The Lazy Animator Beginner's Guide to Cartoon Animator - The Fastest Way to Learn Reallusion's 2D Animation Software Application

The Lazy Animator Beginner's Guide to Cartoon Animator.

Don't waste hours of your valuable time when you can learn all the main animation features of Cartoon Animator, and become a power user, fast, without having to navigate all the official video tutorials that don't really cover everything in a logical order, or show how everything is connected ...not to mention how hard it is to navigate the online manual (that no one ever reads, because it's more a reference tool than a learning guide). Still ALL relevant to Cartoon Animator 5!

Feedback for TLA Beginner's
Guide to Cartoon Animator

"Hi David, Just thought I'd let you know that I found your complete Cartoon Animator course really, really useful! I've been using CA4 for a while and have gone through most of the Reallusion tutorials and the difference between those and yours was the intuitive approach you took. Totally worked for me and taught me things which should have been obvious (Transition curve explainer, Character layer explainer and how to tweak easily etc etc) but other tutorials didn't cover...maybe because they're conceived and delivered by the software techies who assume people like me (retired social worker) will find all the nooks and crannies on their own. Once again  a BIG Thank You!"

- Gerard, Retired Social Worker.

"I'm on the first lesson and no where ever did any video tutorial I ever watch cover what this is covering handling scenes and props--I've been working hard and not smart. I'm delighted so far, and don't think that will change."

"Best money I've spent so far on anything CA4, really. And I've purchased a lot of characters and assets---all of which I love and glad I have, but without this course I certainly wasn't using the software to the best of its ability, nor mine. I was able to play right along with you and learn---tempo is awesome in each video, really enjoying it."

- Renee, Creator of several Cartoon Animator
shorts prior to purchase of the course.

"I just want to say thank you David for creating this course. I’ve watched and rewatched the first 3 videos about 5 times each and I’m finally beginning to “get it”. Your slow and methodical pace was just what I needed!"

"I tried watching some of the other videos and many were good but I never was able to really connect it all together and I really think that’s where your course really shines. In fact after finally grasping some of the basics from your first 3 videos I looked at another video I had tried to follow and it finally made sense to many."

- Charles Brady-Voice Actor.

"It's totally worth the money! I'm about to start on video 4 and, even though I have used CTA before, I'm learning a lot. What I like most about this course is how it is built up systematically and you never feel swamped by too much information."

- Muriel Raes - Teacher.

"This was the best beginning course I have taken. I was able to do a fun animation to I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas as I was learning the program (and it came out so much better than I anticipated!). I really appreciate the time and effort that went into creating this class. I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking to get up to speed with CA4 quickly. Thanks David!"

- Kathy Adler - New CA4 User.

"There are a lot of videos out there to help getting to grips with CA4, I have seen most of them and they all can be a bit of a task to get to grips with, mainly because the little bits of detail that we all need, seem to be missing as it is assumed we know. So I bought this package and it was very very helpful. Now those little missing bits in all those other videos start to make sense! It`s well set out and easy to follow - well worth buying"

- Steve Messruther - New CA4 User.


Do I need to know anything about Cartoon Animator to take this course?

All you need to know is how to start the application. The course assumes you have never used Cartoon Animator before.

I've been learning Cartoon Animator for a few months will this course be too basic for my level?

You may have already learned some of the concepts but you will still get excellent value from the course as it demonstrates almost every major feature of Cartoon Animator and how everything relates back to the timeline, where each system makes key frames in the timeline and more. Because it doesn't start with a run down of the User Interface you won't feel like you're repeating other beginner courses.

What makes this course better than all the free courses and tutorials?

Unlike other courses this one is very specifically organized from easiest to hardest features and shows you more complex features earlier so you can see how many, seemingly unrelated features share common traits. This makes really difficult things like character and face animation seem less complex by the time you get to them. Other courses jump around, and teach you some basics but don't dive into advanced things like what all the tracks on the timeline are for? Trying to learn from individual tutorials, that may have been created by many different tutors, will leave you with a lot of knowledge gaps.

Can I see a sample video from the course?

Yes. In the main product box at the top of the page you'll see a graphic advertisement for the course. The graphic is a slide presentation. Click the arrow on the right of the graphic (when you mouse over it) to the fourth slide which is a video tutorial about Clipping Motions taken from the course. You'll learn something from it because I taught myself something new making this part of the course - and I've been using Cartoon Animator since 2012 when it was called CrazyTalk Animator Pro.

Does this course teach you how to animate like a pro?

Not really. While the course does give a few tips on how to animate, the purpose of the course is to show you how to use Cartoon Animator to animate the camera, props, and characters. You'll learn the features of Cartoon Animator in the shortest possible time so you can spend more time improving your animation skills and less time getting stuck on how Cartoon Animator works. 

Does the course teach me how to create, rig, and animate props and characters from scratch?

No. The main goal of this course is to teach you all the essential features of Cartoon Animator you need to know in order to animate existing props and characters that come with the program or you've purchased in Reallusion's Content Store or Marketplace. If you would like to learn how to create and rig your own characters I have a beginner's tutorial.

Can I buy the Demo Project Only?

Yes. Click the button below to view the Demo Project Product page and to purchase.

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