Winner Ideas & Tips Interview: The Making of Jop Gover’s “Far From House”

The “Winner Ideas & Tips ” sequence covers sensible workflows and methods shared by winners of the “2022 Animation At Work Contest”. To let customers see the total spectrum of the Cartoon Animator pipeline, we’re introducing initiatives that acquired consideration and credit score from the group. Let’s now check out “Far From House” to see how Jop Govers labored his magic with Reallusion Cartoon Animator (CTA).

About Jop Govers

Whats up, I’m Jop Govers, a seventeen-year-old residing in Eindhoven, Netherlands. I used to be at all times curious in regards to the world round me and curious about studying new issues. I used to be both asking questions or creating issues from my creativeness. Round age eleven, I found that producing music was one thing I may do myself. I watched movies on YouTube and located a web-based program (FL Studio) and simply began to provide and compose my very own music. Steadily, I refined my craft and even managed to get my first single file label deal at fourteen. I then taught myself to play the piano by watching YouTube movies and ultimately with the assistance of a instructor who helped me additional develop my piano abilities.

As soon as one thing grabs my consideration, as music did, I turn out to be actually dedicated to pushing myself to be taught as a lot as I can about it. I don’t overthink it, relatively, I like the training course of; and the identical has occurred with animation. As a younger child, I used to look at a whole lot of cartoons ⁠— who doesn’t? ⁠— and I bear in mind at all times wanting to know how they did it and even attempting to make the drawings myself. Having grown a bit older, I type of forgot about making my very own animations and simply loved watching them. This all modified when my nephew launched me to Rick and Morty. Wow, was I hooked? Then on, I began watching every kind of animated reveals past the normal youngsters’s cartoons.

I figured if I may be taught to provide and compose my very own music, I also can be taught to create my very own characters and animate them. I researched in my free time on the web, watched YouTube movies, and tried every kind of various software program and instruments to make laptop drawings and animations. Considered one of my lecturers knew I used to be diving into this subject and he confirmed me how he used Adobe After Results and Photoshop for his commencement venture, then I made a decision to present it a go.

The quantum leap ahead occurred a number of months later when I discovered Reallusion Cartoon Animator. I used to be amazed at how intuitive it was to be taught and how briskly you might create professional-looking animations. My childhood dream of constructing my very own animations was lastly inside attain with the assistance of the Cartoon Animator.

Why I made “Far From House”

I’m an enormous fan of Rick and Morty and truly the whole lot on Grownup Swim. Since my animation ambitions began with Rick and Morty, I needed to create one thing that had the identical appear and feel, but, I may nonetheless name mine.

Why I selected Cartoon Animator

Cartoon Animator permits me to create professional-quality animations quicker than every other software program I’ve used. Its easy-to-use interface permits me to faucet into my creativity and “simply do it”. I can create 360 heads in minutes as a substitute of hours and characters run in seconds with premade movement recordsdata whereas rigging is a breeze with Reallusion templates. Subsequently, I extremely advocate Cartoon Animator no matter your proficiency as an animator: from “new youngsters on the block” to those that’ve already skilled the magic of making animations. For sure, CTA will assist you enhance your abilities and ship your individual magic.

How I did it with CTA

Step 1: Script and voice performing

I write all my scripts in Google Docs and I search for inspiration by watching and analyzing different reveals and cartoons. For my voice performing, I take advantage of a tremendous software referred to as Replica Studios which generates a number of the greatest AI voice actings I’ve ever heard.

Step 2: Character Creation & Rigging

I draw all my characters in Photoshop utilizing the default brush. In Photoshop, my characters are created in an 8K doc to simply upscale if I needed to. I rig my characters utilizing quite a lot of templates that are, by default, accessible in Cartoon Animator.

In case you discover it troublesome to give you your individual characters, simply discover and examine cartoon characters you like and listing why they attraction to you. Search the web for attention-grabbing shapes, humorous, stunning, and even ugly options. Combine and match all these elements ⁠— something goes so long as it makes you smile. You possibly can even do that on paper in order for you. Strive as many sketches as you want and don’t overthink it, let your creativity out and waft. As soon as completely satisfied together with your paper sketch, attempt to attract it in your laptop.

Step 3: Character Customization & Animation

The one factor that no different animation software program does like Cartoon Animator is Movement Clips. The outcomes are mind-blowing and but it’s tremendous simple to make your characters stroll when rigged correctly for lip sync. I simply hearken to the audio and apply the suitable mouth sprites on the proper time.

Step 4: Scenes creation & composition & Digital camera setting

I drew all my backgrounds in Photoshop with inventory brushes — nothing too particular. Textured brushes have been generally utilized in Rick and Morty so as to add particulars, so I made a decision to do the identical because it provides a lot extra depth to the scenes, for my part.

Step 5: Composition in After Results

I used a blur that was set to a lesser opacity with overlay because the mix mode. I additionally added some coloration correction utilizing adjustment layers. This was utilized to all of the scenes after which the whole lot was put collectively.


Straightforward to be taught and intuitive to make use of with outcomes that impress: that’s the essence of why I like CTA, and why I like to recommend it to anybody who needs to expertise the magic of making your individual animations. You don’t should be a seasoned skilled with years of expertise. You additionally don’t should be a pc whizz or have an expert animation studio, you solely want the desire to present it your greatest!

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