I'm hoping someone can advise me on 2 basic issues.
1) I can't afford Photoshop. I have a bunch of other bitmap editors, and the one that seems to actually be able to save as .PSD and keep layers is https://www.photopea.com/
but this is online, so you can't direct CTA3 to use it. Can I do a save as locally and work around that way? Since photopea
won't return the file directly back to CTA3, what would be the process?
2) The reason I haven't tested the above is to be honest I am really struggling with the process. I have tried to follow the CTA_G3_WhitePaper_Character_Creation.pdf a bit. Let's just say I think I need a video. (I did find the video on sprite replacement pretty easy. But I'm looking for the pipeline process videos). So doing a search on Youtube for "crazytalk animator 3 pipeline tutorial" there are 72 videos in one group. I have no idea where to start.
Re allusion does have a ton of videos. I've found 1, "Animate a Character from 6 Body Parts" which looks pretty good, but seems to use the writers own custom project and files. So, is there videos out there that explains the G3 character PSD Pipeline process with actual sample files that we have access to? Forgive me for being dense here - there are so many videos out there that I feel overwhelmed trying to find just one I can follow with files provided. Maybe someone has been where I am now and can offer some advise?
Thanks a bunch!