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01 CTA 4.3 After Effects Plugin Intro

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Cartoon Animator creation without post production            Cartoon Animator + After Effects                           


Main Feature of CTA 4.3, AE Plugin

Since the majority of 2D animators adopt Adobe After Effects(AE) for post production, Reallusion had come up with a plan
to simplify the animation process of our Cartoon Animator(CTA) by combining the instant character animation system of CTA
with AE's vast library of special effects. By exporting CTA project in sequence images to AE, users can freely add VFX,
lighting, camera effects and other visual effects on any assets with the animation keys kept.


CTA 4.3, AE Plugin Work Flow
  • Create animation in CTA
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/ed47701a-776a-488e-a36f-9c84.png   
  • Export to AE for post production
 https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/c9603735-2ca9-4e8f-90ba-e0b9.png 
  • Final result
 https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/1f78f1bb-85cd-4e1d-91ee-5701.gif


Benefits AE can bring to Cartoon Animator!!

Camera Control                                                                               
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/afa72fac-0038-4977-b9ae-9cee.gif

Camera Shake 
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/fe4f040b-4cbf-40bd-b490-5031.gif  

DOF
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/d7962eea-e096-440d-b007-9100.gif  

Lend Flare
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/17246e7d-c726-4275-ba64-cdde.gif  

Lighting
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/e77f7c0d-88e7-4be0-aad4-bb21.gif  

Motion Blur
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/fda763c4-13e6-4f62-81e8-63e7.gif


How does this AE plugin work!!

During animation creation in CTA, users can select and group target assets to be exported as sequence images and json files.
Through these json files, AE would be able to recreate the selected assets as original project and start post production.
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/1d21e195-ab9f-42dd-804b-c28c.png



Unique Features

- Keep full image size: after exported as sequence images, the entire selected assets will be recorded even parts outside screen area.

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/4285f6c6-72c7-407c-8708-b1ae.png

- Recreated CTA project inside AE will have the same structures as in CTA, even depth value.
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/65e92303-e943-4edd-a748-7ad4.png   https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/9966ad0d-a223-4612-8d5b-2377.png

- All motion keys created in CTA can be exported to AE.

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/250f3f5e-4f73-4804-a42c-eea3.png

- CTA camera motion keys can also be exported to AE.

Edited
3 Years Ago by Ola(RL)



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