Animate to Harmony: the independent animator's guide to Toon by Adam Phillips

By Adam Phillips

Want to create studio-quality paintings and get spotted? simply coming off Flash and seeking out a Toon increase intro? Are you a conventional pencil-and-paper animator? From scene setup to the ultimate render, how to navigate the Toon increase interface to create animation that may be released on quite a few structures and formats.

Animate to Harmony courses you thru Toon Boom’s Animate, Animate professional and concord courses, instructing you the way to create fine quality second animation of all complexities. the most textual content focuses onfeatures which are universal throughout all 3 courses whereas "Advanced strategies" bins through the ebook problematic on seasoned and concord gains, attractive to all degrees of expertise with any of the 3 major Toon growth products.

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We’ll talk more about this particular view in a later chapter. > 4. Instead of docking it to another tab, drag your new Top view around the interface, noticing the outlines that preview where you can drop it. > 5. You can create whole panel groups floating independently of the main program window. > 6. If you do have a dual monitor setup and want to keep this separate floating window, I recommend adding the Side view panel, which is another useful view we’ll talk about later. > 7. Finish up this exercise with your own panel opening, docking and shuffling experiments.

And [,] – stepping forward and back one frame » [Ctrl/⌘ Alt] – workspace rotation » [Shift M] – reset view » [Shift X] – reset workspace rotation only. Of course, in order to create animation, you’ll want to know how to get your art into the program – whether by scanning and vectorising drawings from paper, importing images from another program or by drawing and painting directly into Toon Boom. I In the first part of this chapter you’ll learn all about the tools available to you for creating art.

Release [E] and the Brush returns. > 7. Sketch more things! > 8. Notice while holding [S] the cursor has changed to the select tool. > 9. While holding [S], drag a selection area around parts, or all, of your sketch. > 10. On your keyboard press the [Delete] key to delete the selected strokes. > BRUSH EXERCISE 3 MIXING A COLOUR FOR ROUGH SKETCHING We’re taking a brief detour here to better understand a couple of other Brush modes. > 1. In Animate and Animate Pro, this is named Default Line, while in Harmony it’s simply named Black.

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