Creating a G3 Monkey Character for CrazyTalk Animator 3 (Part 2)

Reddy the Color Monkey
A CTA3, G3 Custom Character.
Last post, I wasn't sure I'd get this far so soon, but, as it turns out, creating a CrazyTalk Animator 3, G3 character is a much easier and relatively more enjoyable task than creating the previous G2 Characters.

In just under two weeks I've completed Reddy, the Color Monkey, my very first, fully Rigged G3 Character

By fully rigged I mean he has all the sprites needed for a full range of facial expressions and hand positions. He also has an extra foot sprite so you can position his feet either facing forward or sideways.

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Creating a G3 Monkey Character for CrazyTalk Animator 3

This sketch only took about 10-15 minutes. Using a
symmetrical ruler meant I only had to draw
the left side of the image. 
Last post I mentioned my intention to develop an animation series based around my color monkey characters.

Recognizing that just saying something won't make it happen, today I started work on actually drawing and rigging the color monkey characters themselves.

It's definitely a task that comes with some trepidation and a definite sense of déjà vu as I've been here before. A few years back I attempted to rig this same character in CrazyTalk Animator 2 as a G2 character. It was a lot of work that I ended up being overwhelmed by.

This time I'm rigging the character in CrazyTalk Animator 3 as a G3 character. It's less work but still not a complete cakewalk. Unlike multi-angle G2 characters, G3 characters are only single angle. In theory you could draw and rig one from scratch inside a day (including all the additional hand and face sprites)

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