The discounts keep rolling, as people try to find ways to wiggle those last few dollars out of your precious PayPal balance. I see that Reallusion has followed Renderosity’s lead and are offering their software at a heavy discount via NeoWin Deals. They now have Cartoon Animator 4 Pro of offer there, bundling this starter version (ignore the “Pro” label, the real Pro version is called “Pipeline”) with their 12 Principles of Animation Course, for $49.
CTA 4 is the latest version of their 2D animator software and it’s a fine animation tool in terms of both its ease-of-use and general friendliness. It’s less friendly in terms of the cost of content and add-on packs, so ideally the impoverished hobbyist needs to make or find their own 2D assets and backplates. I have a big bundles of freebies in that regard, to start you off. Also, while their training is always top quality you do need to always check if a paid ‘training DVD’ of theirs is actually also available free online — sometimes it is.
You should also know that iClone motions, if you have any, can be used on the G2 CTA characters via simple drag-and-drop.