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Introduction to Harmony

Get started with Harmony by learning how to create scenes, navigate the interface, add layers and use the basic drawing tools. Expert Beata Lukasiewicz, 2D animator, explains all the basic steps in...



Introduction à Harmony (Français)

Commencez avec Harmony en apprenant comment créer des scènes, naviguer dans l'interface, ajouter des calques et utiliser les outils de dessin de base. Jean-Loïc Fontaine, concept artist, vous guide à...



Harmony Interface

Learn how to navigate the Harmony user interface. Expert Christina Halstead, 2D animator and character designer, introduces you to the basics of the Harmony interface.



Character Design

Learn how to design characters and use Harmony's drawing tools. Expert Michael Wiesmeier, Toon Boom instructor and traditional animator, shares his expertise such as shape psychology and character...



Easy Character Design

Learn how to import your quickly and easily sketch a character using tools like Brush and Select. Expert Jonathan J. Mortimer, animator and storyboard artist, guides you through this easy-to-follow...



Paperless Animation Tools

Learn the main paperless animation tools such as the Flipping toolbar and Onion Skin with this feature focused tutorial. Expert Beata Lukasiewicz, 2D animator, guides you through all the basic...



Peg Bouncing Ball Animation

Learn the very basics of pegs and keyframes by animating a bouncing ball using a single drawing and digital motions. Stacey Eberschlag, Toon Boom software instructor, guides you through all the steps...



Pendulum Animation

Learn the basics of keyframe animation, timing and easing with this simple pendulum animation exercise. Stacey Eberschlag, Toon Boom software instructor, guides you through all the steps of this easy...



Hand-drawn Effect

Learn how to beautifully animate hand-drawn fire effects using traditional animation principles, production tips, bitmap and vector brushes as well as node compositing. Expert David Bunting,...



Introduction to Cut-out Animation

Learn the ropes of cut-out animation with this simple introduction. Build an arm from scratch, rig it and animate it in this easy seven-part tutorial. Stacey Eberschlag, Toon Boom software instructor...



Character Creation and Rigging

Learn how to create a cut-out character and rig it, as well as how to use the Timeline view, Bone deformers, Kinematic Output nodes, pivots and drawing substitutions. Expert Christina Halstead,...



Creating Outfits for your Cut-out Characters

Learn how to create cut-out characters with several outfits using symbols and the same animations for each clothing set. Expert Davi Costa, artist and Digi Ten cofounder, guides you through the...



Character Animation

Learn how to animate a cut-out character in a production context using Curve deformers, keyframes and masking. Expert Genco Erdal Ay, cut-out animator at Bee and Bird studio, guides you through each...



Integrating a Photoshop Background

Learn how to import multilayer Photoshop backgrounds into Harmony and manipulate layers to create multiplane setups. Expert Mehmet Genç, animator at Bee and Bird studios, guides you through all the...



Integrating Illustrator Files

Learn how to import your Illustrator files in Harmony and expose them in the Timeline view. Expert Jonathan J. Mortimer, animator and storyboard artist, guides you through this easy-to-follow two-...



Exporting from Storyboard Pro to Harmony

Learn how to export your Storyboard Pro projects and open them in Harmony. Expert Jonathan J. Mortimer, animator and storyboard artist, guides you through this easy and simple process.



Camera and Multiplane

Learn how to set up your scene in a 3D space by creating a multiplane composition and animating a camera motion. Matisse Verheyden, Toon Boom software instructor, guides you through the complete...



Introduction to Effects

Learn how to create simple effects using either the Timeline view in Harmony Essentials and Advanced or the Node view in Harmony Premium. Expert Christina Halstead, 2D animator and character designer...



Under Water Advanced Effects

Learn how to create stunning advanced effects in the Node view using Harmony's extensive library, as well as OpenFX plugins. Compositing expert Romuald Drouillard from Malil'Art Productions guides...



Appearing and Vanishing Advanced Effects

Learn how to create incredible transitions, appearing and disappearing effects in the Node view using Harmony's advanced effects, as well as OpenFX plugins. Learn some basic tricks on cut-out...



Creating a Gaming Button with Effect Nodes

Learn how create reusable effects to stylize text and turn them into buttons for your games and titles with this detailed tutorial on advanced effects. Expert Davi Costa, artist and Digi Ten...



Light Shading

Learn how to create stunning shading effects and use normal maps to add volume to flat drawings. Animate light sources to create highlights and tones on your characters. Expert Adam Phillps, animator...



Harmony 11 Quick Start Videos

This 13-part tutorial series was designed to give you a general overview of how to animate in Harmony from start to finish. For more detailed information on how to use Harmony, refer to the online...



Particles

Learn how to create particle systems to enhance your scenes with advanced effects by creating this rain storm exercise. Expert Jean-Loïc Fontaine, concept artist, guides you through all the steps of...



Adam Phillips Harmony Effects

Harmony comes fully equipped with compositing tools and a wide array of effects. You can customize the effects to create some amazing results. In this video package, Adam Phillips shows how to use...



Harmony 10 - Deformation

Cut-out puppets can look rigid and stiff. However traditional, hand-drawn characters can be time-consuming to animate. Get the best of both worlds by discovering Harmony's new Deformation Effect;...



Harmony 10 - Pencil Lines

Deciding between using Pencil lines or Brush strokes for your animation has always been a challenge. Now you can get both the flexibility of a central vector line, with the stylistic look of tapered...



Harmony 10 - Particle Effects

Animating a random mass of drawings in a natural way has always been a time-consuming challenge for animators. Rain, snow, grass, swarms of insects and even non-atmospheric particle effects, such as...



Harmony 10 - 2D-3D Integration

Import 3D models into your animation using the new Maya-to-osb plug-in. Create stunning 3D models with the full power of Autodesk Maya and then learn how to install the Maya plug-in in order to...



Storyboarding Concepts

Get aquainted. This series is an introduction to storyboarding. Learn about storyboards, scenes, shots, panels, camera shots, camera moves, and the art of showing with action rather than telling with...



Project Creation

Get Started. This series helps you start Storyboard Pro, create and optimize your projects.



Interface

Get familiar with the Storyboard Pro interface. This series will help you use and customize the toolbars, views, menus, and workspaces.



Preferences and Shortcuts

Get comfortable. This series will help you set your own personal preferences, auto-save your projects, and use keyboard shortcuts.



Panels

Get to know panels. This series covers some of what's possible with scenes and panels, as well as helps you structure your storyboard project.



Script and Captions

Get to know text. Learn how to import scripts, add text, and add captions.



Layers

Get to know layers. Learn all of the incredible things that can be done with layers in Storyboard Pro, including, grouping, merging, and transparency.



Drawing and Staging the Story

Get into drawing and painting. Learn about vector and bitmap drawing, as well as explore a vast array of drawing tools.



Adding Colours

Enter into the world of colour by learning to paint your cleaned up and inked animated cartoon character. Learn all about the Colour Palette and Colour Swatches, including solid, gradient, textured...



Creating an Animatic

Get to build your animatic. This series covers some of the tools that give your storyboard movement, such as camera moves, layer animation, and panel duration.



Gathering Content

In this how to animation tutorial series you will learn how to gather content for an animation project. Toon Boom Animate and Toon Boom Animate Pro offer you the ability to import animated artwork,...



Character Building

Breaking down the artwork of a character into a cut-out puppet, so you can animate it, is a lengthy process. Start it out right by learning how to study your model, as well as about Line ups, Field...



Exporting the Project

Get to know exporting. This series covers some of the most popular ways to export a storyboard project, such as PDF and QuickTime movie.



Library

One of the advantages to the cut-out animation style is the reusability factor. In this how to do an animation lesson you'll learn all about animation libraries and folders, including Symbols and...



Scene Setup

Now that you've created your animated characters, props and background elements, it's time to set them up in your Camera frame. In this series of lessons we'll go over the entire animation scene...



Getting Started With Animate and Animate Pro

This first lesson on animation will get you started with Toon Boom Animate and Toon Boom Animate Pro animation software by showing you how to create an animation project from the Welcome Screen....



More Drawing Tools

Take some time to continue the animation background you started and to clean up the animated prop you created in Pack 2, with the use of more Drawing Tools. In this how to animate lesson, you'll...



Animation Paths Part I

Creating animation paths can be both a simple and a complex process. Upon watching these animation video tutorials, you'll discover how simple it is to add and delete keyframes in the timeline view...



Drawing Basics

Discover drawing basics while learning to sketch an animation character, a prop and the rudiments of a background. Draw with the Pencil and Brush tool, as well as with Line Texture. Learn the...



Animation Paths Part II

Now that you've learned the basics of animating we'll move on to the more complex end of the animation process in Part II of the animation paths series. After watching the following lessons you'll...



Cut Out Animation

Animating a prop or a camera movement is one thing, but animating a full cut-out puppet is quite another. Learn how to navigate the cut-out character's hierarchy in the Timeline view in Toon Boom...



Inverse Kinematics

Not to be confused as an animation style in and of itself, in this tutorial you'll learn what Inverse Kinematics is and when it is best to use it. In this animation course there are two separate...



Tradigital Animation

Up to now, these tutorials have focused on the Cut-out Animation style. This series which covers Tradigital Animation Techniques, you show you how to integrate free-flowing organic elements animated...



All About Timing

In addition to using functions, the timing for animation is an equally important factor in giving your animation a life-like quality. In this how to animation learning series you will be trained on...



Morphing

Also not to be confused as an animation style, learn how to use Morphing to create rich, organic movements, such as fire, smoke, clouds, hair or cloth blowing in the wind, as an alternative to the...



True 3D Space (PRO)

These how to animation lessons are designed exclusively for Toon Boom Animate Pro. They take multiplane one step further by showing you how to construct your background, by flipping planes, in True...



Getting Started

Draw scenes quickly and fluidly by learning about all the drawing tools available in Toon Boom Storyboard Pro. Then enhance these drawings by discovering how to paint and customize colours.



Sound

In this learning series, we will demonstrate how to enhance sound in animation software. Whether you would like to add sound effects, dialogue or background music, no third-party software is...



Drawing

Draw scenes quickly and fluidly by learning about all the drawing tools available in Toon Boom Storyboard Pro. Then enhance these drawings by discovering how to paint and customize colours.



Effects

Learn how to add animation effects through the Timeline in Toon Boom Animate, and through the Network view in Toon Boom Animate Pro. Discover how to tailor animation effects to your specific tastes...



Storyboarding

Storyboarding for Animation is all about breaking down a script through a series of images. Discover how to organize these images in scenes, panels and layers, then make your life easier by learning...



Exporting, Rendering and Compositing Animation Files

Now that you’ve finally completed all the scenes required for your animation, it is finally time to learn how to export and composite animation files together into a single video file. Find out what...



Animatic

Take your storyboard one step further by bringing it to life. What better way to visualize a film, commercial or animated series then by rendering a series of moving panels, complete with camera...



Project Management

With Storyboard Pro, you can work with colleagues and share the workload by splitting, merging, inserting and replacing complete storyboard panels, sections or projects.



3D Space

Learn how to import 3D elements, manipulate objects in the 3D space and combine 2D elements in your 3D scenes, all using Storyboard Pro 3D.



3D Camera

With Storyboard Pro 3D, you can use the Flying Camera to film your 3D stage and create amazing traveling shots, aerial camera movements and more.



Export

There are a variety of ways that you can export your storyboard for presentation. Find out how to export various layouts to PDF, an animatic to different video formats or a sequence of images.



Kick-Start Videos

Toon Boom Pencil Check Pro is an easy and complete solution for verifying animation sequences.