Animation Tutorials

Anatomy of a 30sec Short Vol. 2 – Using Toon Boom Animate Tutorial

How to AnimateIn this Toon Boom Animate tutorial DVD: Anatomy of a 30sec Short Vol. 2 – Using Toon Boom Animate, which will be available as a download, we take you step by step on how each part of the animation was done, from animatics, to head turns and eye blinks, animating the time elements like the clock, calendar, and hour glass, and last but not least creating cut out puppets. […]

Toon Boom Animate tutorial: Using Z-depth

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to turn on “focus on Mouse Enter” in Toon Boom Animate, as well as use z-depth to bring items to the foreground.

Also, our second Toon Boom Animate DVD is available for pre-purchase:
Anatomy of a 30sec Short Vol.2, click here to purchase http://toonboomdvd2.weebly.com/

In this DVD we take you step by step on how each part of the animation was done, from animatics, to head turns and eye blinks, animating the time elements like the clock, calendar, and hour glass, and last but not least creating cut out puppets. […]

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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Toon Boom Animate: Simple Bug or Insect Walk Cycle [PREMIUM]

Premium Tutorial - Tonyteach.com

Insect Walk Cycle

In this tutorial, we show a simple insect walk cycle using Toon Boom Animate. This is based on a tutorial of a beetle walk cycle in the book Tezuka School of Animation, Volume 2 – Animals in Motion.


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Toon Boom Animate: Pencil Animation Tutorial

Free Tutorial - Tonyteach.comIn this pencil animation tutorial, we show an animated pencil drawing a curvy line. Topics covered are Masking, motion tweens, paint bucket fill techniques.

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Toon Boom Animate: Bomb Explosion Animation Tutorial [PREMIUM]


In this Premium Tutorial, we create a simple bomb or firecracker explosion animation.
For the full tutorial, purchase now for $10 tonyteach.com/explosion

Topics include:
cycles
masking
motion tweens
and a technique I use to create explosions.

This tutorial is based on the explosion section of one of my favorite animation books: Tezuka School of Animation Vol. 1 (as in Osamu Tezuka, Father of Manga).

“Beaver” Cola?? Are You Serious?!?!

Why Beaver Cola?,

Okay, we’ve had a couple of questions about the subject of our commercial, Beaver Cola, for the DVD, “Anatomy of a 30-second Short.”

Some people look at the name and assume we’re doing it as a double-entendre gag. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Since the software I am using Toon Boom Animate is marketed for professionals, IMHO I felt we could go a little more risque with subject and script, aka “You bet my sweet ass it’s good”. If we were using Toon Boom Studio, which sometimes has a much younger audience, I would have gone more age appropriate.

The original idea for our 30-second short was to develop a commercial about two guys in a bar arguing that Sean Connery could easily replace Samuel L. Jackson in any of Jackson’s movies. We would then cut to parody movie scenes inspired by “Pulp Fiction,” “Snakes on a Plane”, etc., with our satirical versions . . . “Connery Fiction,” “Connery on a Plane,” and so on.

So, why Beaver Cola?

When we came across an article in Men’s Health Magazine (Rodale Publishing), “The 15 Grossest Things You’re Eating,” #7 immediately caught our attention and changed the entire direction of our campaign. It was castoreum, the juice from a male beaver’s anal gland. For the past 80 years it’s been used as an additive in cigarettes, perfumes and, yes, food and beverage items. In a good many vanilla and raspberry flavored products, it’s hidden under the catch-all category commonly referred to […]

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Toon Boom Animate: Creating “Avatar…Airbender” styled eyes

OK, BEFORE I get any hate mail, this tutorial is NOT how to draw the eyes from the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender – More specifically, it is simply a tutorial on one way to COLOR eyes as they did in the series. 🙂

This simple technique really pushes a believable wet, glared, eye feel. I hope you enjoy this, please share, post, retweet, and leave comments.
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