Cascadeur is a software for creating character animation without motion capture. Using physics-based approach, it allows for creating expressive and realistic animations for movies and video games. You can get it on our website.

This manual is intended to help you learn how to use Cascadeur. Here, you can learn what instruments the software offers for animation process, and how they can be put to use.

What’s New in Cascadeur

In the recent version 2024.1:

  1. Animation Unbaking
  2. Interaction with Environment
  3. Animation Retargeting

For a complete list of changes and improvements, see release notes.

Other Sources of Information

FAQ: a collection of answers to common questions and concerns.

Discord Channel: there, you can contact other users and the developers.

Tutorials & Courses: step-by-step guides to Cascadeur interface, features and workflow.

Video Lessons: video guides to key features of Cascadeur.


User Manual sections



 Getting Started

 Interface Guide

 How to install Cascadeur and what
 are system requirements

 A quick guide to how to start
 working with Cascadeur

 A complete overview of Cascadeur
 user interface



 Animation Guide

 Rigging Guide

 A complete list of instruments for
 animation process

 How to create, edit and refine
 animations in Cascadeur

 How to import custom models to
 Cascadeur, and how to prepare them
 for animation


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