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Learn Toon Boom Animate: How to Create Your Own Cartoons!

Course Summary

Discover how 2D cartoons are made, how simply you can create your own, and share your animations with the world!

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    Course Syllabus

    • Welcome
      • SNEAK PREVIEW: Look at Animate's Powerful Camera!
      • About this Course
      • Here are the Support files
      • Don't have Toon Boom Animate? Get the DEMO
    • The Animate Interface Overview
      • Tools
      • Tool Properties
      • Camera & Drawing Views
      • Timeline & Xsheet
      • The Library
      • Colour Palette
      • Windows & Tool Bars
    • Setting up preferences
      • Shortcut keys
      • Focus on enter
      • Full scene Anti-Aliasing
      • Customizing the workspace
    • Drawing in Animate
      • My Drawing Hardware: the Wacom Intous 5
      • Colour swatches
      • Brush tool
      • Pencil tool
      • Smoothing tools
      • Paint bucket tools
      • Drawing mode overview
      • Select & Cutter tools
      • Contour Editor
    • Using the timeline
      • Onionskin
      • Drawing substitutions
      • Creating Layers
      • Timeline shortcut Keys
    • Animating in Toon Boom Animate
      • Using the Animate mode
      • Setting up Pivot Points
      • Using the Transform Tool
      • Using & Animating the Z- Axis
      • Motion vs Stop-Motion Keyframes
    • Rigging the Head
      • Rough Sketching
      • Inking the head layers
      • Rigging the eyes
      • Setting pivot points for the head layers
      • Parenting the head layers
    • Rigging the Body
      • Rough sketching the body
      • Inking the body layers
      • Rigging the arms
      • Rigging the legs
      • Parenting the body layers
      • Saving your character as a template
    • Creating a Walk Cycle
      • Animating the legs
      • Animating the arms
      • Creating a walk cycle, and adding it to a peg
    • Importing Images
      • Tracing Images
      • Importing Illustrator or SWFs
      • Importing Photoshop
      • Importing movie files
    • Sound & Dialogue
      • Importing sounds & editing sounds
      • Mapping sounds for lip sync
      • Auto lip sync
      • Editing lip sync
      • Saving your lipsynced file to the Library
    • Animating the Scene
      • Foregrounds & backgrounds
      • Animating the Camera
    • Animating "The Bar Scene"
      • How to import templates
      • Moving your character based on dialogue
      • Creating a Hand-Held Camera Effect
      • Creating a Jump-Cut
      • Best practices for exporting your movie
      • Getting your cartoon ready for Youtube & the World!
    • Closing Remarks
      • Welcome to the end :)

  • Course Fee:
    USD 99

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    1 - 4 hours / week

    This course is listed under Open Source and Digital Media & Games Community

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