Toon Boom Animate

Create Classic Cartoon Eyes in Animate

Here is a basic Toon Boom Animate tutorial to animate cartoon eyes w/ a blink. This tutorial covers palette creation, drawing substitution, and manipulating basic shapes vs drawing them freehand. Also covered is how to proactively avoid paint fill problems.
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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.

Create a Rainy Cityscape in Toon Boom Animate

OK Campers, there is a lot involved in this tutorial. It’s a Rainy Cityscape in Toon Boom Animate 2.0. It is 26 minutes and covers: custom settings, Importing Adobe Illustrator files, camera set-up, importing image files, making a rain effect, importing sound, drawing swap, swf test, exporting mov

If you don’t have a copy of Toon Boom Animate 2, download the FREE PLE
version here
and follow along.

…and click here to download the support files

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Rainy Cityscape

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.
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version here
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