Toon Boom Animate Pro is a multi-tasking software allowing you to animate, draw, create special effects and even... grow plants! This month, using the Morphing feature, you will learn how to create an animation of a growing flower from germination to full bloom.
To perform this exercise, you will need to download the following sample material provided with this article.
Downloads: Sample Material (ZIP)
The sample material package is composed of two Digital Pro scenes:
Use the growing_plants_undone scene to practice placing the hint points and creating the morphing sequences.
Use the growing_plants_completed scene as a reference to complete the undone sample scene or to create your own growing plant.
The first step in this exercise is to create your artwork. If you are using the undone sample scene, your artwork is already created and you can move on to the following step.
The plant will be created in several layers because it is easier to morph simpler shapes.
Most of the parts of the plant will be animated using several morphing sequence. This animation is too advanced to be created only by a single source and destination drawing. You will need to create one or two in-betweens to indicate to the system how you want to animate the growth. It will also allow you to play with the velocity more efficiently.
You are now ready to create your morphing sequence, set your hint points and adjust the velocity. You must create a morphing sequence between each key drawing on each layer.
You should now have a beautiful blooming flower!
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