Katherine Dallimore – KDSKETCH
Katherine, known as KD or KDSKETCH online, is a 2D digital animator from the UK making animated videos and tutorials on YouTube. With a focus on creating 2D animations, she talks about the production process including character design, storyboards, and various tips for making animation.
This is not the first time that Katherine has made a 2D animation with Cartoon Animator (CTA), after having experimented with CTA4 in 2019. She published two tutorial videos on YouTube, one introducing Cartoon Animator’s new features – with lip-sync being one of her favorites – and the other demonstrating motion capture animation with mocap plugins.
Vector Graphic Animation
In KD’s video, she introduces the benefits of vector animation as one of the most attractive features of Cartoon Animator 5, which supports the infinite resolution of artwork. Users can also choose their preferred vector tools for animation background creation or 2D character design, exporting SVG files into CTA for making animated videos; KD chose Affinity Designer as the vector tool for the scene design, which was inspired by platform games with a Pixel Art Style.
Moreover, the video shows that Cartoon Animator provides pre-made 2D characters and 2D assets that enable users to change the colors of skin tones, hair, clothes, and others. The Free Form Deformation effects and embedded motions are very useful for users who like to make an efficient and high-quality 2D animation in minutes.
In order to present the layering of the animated scene, the 3D Camera System is the most accurate function to experience realistic 3D camera movements. The tutorial demonstrates detailed workflows when making a high-quality animated video with more CTA features and tips.
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