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 searching out a Toon increase intro? Are you a standard pencil-and-paper animator? From scene setup to the ultimate render, easy methods to navigate the Toon growth interface to create animation that may be released on a number of structures and formats.

Animate to Harmony publications you thru Toon Boom’s Animate, Animate seasoned and concord courses, educating you the way to create top quality second animation of all complexities. the most textual content focuses onfeatures which are universal throughout all 3 courses whereas "Advanced suggestions" packing containers in the course of the booklet difficult on professional and concord gains, attractive to all degrees of expertise with any of the 3 major Toon growth products.

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Animation! 20 for example shows two panels docked together: the Colour panel and the Tool Properties panel. The tiny arrow is a menu list of all other panels. It’ll corneas no surprise that the icon – being a somewhat universal ‘close’icon – closes the panel. We’ll be using the Drawing View later in the book so let’s open it now. > 1. If your colour panel isn’t open, you can open it, or simply perform these steps in any other panel. I’ve been a bit sneaky here and deliberately instructed you to open it in a small panel, just so I can show you how to move it.

1. In the Timeline, select frame 1. > 2. Select the Pencil tool [Alt /] and a colour of your choice. > 3. In the Pencil tool properties, ensure Line Building mode is turned off. > 4. Sketch a simple shape with a number of individual strokes. 46 > 5. Select the Pencil Editor [Alt W] and drag a selection area around all of the Pencil strokes. > 6. In the Pencil Editor properties, click the Merge Lines button. Chances are the merge has created gaps or merged too much. > 7. On your keyboard, press [Ctrl/⌘ Z] to undo the merge.

First let’s briefly cover how to bring in images from outside the program. Generally throughout this book, we want to focus on the tools within Toon Boom, so the following is just a brief introduction to importing. The Import Images window appears, giving you options to create new layers or add the imported images to existing layers. If you’re importing complex images with lots of colours and detail, or you’re just importing sketches as reference images, you should turn vectorising off! You can learn more about scanning, importing and when to vectorise in Appendix B, page 436.

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