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Anime Studio Pro 9

Video Description

Animation can be an overwhelming process to learn, even with a user-friendly piece of software like Anime Studio. VTC is here to help! In this course, you will learn how to plan, design, and animate a cartoon. Starting with the very basics, author Chad Troftgruben will teach you how to outline, script, and storyboard your story. Next, he will demonstrate Anime Studio's basic tools and features, building your foundation for more advanced works. Finally, you will dive into the creation process by drawing characters and scenes, rigging bone structures, setting camera positions, incorporating dialog, animating sequences, and editing it all together. By the time you complete this course, you will be ready to finish the story we have started and even create your own original works! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of Anime Studio
    1. Introduction 00:02:46
    2. Debut vs. Pro 00:05:21
    3. Flash vs. Anime Studio 00:05:19
    4. Vector and Raster Graphics 00:06:56
    5. Basic Navigation 00:06:40
  2. Creating a Blueprint
    1. Brainstorming 00:05:06
    2. Creating an Outline 00:06:56
    3. Writing a Script 00:06:21
    4. Proper Screenwriting 00:07:02
    5. Mapping Out a Storyboard 00:04:54
  3. Anime Studio Tools
    1. Drawing Tools pt. 1 00:06:45
    2. Drawing Tools pt. 2 00:06:14
    3. Drawing Tools pt. 3 00:07:00
    4. Fill Tools pt. 1 00:04:04
    5. Fill Tools pt. 2 00:03:24
    6. Layer Tools pt. 1 00:05:34
    7. Layer Tools pt. 2 00:03:10
    8. Camera Tools 00:04:31
    9. Workspace Tools 00:03:36
  4. Anime Studio Interface
    1. Project Settings 00:06:45
    2. Styles Palette 00:06:33
    3. Layer Types 00:06:48
    4. Layer Properties 00:04:41
    5. Timeline 00:05:40
    6. Keyframe Settings 00:05:01
    7. Onionskins 00:03:16
    8. Importing 00:04:16
    9. Creating 3D Objects 00:02:59
    10. Tracing Images 00:03:26
    11. Scripts 00:02:55
    12. Physics 00:03:56
    13. Library 00:04:39
  5. The Basics of Bones
    1. Drawing Bones 00:04:20
    2. Region vs. Layer Binding 00:04:26
    3. Constraints 00:04:09
    4. Actions 00:05:51
    5. Smart Bones 00:04:52
  6. Constructing the Main Character
    1. Drawing the Head pt. 1 00:04:27
    2. Drawing the Head pt. 2 00:04:11
    3. Setting Up Mouth Instances pt. 1 00:05:11
    4. Setting Up Mouth Instances pt. 2 00:04:38
    5. Drawing the Body 00:04:27
    6. Drawing the Arms pt. 1 00:06:45
    7. Drawing the Arms pt. 2 00:05:56
    8. Drawing the Legs 00:05:30
    9. Adding Bones 00:05:20
    10. Testing and Polishing pt. 1 00:04:50
    11. Testing and Polishing pt. 2 00:02:31
  7. Constructing the Monster
    1. Drawing the Head 00:04:47
    2. Setting Up Mouth Switch 00:05:53
    3. Drawing the Body and Arms 00:04:32
    4. Drawing the Legs 00:04:52
    5. Adding Bones 00:05:07
    6. Testing and Polishing 00:02:52
  8. Building Scenery
    1. Designing the Hallway pt. 1 00:06:05
    2. Designing the Hallway pt. 2 00:04:34
    3. Creating Hallway Props 00:06:29
    4. Creating Rain 00:03:24
    5. Designing the Trap Door pt. 1 00:04:07
    6. Designing the Trap Door pt. 2 00:03:44
    7. Designing the Tunnel 00:06:13
    8. Building the Basement pt. 1 00:04:01
    9. Building the Basement pt. 2 00:04:11
    10. Adding Basement Props 00:04:56
  9. Animating
    1. Preparing the Hallway Animation 00:02:38
    2. Protagonist Animations pt. 1 00:04:14
    3. Protagonist Animations pt. 2 00:06:59
    4. Animating the Monster 00:03:52
    5. Scene Details for the Hallway 00:05:20
    6. Character Details for the Hallway 00:05:23
    7. Camera Movements for the First Scene 00:06:07
    8. Tunnel Animation pt. 1 00:04:20
    9. Tunnel Animation pt. 2 00:03:52
    10. Camera Movements for the Fall 00:02:06
    11. Setting Up the Basement Animation 00:03:41
    12. Character Land 00:05:34
    13. Monster Land 00:06:26
    14. Creating Debris 00:06:46
    15. Basement Camera Movements 00:06:50
    16. Recording Your Voice 00:03:52
    17. Mouth Syncing 00:05:02
    18. Exporting 00:05:13
  10. Editing and Exporting
    1. Appropriate Video Editing Software 00:03:04
    2. Importing and Assembling 00:06:28
    3. Sound Resources 00:03:58
    4. Applying Sound Files 00:06:50
    5. Applying Music 00:02:35
    6. Credits 00:05:20
    7. Exporting 00:05:25
  11. Conclusion
    1. Course Wrap Up 00:02:10
  12. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:01:00