you have the perfect character
but you just can’t control it

in cartoon animator 4

The step-by-step complete system to learn how to prepare and control your characters the way you wanted.

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is it even possible to
make my character
do what I want it to?

If you are reading this it's because you have so many ideas in your mind, so many stories, so much potential, but you just can’t get it out there for the world to see.

Why? Because your characters just won’t do what you want them to.


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   I have the perfect idea

   I have Cartoon Animator 4

   I have a storyboard

   I have the perfect character

   I have tried learning from Webinars

   I have searched for answers on Google

   I have watched tons of tutorials

   I have seen most YouTube Videos covering this topic

And yet, I haven’t been able to:

   Create a good rig that allows me to control my character

   A head that turns smoothly in the drawing style I use.

   A character that does what I want it to do

Let’s face it. Even if everything is ready, when it’s time to prepare your character for animation, problems arise.

That’s why we follow the instructions step by step, we watch all the tutorials, all the webinars, or even those Manuals just to rig our character.


All that information seems like too much to take in, and not enough time to go into all the “nitty-gritty details”.

What if most of the details are not really helpful for your own special situation?

Or what if you only need 10% of the information for your specific project? How do you know which 10% is the one that will help?

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How about just giving it a try on your own?

You are faced with:

   A huge stack of layers

   Endless templates you don’t understand

   Images to match

   Joints to fix

   Folder hierarchies

   Weird body movements

   Dissappearing drawings

   So many layer names, so many folders

It is so confusing to follow. Where do you even start?

But You Are


You look at all those tasks, and even if you feel like it's going to take forever you still decide to go on.

You are committed to Rig your Character. You start pushing through all the challenges, and then…

What happens?

your character

loses it!

You try to move your character’s legs and then, the horror begins. “Somebody call Area 51!”

Why are the legs deforming like that when I move the bones?

In short: Your character is not doing what it’s supposed to!

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All that effort for what? To lose control over your character?

This is not a joking matter. Sometimes it doesn’t even appear on your CA4 file because you made a small, little, tiny mistake that you just could not see, even after being super-duper careful.

You know something is wrong with the rig, but you just don’t know how to find the problem.

How do you fix something you cannot find?

And how many hours will it cost you to find a problem you don’t even understand?

“My Biggest Frustration is having nowhere to go when things don’t work on my rig.”


Meet Ward Anderson

An award-winning comedian with tons of ideas in his head.

He just happens to be a fellow animator just like you.

He bought Cartoon Animator 4, he got the backgrounds, the characters, the script, the ideas.

He even bought a ton of motion clips from Reallusion so he can make this whole thing faster and easier.

But all the artwork, all the clips, all the preparation is only piling up, just sitting there because he’s not able to do anything with it.

Everything is held because he faced a thick wall he has not been able to:


So Ward started looking for answers watching Webinars and Tutorials for hours and hours.

Here is what he said:

“As much as I wanted the tutorials on YouTube to help, sometimes it felt like they assume everything is working out. They'll just be like –‘Yeah, yeah, yeah. Just click here, click there, do it like that. There you go! It's animated!’

And you'll go, ‘No, no, no, no! What did you click? Go back! I don't even know what you just did!’

I had to watch the videos again and again and again.

And it gets frustrating because I go, 'I'm a grown man, I am not an idiot. How come I can’t figure this out?’

This is irritating because, I have the scripts, I have the project, I have the characters, I have the background.

I have all this stuff and I just can't get one single hand on my character to wave properly. It's a goddamn hand!”

Visit Ward Anderson's website

If your characters don’t do what they are supposed to, what can you do?

  You can give up

  You can try figuring out on your own.

  You can search in the endless and confusing sea of information on YouTube and Google

  You can get results by joining this training.

What are you
looking for?

If you want information

Go to YouTube and Google. It’s free :)

If you want better information

Buy $10 Courses.

If you want real results

Join us.

Our promise:

After this training, Rigging will feel like a walk in the park.

While others think “It’s tedious, time-consuming. One tiny mistake seems to mess up all my previous work.”

You, my friend, will be smiling with a confident newly acquired power.

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Jared Smith, one of our students who took the course "Learn Animation in Cartoon Animator 4" started a new YouTube channel with family content animating Kid Songs.

family life studios

This is one of his animations, published on January 2020, and in 2 months got 8,000+ organic views (no paid traffic).

Can the Rigging Process be done faster? YES, IT CAN!


rigging accelerators

A set of Automations for Adobe Photoshop to accelerate the Rigging of images.

Also compatible with Photopea, Free Software.

download free sample

It includes Automations to Rig a Simple Character.

The Full list of Accelerators are Included in the Course:

  Simple Characters

  Complex Characters

  360 Talking Heads

WITHOUT Accelerators

Duration: 1:45 minutes

WITH Accelerators

Duration: 20 seconds

What will you learn?

  How to make the parts come together nicely in the rig – For smooth movements.

  How exactly should the ends of body parts (joints) be designed.

  How to add accessories: like swords, wings, tails, etc.

  How to create rigs that work perfectly together with Motion Clips.

  How to animate family photos.

  What size should the character be.

  How to create any character of your own and have a perfect rig.

  And last but not least… What to do if the Rig doesn’t work!

“The more You try to fix it, the worse it gets.”

As if the computer had a mood on its own. Sometimes it feels like it just wants to bully you and make your life harder than it should.

We know how it feels!

There’s a lot of steps, and it can feel like a never-ending hell. That is why we were very rigorous in our testing.

Even though you get most of it right, there’s always a little something that messes up your rig.

This training is not just a bunch of video tutorials.

It’s so much more than that. It’s a Proven and Tested System that helps you fix your rigs.




A PROVEN and TESTED System That Includes:

  162 Video Tutorials

  8 Progressive Training Levels

  100+ Project Files to Follow Along

  20+ Hours of Video

  6 Step By Step Checklists

  7 Rigging Cheat Sheets

  4 Diagrams

  2 Rigging Roadmaps

  1 Rig Testing Checklist to Test and Fix Your Rig

Yes. With a complete system, if anything goes wrong with your rig, you will know exactly what to do, where to find the error and how to fix it. All the answers you were looking for, just one click away.


Learn how to take any character from Shutterstock, AdobeStock, or FreePik; then prepare it, rig it, and animate it!

Most characters you download come in .ai format (Illustrator File), so, what do you do if you don’t know how to use Adobe Illustrator?

We got you covered.


Illustrator Essentials for Character Design

This course will teach you how to use Adobe Illustrator for Character Design. After this, modifying characters you download will be easy and fun.

prepare ready-made


1. Download it

Download characters from Free sites like FreePik, or paid like Shutterstock or AdobeStock.

2. Prepare it

You will learn how to set up the file and prepare it for animation

3. Animate it

Take that character and add motion clips to it! Easily.

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rigging should not be confusing

it should be motivating

Why? Because it’s the process of bringing your characters to life!

8 levels of training

If you want to make your characters do what you want them to, follow our tested and proven training by going through the 8 levels.

Level 1

Rigging a Simple Photo

Level 2

Rigging a Layered Character

Level 3

Rigging a Family Photo

Level 4

Rigging a Complex Character

Level 5

Rigging a Simple Template

Level 6

Rigging a 3-Part-Limb Character

Level 7

Rigging a Complex Character

Level 8

Expressive 360 Face

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After level 8, you will be able to prepare expressive characters like the one used in this animation

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rigging mastery

learn the methods and shortcuts to rig as fast and easy as possible

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frequently asked questions

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.


This is course is offered exclusively on 2DAnimation101.


You can download all lessons for offline access.

You will need Cartoon Animator 4, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator (or similar software to edit images and vectors).



If for any reason, you decide you didn't like the course, we will give you a full refund, no questions asked.

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in cartoon animator 4

  • 162 Video Tutorials
  • 8 Progressive Training Levels
  • 100+ Project Files to Follow Along
  • 20+ Hours of Video
  • 6 Step By Step Checklists
  • 7 Rigging Cheat Sheets
  • 4 Diagrams
  • 2 Rigging Roadmaps
  • 1 Rig Testing Checklist to Test and Fix Your Rig
  • BONUS COURSE: Illustrator Essentials

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