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Learning Toon Boom Studio 8

Video Description

In this Toon Boom Studio 8 training course, expert author and animator Tony Ross teaches you the fundamental tools and techniques to draw and animate characters in this software. This tutorial is designed for beginners; no previous experience with Toon Boom Studio is required.
Tony starts the computer software training course for Toon Boom Studio 8 with a tour of the interface, showing you the locations of the tools that will be used throughout the lessons. He then jumps right into applying the tools, starting with the drawing specific ones. You will learn how to optimize drawings with smoothing and cutting, how to create custom colors and apply textures, as well as moving to basic animation techniques. As you proceed through the lessons you will learn Rotoscoping, how to create cutout characters, animating with bones, using stop motion, how to add effects, build scenes, utilize lip syncing and of course, how to export your finished project to share.
By the time you have completed this video tutorial for Toon Boom Studio 8, you will grasp with the fundamental tools and techniques you need to draw, animate and share your own amazing projects. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome To Toon Boom And Introduction To Tony Ross 00:01:09
  2. Interface
    1. Exploring Workspaces 00:01:36
    2. Customizing Workspaces 00:02:08
    3. Toolbars And Views 00:01:18
    4. Timeline And Adding Elements 00:01:57
    5. Onion Skin And Light Table 00:03:11
    6. Shortcut Keys 00:05:00
  3. Drawing Tools
    1. Shape Tools 00:03:16
    2. Polyline Tool 00:02:02
    3. Pencil Tool 00:01:50
    4. Brush Tool 00:02:47
    5. Pen Tools 00:04:16
    6. Contour Editor 00:03:33
  4. Optimizing Drawings
    1. Smoothing 00:02:32
    2. Cutting And Erasing 00:04:16
    3. Converting Lines To Fills 00:05:44
    4. Grouping Drawings 00:03:22
    5. Flattening 00:01:59
  5. Color Palette
    1. Color Basics 00:04:37
    2. Custom Colors 00:05:13
    3. Closing Gaps 00:06:12
    4. Using Gradients 00:03:30
    5. Applying Textures 00:07:02
    6. Palettes And Styles 00:07:42
  6. Importing Files
    1. Importing Bitmaps 00:03:28
    2. Importing Illustrator And PDF Files 00:03:01
    3. Importing Sound 00:03:43
    4. Import And Vectorize 00:03:40
    5. Importing Movies 00:01:48
  7. Animating In Toon Boom Studio
    1. Frames And Keyframes 00:02:54
    2. Pivot Points And Rotation 00:03:12
    3. Easing 00:04:26
    4. Layers And Hierarchies 00:02:33
    5. Pegs 00:03:21
    6. Motion Tool 00:02:48
    7. Instant Motion Tool 00:04:59
    8. Using The X-Sheet 00:03:00
    9. Straight Ahead Animation 00:03:40
    10. Pose To Pose Animation 00:03:46
    11. Creating Cycles 00:03:26
  8. Drawing By Hand
    1. Rough Animations And Clean-Up 00:04:33
    2. Rotoscoping 00:02:14
    3. Annotation Notes 00:02:41
    4. Power Painting 00:03:45
  9. Cutout Characters
    1. Best Practices For Cutout Characters 00:02:09
    2. Cutting Up A Character - Body 00:06:03
    3. Cutting Up A Character - Head 00:05:50
    4. Assembling Characters 00:08:33
    5. Pivot Points 00:04:20
    6. Hiding Hinges And Joints 00:04:56
    7. Animating With Cutout Characters 00:09:49
    8. Drawing Substitutions 00:11:58
    9. Storing Your Characters 00:06:07
  10. Animating With Bones
    1. Adding Bones 00:02:02
    2. Bone Setup And Influence 00:03:28
    3. Natural Movement Tool 00:02:22
    4. Deformable Textures 00:01:44
    5. Bone Animations 00:03:14
  11. Stop Motion
    1. Image Capture Settings 00:01:46
    2. Light Table 00:01:43
    3. Time-Lapse Using Auto Capture 00:01:26
    4. Keying Out Background Color 00:02:13
    5. Animating With Stop Motion 00:08:20
  12. Building Scenes
    1. Using Z-Space 00:03:53
    2. Using Z-Space With Bitmaps 00:03:12
    3. Using The Camera 00:01:38
    4. Animating The Camera 00:06:49
    5. Camera On A Path 00:02:19
    6. Multiple Shots From A Single Camera 00:05:25
  13. Using Storyline View
    1. Storyline Intro 00:01:30
    2. Adding Scenes 00:03:24
    3. Adding Transitions 00:02:27
  14. Lip Syncing
    1. Lip Sync Recording - Best Practices 00:02:54
    2. Setting Up Phonemes 00:03:40
    3. Automatic Lip Sync 00:03:19
    4. Editing Lip Sync 00:05:22
  15. Adding Effects
    1. Filters 00:03:21
    2. Animating Filters 00:03:30
    3. Force Of Nature Effects 00:04:59
    4. Shadows And Highlights 00:04:22
    5. Adding Blur 00:07:09
    6. Blockbuster Effects 00:04:30
    7. Customizing Blockbuster Effects 00:06:13
  16. Exporting Files
    1. Saving Your Movie 00:03:58
    2. Saving For Youtube Or Facebook 00:02:39
    3. Export PDF 00:03:21
  17. Wrap-up
    1. Beyond The Basics 00:00:59
    2. Exploring Other Toon Boom Studio Software 00:00:57