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 seeking out a Toon increase intro? Are you a conventional pencil-and-paper animator? From scene setup to the ultimate render, tips on how to navigate the Toon growth interface to create animation that may be released on numerous systems and formats.

Animate to Harmony publications you thru Toon Boom’s Animate, Animate seasoned and concord courses, educating you the way to create fine quality second animation of all complexities. the most textual content focuses onfeatures which are universal throughout all 3 courses whereas "Advanced strategies" containers in the course of the e-book problematic on professional and concord positive aspects, beautiful to all degrees of expertise with any of the 3 major Toon increase products.

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Alternatively you can simply press [K] on your keyboard. 4. If you zoom in too far, press [1] to back out. Notice that, even though you may have many strokes in your sketch, the blue vector outline defines the border around them as a whole, rather than outlining each one individually. It would be difficult to see. Similarly, if you were using white in the Drawing View, which has a white background, Show Strokes will reveal the outline. The program may become unresponsive for anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, depending on the power of your computer and the complexity of the sketch.

Alternatively click-hold the Contour Editor in the Toolbar and choose the Pencil Editor from the list that appears. 41 > 4. Press [K] to Show Strokes > 5. A red outline with solid square points surrounds the Pencil stroke. 42 > 6. Drag any point to widen or thin the stroke. > 7. Hold [Shift] then drag any point to uniformly widen the stroke on both sides of the vector. > 8. Hold [Ctrl] and click the central vector to add more control points. > 9. Experiment with the tangent handles to adjust the curvature of the stroke.

Usually, the tool shortcut is holding down [Alt] while pressing the appropriate tool key, for example [Alt B] for the Brush tool. In the Camera View, the [D] key activates the Dropper tool, while in the Timeline [D] does something completely different. In this chapter, unless specified otherwise, the shortcut keys listed are for the Camera and Drawing Views only. We’ll talk more about this when we get around to setting up a few custom shortcut keys later in the book. This is demonstrated several times in upcoming exercises.

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