nigeria)
Onome Egba and his thoughts:
“Cartoon Animator excels at simplifying a lot of complex processes naturally associated with character animation. The rigging tools and animation presets are especially good at helping you get your characters moving in no time. Real-time playback is also something you’ll quickly take for granted when using the software. No ramp previews, pre-render, or 1/4 resolutions are needed to actually see what you’re working on which really helps with iterations.”
Congratulations to Onome Egba! This is a delicate 2D production that all judges immediately pictured seeing as a TV or YouTube ad. The voice acting, characters, and body motions were all well balanced, and we also loved the scene and camera changes. Well done!
Comics & Art Animation — 1st Prize
Godly Princess by Eon De Bruin (South Africa)
Eon De Bruin and his thoughts:
“I have been working with Cartoon Animator 4 since 2017 and it has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me. Today I have my own streaming platform where I create numerous animation shows for kids, and CTA4 is my software of choice because it is so easy to work with, fast to create animations, and integrates well with Clip Studio Paint. I don’t think I will be able to create as many animated shows for my platform if I were to use another software. I love Cartoon Animator!”
Our seasoned CTA user Eon De Bruin impressed us again with his entry and WIP Video. He took a chance to have the 2D princess interact with 3D people – and it all paid off! Congratulations Eon!
Education Animation — 1st Prize
The Secret of Figs by LuckyPlanet (Thailand)
LuckyPlanet and his thoughts:
“Cartoon Animator allows me to produce my animated series more quickly and easily. These animation tools make me feel like an actor myself.”
A 10 out of 10 winning entry for the Education category! We were very impressed with the final quality, and we cannot wait for more educational Cartoon Animator videos created by LuckyPlanet!
Vertical Shorts — Winners
Guard Duty by Jeremy Fisher (Canada)
The Sisters AR by Kirill Klochkov (Russia)
VLOG & VTuber — Winner
Approaching “Global Warming” What measures can you take? by Hiromi Yamamoto (Japan)
Student Animation — Winner
The U.S. Declaration Of Independence by Andre Luiz Siqueira Alencar (Brazil)
As the contest ended, Reallusion was also pleased to announce the coming of Cartoon Animator 5. In this forthcoming release, we are fulfilling the groundwork of animation productions and also elevating Cartoon Animators’s unique techniques. In the new version, secondary animations will be automatically created with simple keys, squash-and-stretch motions can be deformed freely, and vector graphics are supported for infinite resolution. Take a sneak peek at what’s inside Cartoon Animator 5!