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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....



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...