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Toon Boom Studio 5 Course

7hrs (116 Lessons) 2010-04-05

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Toon Boom Studio is an industry standard 2D animation application. Used to create animation for film, television and the Web, this powerful software can be used to bring your stories to life. VTC author Dwayne Ferguson, a professional animator and television art director, shows you step by step, how to get the most out of this powerful software. Learn the Toon Boom Studio interface, animation principals and techniques. Work files are included. To get started today, simply click on one of the Toon Boom Studio movies.

Welcome to Toon Boom Studio version 5. Let's talk about what's new in this version. Well, the first and most obvious thing for those of you who've been using it for a while is the brand new interface. Now you can have windows that are actually docked in nice and neat and tidy, just the way I like things. Now if you want to go back old school you can go to the Preferences and you can still have your floating windows, but I'm not going there. I like than like they are. The cool thing about these windows is you can move them around and they actually just kind of make room for the other windows, so I think you're really going to like that a lot. Let me give you a quick little example here. I'm going to just grab a window and move it over like this, put my mouse right there, there we go, and you notice that everything just kind of slides out of the way and it just kind of makes room for everybody else. Very, very cool. We also have the ability in this version to create what's known as an Annotation Layer, so you can write notes to your students or your colleagues. You can actually create a layer and draw and write notes. You can point arrows at things and say hey, change the color of this character's eyes, or add this sound effect, or whatever, right inside of your scene, and it's nondestructive. You can hide the layer, you can delete it, whatever you want to do and I'll show you guys how to use that later on. There's also been some Playback Optimization so you can bring in a lot more images and you won't have any degradation in the quality of the playback, which is a really nice plus, and you'll be able to increase your productivity that way because you won't have all that little chugging along, it'll just play real nice and smooth. And, last but not least, you have the ability to export to the social media networks out there, people. Everybody's doing the YouTube and the Facebook and the Tweeting and all this other stuff, so I'm going to show you guys how to use some of the settings inside of Toon Boom Studio to export your stuff to YouTube and to Facebook. So, of course, you have to have one of those accounts, so go to youtube.com or facebook.com and create a brand new account and if you want to share your animations with your friends and family you'll be able to do that very easily. So, let's go ahead and get into Toon Boom Studio 5 and learn how to use the Interface, learn what all these crazy buttons do, and also make some animations.  

  • Course: Toon Boom Studio 5
  • Author: Dwayne Ferguson
  • SKU: 34105
  • ISBN: 1-936334-14-3
  • Work Files: Yes
  • Captions: No
  • Subject: Animation & 3D
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Introduction

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Tablets & Mice (04:36)

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Interface
Welcome Screen (03:08)

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Interface (03:28)

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Views (02:53)

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Workspaces (03:57)

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Copyright Info (02:54)

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Preferences (05:20)

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Drawing

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Brush & Pencil (03:36)

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Pen Styles (03:42)

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Onion Skin (02:47)

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Light Table (02:16)

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Shapes (03:34)

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Optimize Art (03:19)

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Editing Art
Grouping (03:00)

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Cutting (03:08)

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Erasing (03:30)

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Convert Lines (03:09)

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Flatten (02:39)

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Importing
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Import Art (04:34)

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Import Movies (03:16)

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Text
Create Text (02:50)

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Format Text (03:54)

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Ink & Paint
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Gradients (03:49)

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Textures (03:20)

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Close Gaps (02:55)

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Scene Setup

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Layer Orders (02:24)

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Select & Move (02:52)

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Rotate Pivots (02:19)

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Annotation (02:24)

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Pre-production
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Script (01:59)

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Storyboard (04:15)

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Animatics (03:42)

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Exposure Sheet
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Elements (03:01)

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Timing (03:35)

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Cell Notes (02:37)

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Animation
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The Timeline (03:56)

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Motion Paths (03:03)

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Mouth Shapes (03:17)

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Mapping (02:44)

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Notes (03:10)

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Lip Chart (01:51)

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Function Editor

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Dutch Angle (02:10)

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Field of View (02:04)

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Content Management
Library (02:53)

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Output

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Sound
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Import Audio (02:53)

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Loop & Fade (03:56)

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Project: Character Creation

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Project: Ghost Mansion

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Backdrop (05:25)

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Scene Two (05:34)

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Fog & Moon (04:00)

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Export Movie (05:51)

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Resources
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Conclusion
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Credits

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