About the Artist
Katherine Dellimore is a 2D digital animator from the UK who specializes in making animated videos and tutorials on YouTube. Many of her followers know her as “KDSKETCH” or “KD” for short. Her YouTube channel focuses on the creation of 2D animation while she elaborates on the process for character design, storyboarding, and various tips for aspiring animators.
Katherine is no stranger to Cartoon Animator (CTA), having experimented with CTA 4 back in 2019. Among her videos, two tutorials stand out the most to us: one introduces CTA’s newer and more advanced features — with lip-sync topping her favorites — and the other demonstrates the use of mocap plugins for creating motion capture animation. She continues to release new tutorial videos regularly, including CTA5’s latest features: vector animation and spring dynamics.
Add on Free Form Deformation
In this video, KD showcases the advantages of integrating free form deformation (FFD) into 2D character animation for bringing objects to life. Using tools like Blender Grease Pencil and Affinity Designer, KD expertly designs an intricate Asian-style deity, magical balls, and other simple-style characters. Not only does she apply FFD effects, but she also incorporates spring bones into certain parts of the character.
To showcase the layering of the background, KD utilizes the highly accurate 3D Camera System, providing an immersive experience. The end result is a creative and unique animation, made possible by the abundance of quick-and-easy presets available in Cartoon Animator.
KD is renowned for her meticulous attention to detail and her ability to explain software features and tips in an easily understandable manner. If you aspire to become an animator, this video is an absolute must-watch!
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