When comparing Fusion Character Animator vs DragonBones Pro, the Slant community recommends DragonBones Pro for most people. In the question“What are the best 2D animation tools for game development?” DragonBones Pro is ranked 4th while Fusion Character Animator is ranked 8th.
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Pro Editor module
Sprite art can be edited within FCA with paint/draw, tint and scaling tools.
Pro Requires no knowledge of sprite animation
FCA provides a collection of pre-built animations, and only requires the user to supply images for each body part.
Pro Works with most popular game engines
Fusion Character Animator is compatible with MMF2, Fusion 2.5, Scirra Construct, GameDev, RPGMaker VX Ace, Game Maker and Unity 2D.
Pro Pixelate Me for retrogaming
Sprites can be automatically reduced and pixelated, with additional control over the color palette.
Pro Easy to manage generated pictures and folder
Export file manager can manager or erase easily generated pictures.
Pro Open source
Pro Flash Pro extension, WYSWYG
There is an extension available for Adobe Flash users, which gives a WYSWYG design window inside of flash.
Pro Nesting skeleton, timeline tween
You can nest skeletons and change the timeline of the animation in between the animations in order to make some cool effects.
Pro Animation weight
This is a very useful feature because you can make a walk animation that you can simply change the animation weight to see the character start running, because it will increase the scale of the movement of the bones in the animation. This will increase the hand and the leg swing as you increase the animation weight and the character, making it appear as though it is running.
Pro Animation reuse/clone
Create once and use the same animation for different characters just by simply cloning the same animation for the new characters.
Pro Color transform, changeable Z-Order
Can easily change the Z-Order of a sprite during an animation and can also change the color mask on a sprite, in between an animation.
Pro Multiresolution with texture scale
Can easily export to different texture sizes to target multiple resolution platforms.
Pro Animation speed changing, bone scaling, switching postures
Size as well as animation speed can be easily changed during an animation.
Pro Completely programmable animations
Watching and moving can be programed depending upon certain events.
Pro Switch sprites
Can easily switch sprites in between the animations like switching clothes and other multiple behaviors.
Con Basic tool
The program is not a powerful tool, you can only choose from a small selection of pre-set animations and pre-drawn sprites.
Con Humanoid sprites only
FCA uses a single human-shaped skeletal model, and all the provided animations are for human movement.