Embracing Toon Boom Storyboard Pro for 3D Animation

"Whatever I imagine, I can draw it in Storyboard Pro and play it whenever I want to check the flow." — Fernando Gabriel Yache, Storyboard Artist

Embracing Toon Boom Storyboard Pro for 3D Animation

Fernando Gabriel Yache is an Argentinian-Israeli animation artist with 23 years of international experience in the animation business. Considering the depth of his career, Toon Boom is honoured to count on Fernando as such a great advocate of Storyboard Pro. Indeed, after collaborating with Hanna Barbera and DC comics on The Flintstones and The Jetsons comic books, Fernando became part of the three-season television show and movies based on the Argentinian Dibu character, a hybrid live action and animation show. Through his early years, he also served as an overseas animation supervisor in China, Hong Kong, Korea, and the Philippines for different television shows and productions for European clients.

Trying to find his way in life, Fernando immigrated to Israel where he worked as a 3D animator and mostly as a storyboard artist for a wide range of projects from commercials, 3D and 4D rides, to television shows such as Vipo and two feature films.

After falling in love and marrying his partner, Fernando moved with his two kitties to the United Kingdom to join him.

Since then, he collaborated on animated projects that aired on the BBC, designed two apps and was back in Israel to work on a 3D animation series, Zack and Quack, for Nick Jr. He also was the storyboard supervisor for the second season of the 3D television series Rusty Knight for Caligari Films GmbH and in Munich as a storyboard supervisor on Coconut the Little Dragon 3D television series for season one.

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Fernando got his first opportunity to use Storyboard Pro in 2013 and right away saw the significant benefits this storyboarding software delivers, especially compared to Photoshop. “As I am mostly working in 3D animation projects, I truly appreciate having the Timeline view so handy, which allows me to generate an animatic in real time in sync with sound and get immediate feedback. I no longer need to wait for the editor to get the animatic done. I can implement revisions on the fly and validate the modifications instantly. This is priceless and such a major time saver. This is the beauty of a dedicated software which offers all the features you need for storyboarding. Whatever I imagine, I can draw it in Storyboard Pro and play it whenever I want to check the flow. I can import the shot breakdown in txt format to have it handy on a tab. In Camera view, I can draw on top of 3D assets and see if all elements are well positioned. Drawing in perspective is wrong in the 3D world because you have different vanishing points. You need to draw flat and set your camera in front and on the side and let Storyboard Pro fit your shot into the perspective of the camera. In relation to the 3D capabilities, when I discovered how you can use the alignment of layers in Stage view, it was like receiving a bucket of cold water! This feature ensures your layer always faces the camera, regardless of whether you have 2D or 3D assets. Again, this is priceless,” explained Fernando.

“At the end of the day, thanks to Storyboard Pro, I can focus more on character acting and performance,” he concluded.

It’s no surprise that Fernando is Toon Boom certified on Storyboard Pro. Whether he is acting as storyboard artist or story supervisor, mastering the tool enables him to be a successful artist and contribute to the production of a wide array of quality projects.

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Images credits:
Rusty Knight © Caligari Films GmbH

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About Fernando Gabriel Yache

Fernando Gabriel Yache is an Argentinian-Israeli animation artist with 23 years of international experience in the animation business. Considering the depth of his career, Toon Boom is honoured to count on Fernando as such a great advocate of Storyboard Pro. Indeed, after collaborating with Hanna Barbera and DC comics on The Flintstones and The Jetsons comic books, Fernando became part of the three-season television show and movies based on the Argentinian Dibu character, a hybrid live action and animation show. Through his early years, he also served as an overseas animation supervisor in China, Hong Kong, Korea, and the Philippines for different television shows and productions for European clients.