CrazyTalk Animator 2: How to customize a sprite's face
4.3 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
260 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add CrazyTalk Animator 2: How to customize a sprite's face to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

CrazyTalk Animator 2: How to customize a sprite's face

VFX veteran’s step-by-step instructions on customizing a CTA2 sprite in Illustrator. All source material included.
4.3 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
260 students enrolled
Created by Makin Movies
Last updated 11/2014
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
5 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create new characters out of stock parts
  • Add to the facial features of a CTA2 sprite so that it works in all angles
  • Develop more expressive and unique characters
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • Crazy Talk Animator 2 by Realliusion - a trial version can be downloaded.
  • Access to Adobe Illustrator will be necessary, but the tutorial assumes no other knowledge of Illustrator.
Description

‘How to customize a sprite's face’ features step-by-step instructions from an expert VFX artist. You won’t get lost in this tutorial! The instructions will feature screen captured video and expert narration of exactly what happens within the program. In over three hours of video you will see the point of action with a highlighted mouse point. You will be provided with all the assets shown in the tutorial so that you can follow along and learn how to customize a sprite’s face. Then you can customize the sprites in CTA2 to exactly suit your stories.

You will need:

  • CrazyTalk Animator 2 from Reallusion (http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/animator/)
  • Illustrator from Adobe (http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/illustrator.html)
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is primarily intended for someone who wants to enhance the capabilities of Reallusion's CrazyTalk Animator 2 so that they build a greater range of characters and tell better stories.
  • A newbie starting out in 2D animation would find this course very helpful because it covers a lot of character-building techniques that can be used in any CTA2 animation.
  • Somebody already familiar with Reallusion's iClone would find this course introduces several important techniques and the tutor makes reference to iClone for comparison.
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
04:06:26
+
Introduction
2 Lectures 06:29

Please note: this course should be viewed in HD otherwise it will be difficult to follow the screencast. You can switch HD on in the Udemy browser by looking on the right-hand side of the control bar and clicking on the dark grey HD button located between the total time and the loudspeaker/volume control. Once you have clicked this, it will stay on by default.

Preview 01:30

This lecture contains three downloadable resource zip files, which are necessary for the rest of the course.


Please note: this course should be viewed in HD otherwise it will be difficult to follow the screencast. You can switch HD on in the Udemy browser by looking on the right-hand side of the control bar and clicking on the dark grey HD button located between the total time and the loudspeaker/volume control. Once you have clicked this, it will stay on by default.

Notes on the downloadable assets
04:59
+
Preparing CTA2 Sprite
3 Lectures 17:33

Making Head Guides from Dailies
06:38

Cropping Head Guides
02:52
+
Setting up in Illustrator
2 Lectures 16:53
Setting Up Illustrator
11:29

Understanding CTA2 Sprites
05:24
+
Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite
6 Lectures 01:14:56
Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite, getting organized
08:17

Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite, drawing the glasses
28:26

Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite , drawing the nose
06:51

Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite, drawing the moustache
11:26

Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite, saving your work
01:11

Testing the 00 Degree Sprite in CTA
18:45
+
Drawing the 45 & 90 Degree Sprite
3 Lectures 01:24:59
Making the 45 Degree Sprite
25:48

Making the 90 Degree Sprite
31:03

Fixing and Testing the 45 and 90 Degree Sprite
28:08
+
Drawing the 270 & 315 Degree Sprite
2 Lectures 15:18
Making the 270 and 315 Degree Sprites
09:59

Loading the 315 and 270 Degree Sprites
05:19
+
Finishing Touches
2 Lectures 30:18
Creating Continuity in the outline for all Sprite Degree
29:35

About the Instructor
Makin Movies
4.3 Average rating
7 Reviews
260 Students
1 Course
Helping you make HIGH QUALITY Low-Budget movies


Movie Making requires a team. There are three of us on the MakinMovies team, each with complementary skills and experience. We will each appear in the courses to give you a perspective on how a team works together to achieve a particular movie-making goal. We are:

Julian Darley, writer/ director
Julian began his film career at the National Film School. His first production company, Blue Chip Productions started in 1983. It made industrial and educational films and music videos, most notably Mel and Kim’s FLM.

Julian went to Hollywood in 1988 as a script doctor on feature films such as The Heist (with Pierce Brosnan). He then went on to work for story guru Robert McKee and collaborated with Lawrence Bender (Tarantino’s producer) on a number of ultra-low budget films such as Nancy Reagan’s Out Of A Job. In the 1990s, Julian pursued an academic career gaining two masters degrees. In North America, starting in 2001, Julian built the system and created the content for one of the world’s first Internet broadcasting stations.
In the last five years, Julian has written over 20 movie projects. Julian is a member of Directors UK.

Alan Marques, Animator and VFX Supervisor
Alan Marques is a VFX Supervisor with thirty years experience with visual effects for cinema, computer graphics and digital post production. He is an avid technophile, constantly working with the latest technologies in visual effects and digital post-production tools.

Celine Rich, Producer/ story development
Celine Rich is a founder of Mysterious Movies and Cardora Moviecards. She manages the production aspects of the projects and is involved in story development.
Celine Rich is a member of Women in Film and Television UK.