Introduction

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. Cascadeur is currently in Early Access. 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 2021.1EA:

  1. AutoPhysics
  2. Scene Linking Tool
  3. AutoPosing for custom characters

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.

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

Video Tutorials: step-by-step video guides to key features of Cascadeur.

 

User Manual sections

 

Installation

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

     

Tools

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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