Hey Campers, Tony Ross of tonyteach.com here. My NEW DVD Anatomy of a 30sec Short: Creating Animation from Concept to Finish (using Toon Boom Animate), aka Beaver Cola, has just launched on Indie GoGo! You can pre-order the 3+ hour download for just $1 !! http://www.tonyteach.com/toonboomdvd
UPDATE: Busy week here in Tonyteach world, with lots of exciting things lining up, but we can’t spill the beans just yet. : )
We are working away on setting up the Toon Boom Animate DVD: Anatomy of a 30-second Short – Animation from Thought to Finish Pre-orders on Indie GoGo. The date to place your pre-orders has been moved to this Friday, February 17th.
Hey Campers, Tony Ross here. So ya wanna animate a short? To create a successful story, you should be able to explain it in a single sentence. Example: Geeky teenager gets bitten by radio-active spider, and gains super hero powers.
With this in mind, we are announcing today the title and summary of our upcoming Toon Boom Animate DVD: Anatomy of a 30-second Short – Animation from Thought to Finish…
Beaver Cola: A soda company markets its product based on the fact that the primary ingredient in their beverage comes from the business end of a beaver.
By the way, the Beaver Cola company is a parody, but the ingredient “castoreum” is very real.
The DVD will show everything from the initial pitch, creating the piece in Toon Boom Animate, to the final 30 second short. We will be taking pre-orders via raising funds on Indie GoGo starting February 17. Our goal is to raise at least $1000, and the rewards will include being able to pre-purchase the entire DVD as a download for just $1! (limited to first 600 backers). The DVD will release March 30, 2012.
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Atomic Cartoons is currently looking to add 10 experienced Toon Boom Animate Pro/Harmony Artists to our busy production team. We’re working on multiple high profile projects, so this is a great opportunity. Atomic offers health benefits and room to move up the ranks. If you are an awesome artist and want to jump into digital animation we’ll make it happen.
Toon Boom Animation Inc. would like to invite you to join our presentation on the new Harmony and Storyboard Pro 3D solutions. Toon Boom produces revolutionary animation solutions with limitless artistic freedom as well as understanding animation production pipelines. Toon Boom leads the way as the glue that binds this ever-expanding industry.
Joan Vogelesang, Toon Boom’s President and CEO, will explain the benefits of implementing a solid pipeline that can be scaled to meet your production needs. She will also talk about the success Toon Boom customers have had internationally by using Toon Boom’s cost-effective animation production pipelines.
Francisco Del Cueto, CTO of Toon Boom, will demonstrate the new Harmony and Storyboard Pro 3D solutions as well as presenting their previously unseen unique capabilities. From boarding within a full 3D stage, with full control on your 2D and 3D elements, to drawing with textured pencil lines and deforming vector and pixmap images, this demonstration will truly amaze you.
The team will be in London, Paris, Berlin, Milan and Barcelona, starting June 20, 2011.
Here is an excerpt from Atomic Cartoons News section:
Atomic Cartoons is excited to announce we’ve jumped off the fence and loaded the studio with a full Toon Boom Harmony system.
Atomic Cartoons has been sitting on the animation software fence for the last 5 years or so.. at least when it came to adding Toon Boom’s Harmony to our quiver of tools. We’ve always liked the thought of a specific animation package that was built for animation, as opposed to using software that works for animation, but wasn’t really giving us everything we needed without work arounds and various additional steps using various software packages. If you’re producing any digital 2D animation you know what I’m talking about.
Marcus Geduld reviews Toon Boom Animate 2 and comes to the conclusion that, “While Adobe Flash CS5 gives you the basic tools you need to tween images, it lacks many tools pro animators have come to expect from higher-end animation apps. Toon Boom Animate 2 not only fills that gap, it also includes much-needed features like Xsheets, advanced rigging (with inverse kinematics), a rich set of drawing tools, TWAIN support for in-app scanning, advanced color palettes, and virtual cameras.”
Read the complete review here:- http://layersmagazine.com/toon-boom-animate-2.html
Marcus Geduld is a freelance programmer and designer. He also teaches programming, design, animation, compositing and video editing at Future Media Concepts (www.fmctraining.com)
Scheduled for a release in Summer 2011, this new feature brings back one of the most popular animated characters. Titled Winnie The Pooh, this feature is created using the Toon Boom Harmony pipeline.
We are pleased to let you know that Toon Boom has released Animate 2/Animate Pro 2 Service Pack 1. Depending on the product you own, you can download this new version for free and start using it. All you need to do is to log into your Toon Boom account and access the My Products page. Instructions are given below.
Here are the known issues that have been resolved in this new version:
- Fixed file corruption that can occur when trying to open files that are not supported by the software.
- Fixed compatibility issue with QuickTime version 7.66 and newer. Using these versions of QuickTime caused various sound problems with sound scrubbing and importing movies with sound.
How to install the service pack:
1. Download the new software from My Products in the members section.
2. Open the dmg file.
3. Drag the software into the Applications folder.
4. When prompted with the message: “An item named “Toon Boom Animate 2” already exists in this location. Do you want to replace it with the one you’re moving?” click Replace.
5. Launch the software.
1. Uninstall the software. You do not need to return the license, it should remain as is.
2. Download the new software from My Products in the members section.
3. Double-click on the .exe file.
4. Install the new software.
5. Launch the software.
Note: The license file can remain installed as is, it will simply apply to the new software installed. No change is necessary.
The steps are the same for Animate and Animate Pro with the exception of Step 4 on MAC where you will be prompted with
“An item named “Toon Boom Animate Pro 2” already exists in this location. Do you want to replace it with the one you’re moving?” click Replace.
Please make sure to keep us posted with your work done using Toon Boom product.