FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Cascadeur is a software for creating believable and realistic 3d action animations
Unlike other animation software, character rig in Cascadeur includes physical objects. When you animate your character, you animate movements of rigid bodies as well. Then, our tools use this informnation to calculate, visualize and, if necesary, improve physical characteristics of the pose or animation of the character.
This greatly simplifies animation process and makes it possible to create complex action scenes without relying on motion capture and with no stuntmen involved.
We also aim to make Cascadeur as convenient and user-friendly as possible, so it will be easy to use even if you are not a professional animator.
For everyone interested in realistic character animation.
Physically accurate animations are not easy to make. Even something as simple as a falling dice requires a lot of effort. The purpose of Cascadeur is to make it possible to create physically accurate animations with only key frames, without relying on simulations or motion capture. If you are interested in realistic animations, this is the solution for you.
But even if you are not, Cascadeur is still very much capable of creating traditional character animation.
Feel free to join our beta testing! You can sign up on our website
We’ll contact you within 1-2 weeks with the invitation, so you’ll be able to download the software, install and start using it
For a long time, Cascadeur was our inhouse project. Over the years, we’ve used Cascadeur for our games such as:
While working on Shadow Fight 3 we implemented numerous new features and revised many of the existing ones. It was then when we realized that the software has evolved and matured enough to be used outside of our studio.
We have a lot of plans for future improvements and new features.
In a few months, we plan to start an open beta test. It will feature rigging tools, including an option to create physical rigs for custom characters (with arbitrary number of limbs).
A fully-fledged release will be available some time later. There will be Graph Editor and tools for creating custom physical rigs, while existing physics tools will be improved upon. The dark theme will also be included.
To learn about upcoming features, see our roadmap
You can check our social network accounts:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cascadeurEN/
VK page: https://vk.com/cascadeurcom
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF6yYbIFJmB5ynAkzq9Psg
You can also check our community forums at forum.cascadeur.com
Not directly, but you can exchange data with third-party software using export and import features. Currently, FBX and Collada (DAE) formats are supported.
We are also looking forward to implement it as a plugin for popular engines, as we see that there is a demand for this. For now, however, we can’t promise anything.
Cascadeur is currently available for Windows and Linux.
MacOS version is also in the works.
Not at the moment, but in the release version, we plan to implement an option to write custom plugins using Python.
Even if you’re a novice, it shouldn’t be hard to start.
While 3d animation is not an easy subject, we are aiming to create an instrument that will significantly lower the learning curve. So you won't need any specific knowledge to start creating animations in Cascadeur.
We can’t give any exact answer at the moment. But we plan to have an indie version of some kind (either free or reasonably priced)
Yes, dark theme is in the works and is expected to be added sooner than later. It will be an option in the release version, so you'll be able to turn it on an off at will.
For further information, check our roadmap
Yes, you can import and export both animations and stand-alone models in widely popular FBX and Collada (DAE) formats.
There is also an option to export animations into video files.