There were a few software applications that I used to put everything together.
I used the following:
- DAZ Studio to create the character and then render a final image
- Photoshop & Filter Forge to give the rendered image a "cartoon-look"
- CrazyTalk Animator 3 to rig the and perform the animation
- HitFilm 4 Express to do the final video compositing and editing
This video tutorial will briefly walk you through how I used CrazyTalk Animator 3 to animate a 2D image. It's very cool.Watch the final animation test.