Posted on June 8, 2012 by tonyteach
Hey Campers, Tony Ross here with a few new tutorials. In this tutorial we show a simple insect, or bug walk cycle. This is based on a tutorial of a beetle walk cycle in the book Tezuka School of Animation, Volume 2 Animals in Motion.
For the full tutorial, purchase now for $10 tonyteach.com/bugwalk
animating the legs
Approx 1hour of instruction, & includes work files
This tutorial is based on the Insects section of one of my favorite animation books: Tezuka School of Animation, 2: Animals in Motion (as in Osamu Tezuka, Father of Manga).
Tony Ross, tonyteach.com
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Posted on March 27, 2012 by tonyteach
OK, BEFORE I get any hate mail, this tutorial is NOT how to draw the eyes from the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender – More specifically, it is simply a tutorial on one way to COLOR eyes as they did in the series.
This simple technique really pushes a believable wet, glared, eye feel. I hope you enjoy this, please share, post, retweet, and leave comments.
Download the HD version of this tutorial for only $1!
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Posted on February 8, 2012 by tonyteach
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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Posted on January 6, 2012 by toonboom
Check out this new series of video tips touching on multiple aspects of Toon Boom products. These tips are developed based on questions raised in the Toon Boom Forums and will help the community master the Toon Boom product they are using.
Here is the link to the first tip addressing Pivot Points in Animate, Animate Pro and Harmony (2 parts):
You can subscribe to the Tip Playlist and be notified each time we add a new one
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Posted on November 4, 2011 by toonboom
As mentioned in their press release, Pencil Test Studios, Inc. has completed three animated advertisements for Public Storage using Toon Boom Animate Pro.
Created in a “marker on cardboard” style, the commercials follow “Stickman” as he journeys though a series of helpful storage tips and information: from navigating the PublicStorage.com web site, to showing the best ways to pack your stuff.
“Each commercial was designed to be both informative, and entertaining,” said Mike Dietz, co-founder of Pencil Test Studios. “The Phelps Group was great to work with and they were all really receptive to the funny ideas we came up with.”
While working on a tight schedule, Pencil Test Studios completed the three 90 second spots in about 8 weeks. “The challenge was to quickly create visuals that were amusing. We really had a lot of fun with the characters, and each animator brought a lot of personality to ‘Stickman,’” said Pencil Test Studios co-CEO, Ed Schofield.
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Posted on November 3, 2011 by toonboom
Check out this very cool new game developed by Idle Games for Facebook, using Toon Boom Harmony.
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Posted on June 1, 2011 by toonboom
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.
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Posted on March 2, 2011 by toonboom
The Toon Boom team recently visited Seoul, Korea along with Joel Kuwahara, Co-owner of Bento Box Entertainment.
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Posted on November 23, 2010 by toonboom
Only a few days left to watch Adam Phillips in action, using Toon Boom Animate Pro 2.
He has been live streaming some of his work so check it out!
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Posted on September 3, 2010 by toonboom
Toon Boom has just released a new tutorial pack for Animate et Animate Pro, titled More Drawing Tools.
Check them out!
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