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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

This is a difficult question to answer. This software can be used for a hobbyist or professionals alike. On one hand, you can make fun, simple animations for things like YouTube or Facebook. However, on the other hand, you can use this tool for professional looking animations that can be used in marketing, presentations, etc.I am someone who uses the program for both - as a hobbyist and also professionally. The first time I took it upon myself to make an animation for something job-related, it impressed my colleagues so much that they bought the company their own copy of the software and encouraged me to make more. There have been numerous times where I have used the program to entice new clients. I would even take it a step further by using a potential client's logo or CEO as a character in the animation.In 2015, CrazyTalk Animator (CTA) has even helped me land a new job. I had been laid off and was out of work for a few months. I saw a job opening I was interested but had learned that the position had literally hundreds of potential applicants. Basically, I created a video using CTA of me performing the job as if I already had been offered it. I even included the company logo. In the video, I made an animation explaining why it was a good idea to hire the company. Once I finished the video I included it along with my resume. To make a long story short, I got the job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

The tool is fairly easy to pick up and do some basic functions. Which makes it great for non-design folks to participate in collaboration. It also has a lot of power so we can take ideas and really refine them into a quality design. Although I say I like collaboration, this tool does not offer a shared interface where multiple people can work on a project at once. The would be an interesting upgrade to see this ability of teaming in a design environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

  • The main pro of the entire program is that it makes animation incredibly simple. You are not required to even know how to draw. Once you grasp the gist of the software it is extremely simple to use.
  • Another great aspect of CTA is the online community. There are a vast amount of online tutorials and an online forum for anyone who has questions. They even provide a content store in which users can sell their own content to other users.
  • A recent update has allowed Photoshop integration. This allows even more customization of aspects of the animation you are working with.
  • A characters mouth movements are automatically synced with voiceover audio. I felt this gave me one less thing to animate and has saved me time on more than one occasion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

  • Easy to learn - especially if you have experience with other graphic software. It is fairly intuitive which is helpful.
  • Creating high resolution graphics is a breeze with this software - and it has the ability to export into a large variety of formats!
  • I am able to import a wide variety of file formats. I have also had success with importing and editing PDF files which has been helpful.
Pam Fultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

  • Other products made by this company (Namely their 3D animation software) have a character creator. I would love to see something like this with CTA.
  • I would like to see a bigger integration with social media. Having the ability to live broadcast a CTA character in real-time (like mo-cap) would be amazing. If this were a possibility you could live stream a video chat or Facebook live portrayed as your CTA character.
  • Allow more in-depth settings for exporting media.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

  • Documentation on many features are absent or obscurely hidden which I feel deters users from learning about or how to use certain aspects and features of the suite.
  • VBA in Corel is a major asset and used by many. The lack of knowledge of VBA from many users could be addressed with a more user-friendly way of creating custom macros and toolsets. I feel Corel should implement a user-friendly way of creating custom macros as the VBA abilities of Corel are a major asset that could generate more users and sales while giving current users a more powerful way of using the suite.
Richard Reilly   - Fluid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 8.0
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Just like any design program or suite, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who doesn't do graphic design professionally. If you're not adept at learning a program or experience, it isn't a program you can just pick up and start using easily. Outside of the learning curve, it's a nice program with a decent user interface.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 8.1
Based on 14 answers
Overall, CorelDRAW meets all my needs as a researcher and allows me to create beautiful and clear graphics to illustrate the main ideas for publications. It does not lack any functionality for my needs; however, it has some bugs that impact productivity, such as the color drag and drop that sometimes stops working and needs restarting, and crashes, especially when working with large bitmaps.
Pablo Lacerda Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

CTA was a program that got me interested in 2D animation. After about a year of using the software, I began looking for other similar products. I had come across a program called Toon Boom. This was another 2D software somewhat similar to CTA. Toon Boom is a fantastic program however the price was higher than CTA. Aside from that, learning how to use Toon Boom had a much higher learning curve. Eventually, I purchased Toon Boom and learned the program. It is definitely a powerful 2D animation platform however I always seemed to bring myself back to CTA. I felt CTA was much more simple to use. It was also easy enough for other people to contribute to my animation projects. Having to reteach my coworkers another program was not going to work for us. Not being solely responsible for animations is a huge relief.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has the advantage of a fair price, tools are on par with what Adobe Illustrator, many I find far simpler to work with, I have had firsthand experience where CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has been head and shoulders above anything else on the market. I have used free software that is extremely cumbersome, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite beats them hands down all day long.
Daryl Garner-Savory | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

  • Since my company discovered that I was an animator, they are constantly wanting me to make videos. If the company were to outsource someone to create animations like the ones I am creating, they would be extremely pricey. CTA was only a one-time purchase. I have even trained several other employees of the company how to use the software. That way, if I ever exit the company they can continue to create marketing animations without me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

  • Ease of use reflects on less time to train new users, a positive impact in investment and productivity.
  • The practicality to make new designs results in less time needed to do them, again a positive impact.
  • The integration with other graphic programs could be better if needed to finish a rendering using the design made in Corel Draw it's needed to export in formats that don't carry all information and the process is not that simple.
Stéfano Bellote | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator) Editions & Modules

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Editions & Modules

Edition
Download$499.001
Physical Edition$499.001
Subscription$249.002
  1. One Time Fee
  2. Per Year
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