I’ve been playing around with cutout animations and after much searching found a really great site for generating full body avatars, it’s courtesy of LLoyd’s Bank who seem more than happy for people to use the characters they generate. Go to -
You can also produce a range of close-up facial expressions and easily grab the images using Screen Grab Pro or similar.
I followed the excellent Synfig tutorial on cut-out animation and now have a master file for a poseable cutout figure. For a new character I just copy the master file to a new directory and use a photo editor to cut out the new body bits - keeping the same part names. I can now generate a completely new cutout animation figure in about 10 minutes. A bonus not highlighted in the tutorial so I thought I’d share that one!
A zip is attached for anyone who wants to use it. Just change the body bits for your own.
john.zip (151 KB)