Animation Tutorials

Animation Army of One

Beaver Cola: Anatomy of a 30sec ShortBeaver Cola UPDATE: So one part of the creative process that few people talk about – What to do when ALL of your like-minded, creative, individuals cancel on you hours before helping you work on a project. Bottom line, don’t expect the worst, but you do need to plan for it. Remember, the one person that HAS TO show up to your events, is you – so be there, mind, body, and spirit.

That being said, one of my favorite musicians is Prince – but very few people know why. One of the first albums (yes albums) I saw of his was “1999“. In the credits was written “All songs written, arranged, produced, and performed by Prince.”

Creative people are often busy, creative volunteers are even busier – Ship happens, but always be prepared to pilot your boat with, or without a crew.

So in closing, this has added another chapter to our DVD, depending on my mood, and graphic designer, it will be called “Do it Your Damn Self”, or “Animation Army of One.”

OK, I’m off of my soapbox now, got work to do.

I will be posting storyboard pics later today.

Want to Get Our HD downloads for a Year?

Hey this is Tony Ross for, and first and foremost I want to thank everyone for helping support our project Anatomy of a 30second short, aka Beaver Cola. We’ve been getting a lot of good feedback, and we do appreciate it.

We only have a few days left on the campaign, and currently we are just shy of making $300 towards our initial goal of $1000.
That being said, we have decided to add a $5 perk. Now don’t panic, anyone who has pledged $5 or above will automatically get this perk.

So what’s the perk?

Well we’ve been working on a membership level at

At tonyteach, we show all of our FREE tutorials at a low resolution of 640×360, but we also give you the option of downloading the 1280×720 HD version for as low as $1.

Our new membership level will allow users to download the HD versions of our FREE tutorials for just $2.95 per month. We try and release at least 6 tutorials per month, so that’s about a 50% savings.

Now, back to the perk

If you donate just $5 or above, we will give you tonyteach’s HD membership access for a full year! Now the regular $2.95 per month rounds out to about $35 – so at $5 for a year?? That’s over an 80% discount!!

We are limiting this perk to the first 150 people that sign up for it, as that will give us enough funds to meet our $1000 goal

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Tonyteach is Migrating to a Membership Site?

Tonyteach is Migrating to a Membership Site?

Yes, we just used the “membership” word, but don’t panic, this is a good thing. Our new membership plan will not affect our free viewers one bit!
Well, actually it will, but in the best possible way.

Let me explain – The tonyteach site will continue to offer FREE tutorials every week. Actually, the number of FREE tutorials will be increased to nearly 6 to 8 videos each month. Our FREE tutorials are shown on tonyteach via our YouTube channel, and shown only in a standard resolution definition size, 640×360. The current tonyteach package now offers you the option of purchasing the HD version of each tutorial, 1280×720, for $2. With the new membership package, without having to sign up for anything, the HD versions of our FREE low res tutorials will be just $1 – a 50% savings! As an added bonus, non-members also will have the option to purchase any of our Premium tutorials** for just $3. Occasionally, these will be priced on sale at just $1 for non-members.

What do tonyteach members get? Once you sign up and log on to the tonyteach site, you’ll have access to download all of the HD versions of any of our FREE tutorials at no additional cost. And, as an additional membership benefit, you’ll also pay only $1 for Premium tutorials** instead of the regular cost of $3. Tonyteach members also will receive advance notifications of any DVD releases and “guest tutorials*.”

So, how much is a tonyteach membership going to cost you? Just $2.95 per month (yes, that’s about 9¢ a day). Of course, our low cost membership plan depends on the […]

By |March 21st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beaver Cola: Voice Recording BTS

Here is an excerpt from tonyteach’s upcoming DVD, Anatomy of a 30 second Short (aka Beaver Cola) 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 @


Thanks Tony Ross,

Toon Boom Animate: Wine Thief [PREMIUM TUTORIAL]

Hey Campers, in this premium tutorial, Wine Thief, I spend 50mins showing different techniques I use in Toon Boom Animate. Covered are drawing tricks I use, paint & fill tricks, creating symbols, drawing substitutions, and last but not least, animation tips.

We are releasing the first 50 downloads for $1, after that the price will be $3. […]

Toon Boom Animate: Pose to Pose : Blobs

This Toon Boom Animate tutorial is a simple pose-to-pose animation exercise of a blob splitting off a baby blob. Traditional animation terms are covered like keyframes, breakdowns, and tweens. This tutorial, like the stick tutorial plays with idea of a basic way counting when animating – instead of 1-2-3-4-5, for this pose to pose exercise you count 1-5-3-2-4… watch the video, you’ll catch on. Enjoy.

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an HD version of this tutorial, ONLY $1!

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 pt2

Here is part 2 of how to animate a character walking up stairs in Toon Boom Animate. This tutorial covers basic rigging, motion tweens, z-depth, and patches. 13 minutes/31.4MB… be patient while loading :)