Flash animation

Toon Boom Animate: Animate a Fish Tutorial

Free Tutorial - Tonyteach.comAnimate a fish using Toon Boom Animate. In this fish animation tutorial, we show simple, textured, fish swimming. Topics covered are pivot points, textures, paint bucket fill techniques, as well as how to create a seamless texture using Photoshop.

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Beaver Cola: Voice Recording BTS

Here is an excerpt from tonyteach’s upcoming DVD, Anatomy of a 30 second Short (aka Beaver Cola) www.beavercola.com. In this excerpt, I am working with voice artist Demarcus Hill, and also discussing the feel of music we’ll need. I also make a rare, cameo appearance on camera :) Order your DVD now @ www.indiegogo.com/toonboomdvd

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Hey Campers, my NEW DVD Anatomy of a 30sec Short: Creating Animation from Concept to Finish (using Toon Boom Animate), aka Beaver Cola, has just launched on Indie GoGo! You can pre-order the 3+ hour download for just $1 !! http://www.tonyteach.com/toonboomdvd

Multiplane Animation w/ a Wiggle

This tutorial uses Toon Boom Animate to create a multiplane landscape, in addition shows how to creating a wiggly line effect.

Stairs Walk Cycle pt1

Here is part 1 of how to animate a character walking up stairs in Toon Boom Animate. This tutorial covers basic rigging and motion tweens. 16 minutes/37.2MB… be patient while loading :)

No More Animating in Flash!

Okay, for those of you who haven’t heard, I’ve stopped using Flash for animation. Before I explain why, allow me to be clear—I haven’t stopped using Flash for other projects (web design, motion comics, etc.), I just no longer animate with it.

For animation, I switched over to a product from Toon Boom called Animate – right out of the box, Animate does things for my animation work flow that Flash only can do with plug-ins, and, in some cases not well, or not at all.

Though I’m sure there are other advantages for animators to switch from Flash to Toon Boom, for me and my workflow, there are three reasons worth mentioning – character rigging, a true 3D camera, and automated lip sync.

Character Rigging
Flash CS4 did add the Bone tool, however, Animate’s IK system, IMHO. is a much better solution. Cartoon Smart did an awesome comparison of the two here.

Camera
Flash, to date, has no camera of its own unless you know how to “fake” one or program one using Actionscript. Though I can’t talk about Flash’s lack of camera without mentioning V-Cam. V-Cam is a free movie clip that creates a pseudo-camera for Flash. However, when compared to Animate’s True Space camera, V-Cam lacks Z-depth and the ability to create multiplane scenes.

All of this can be faked in Flash (trust me, I’ve done a few), but having the ability to create camera moves in minutes by simply moving the camera instead of moving your object, scene or symbol is much less tedious, and far more efficient.

A Simple Leg Hierarchy starting from a Rectangle

This is my first tutorial using Toon Boom Animate 2. In this exercise I will
convert a rectangle to a leg, then animate the leg using layer hierarchy and
the transform tool.
If you don’t have a copy of Toon Boom Animate 2, download the FREE PLE
version here
and follow along.

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New Flash Animated Commercial

Hey Campers, here is a look at the first commercial that one of my brainchildren, STUDIO 11D12, is doing for local cable in Atlanta.

writing, directing, & animation: Tony Ross

character design & animation: Lamont Russ

All Voices : Demarcus Hill

By |February 25th, 2010|Animation, Awesomeness, Flash animation, Flash CS4|0 Comments

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