[v3.72] Creature – Automated and revolutionary 2D skeletal animation tool

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Creature (AKA: Creature Animation) is a powerful and advanced animation creation software for 2D biological characters, developed by Kestrel Moon Studios (Jiayi Chong) from China. It has an excellent workflow, which enables users to make amazing, complex and smooth professional animations in a very simple way within a few minutes. Therefore, it is very suitable for game developers, animation designers, and animation enthusiasts of any levels.

Creature offers both traditional tools (such as FK and IK chains) and very advanced tools (such like physical bending motors, automatic walking cycle generation, direct manipulation of flesh/muscle/flexible body dynamics, advanced intelligent bone weighting, 2D motion capture, and more) for animation production. With these powerful animation tools, we are able to quickly build a variety of animation characters. Plus, with the bone and motion settings, we can make the animation effects very realistic and exquisite.

Additionally, Creature also comes with a rich collection of documentations, examples and tutorials, as well as web animation library and automated animation engine. These allow users to create actions that traditional skeletal animation cannot. In addition, it has an intuitive and concise UI, simplified workflow, and all the features at a glance. These can greatly improve the efficiency of animation production.

// Key Features //

  • Project Loading
  • Project Saving
  • Project Versioning/Backup
  • Mesh Basic Creation
  • Mesh Sculpting, Optimization and Refinement
  • Advanced Volume Preservation Skinning
  • Rig/Skeleton Creation and Skinning
  • Manual Bone Weight Painting
  • Automatic Bone Weighting
  • Images, SpriteSheet Export
  • GIF and Quicktime Export
  • FBX & Alembic Export
  • Game Toolkit JSON Export
  • Ghosting/Onion-skinning
  • Animation Knot Editor
  • Animation Spline Editor
  • Bone Basic Motors(FK, IK)
  • Bone Advanced Motors(Bend Physics, Rope Physics, Rotate Cycle, Walk etc.)
  • Mesh Sprite Swapping
  • Mesh Deformation Motors(Soft Body, Flapping, Cage, Control Pts, Warping etc.)
  • Path Creation, Animation and Transfer
  • Image and Video Rotoscoping
  • Motion Capture and Transfer
  • Mouse Motion Record and Animation
  • Mathemetical Function Scripting
  • Animation Mesh Export Resolution Reduction/Compression
  • 3D Face Warping
  • Rig Import and Transfer
  • Pose Capture Library and Transfer
  • Curve Posing via Stylus/Mouse
  • Lip Syncing
  • Wind Force Fields
  • Pixel Art & other Effects Filters
  • Motion Enhancers
  • Draw Guides
  • Normal Map Lighting Preview
  • Image Packer + PSD Native Import
  • Rig Templates
  • Animate Region/Layer Ordering
  • Mocap Transfer Studio
  • Deep AI Walk (Windows Only)
  • GPU Motion Blur Video Export
  • Skin Swap
  • Smart AI Auto Rigging (Windows Only)
  • 3D to 2D Animator (Windows Only)
  • Animation Controllers + Morph Targets
  • Flow:Advanced Particle FX

// Official Demo Videos //

// System Requirements //

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015~2019 Redistributable Packages

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the Creature Pro Edition with Perpetual License portable full registered versions for Windows 64-bit only.

// Related Links //

// Prompts //

  • Do install all the required system components, otherwise, it will fail to start up with error like “Creature.exe has stopped working“. – Still no real reason has been found

// Download URLs //

License Version Download Size
Pro Edition (Perpetual License) v3.69 reserved 22.7 MB
v3.72 64-bit 22.7 MB

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