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Use the index below to quickly review all the courses and tutorials available on The Lazy Animator website. Items are listed by application and then by subject matter within the application. All courses and tutorials can be purchased directly in my Art Time Store (recommended if you're buying more than one) or from their individual pages on this site.

Cartoon Animator

Cartoon Animator (formerly known as CrazyTalk Animator) by Reallusion is a complete, 2D animation studio specializing in rapid workflow by utilizing premade assets and standardized character rigging. That said, it's powerful enough to create entire productions completely from scratch.

Learn the Software

Character Design & Rigging

Props & Background Creation

Krita

Krita is mainly a graphics application similar to Photoshop but leaning towards the needs of artists more than photographers. It has some animation capabilities. It's a free, opensource application.

Character Design

CrazyTalk 8

CrazyTalk 8 is no longer an ongoing product by Reallusion but it's still available to buy. It's specifically specializes in the animation of single 'talking head' style characters both 2D & 3D.

Character Design & Rigging

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