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Just a little tiger walk animation.. test... thingy.. I started to work on this a long time ago and finally got myself to finish it. Well, is not really finished, many things could be done and fixed, but I don't think I will work on any longer.. so this will have to do.
And I believe everyone who has ever tried to animate a tiger knows that the stripes are pain in the arse.. x__x

Made with Toon Boom Animate.
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dimifrost Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
is there a big differenc between toon boom animate and toon boom studio?
Tigerty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
I've never used Toon boom studio, but as far as I know, it's more for rig based 2D animation and cut out style, with more simple tools. Toon boom animate is more for frame by frame drawn animation and has better tools for that.
dimifrost Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
aw thats a shame, ive been using paint tool sai and windows movie maker to animate and it's been a complete pain in the ass. the process was basically using layers as frames, and then saving each frame seperately as an image. THEN i would import everything to windows movie maker just to see the playback. 

im seriously just hoping that toon boom studio/animate will give me a big advantage compared to what i was doing before
Tigerty Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Oh, I've been there, done that! ;) In fact my way (back in 2006) was even more complex.. but anyway. I guess for every animator is where to begin, some drawing tool and windows movie maker.. :lol:

Toon boom is indeed a great advantage compared to that technique.. 
There're also some free animation tools which might be good for practicing, although some are a bit confusing at first. 
There's old version of PAP… (might be good idea to check the tutorials before doing anything..)
Also there's Flipbook… of which you can get the free full trial version which has permanent watermark, but works fine to practice and for rough animation. Also takes a while to learn, but maybe after some time could work nicely. But still would need some other tool to do the clean-up if you want it without watermarks..
dimifrost Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i want to do clips from 2-5 minutes long that actually look smooth and i want to include sound/voices, i tried pap and i wasnt really that into it :/hmmm toon boom still has that 60% discount too for like 1 more day, i think i might go with toon boom studio or animate for now.
Tigerty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Yeah! Take advantage of the discount! 
If you wanna do mainly hand drawn 2D go for the Toon Boom animate, if you wanna go for rig based or more flash style animation go for the studio. And well, also depends on your budget.. Anyways, good luck! :)
dimifrost Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hey im really sorry to bother AGAIN, (im being a pain im sorry!) but i finally got toon boom animate, and ive been watching tutorials on the website ive watched a tutorial for everything i think i would need. 

i must say i LOVE this program, but im just curious how do people color on here? i know in the tutorial video there was a tutorial about coloring, but it mainly focused on using the bucket tool and changing lineart color. just wondering how do you color?

also i noticed in toon boom you can zoom out REAALLY far. im just wondering how do you know the boundaries of where you can draw and where you cant? do i need to keep my drawings within the box on "camera" mode?
Tigerty Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Hehe, don't worry about it! ;) 

And congrats for your new tool! :D

There're couple of ways to color. Either you use the bucket tool straight on the drawing painting inside the lines. That is handy if you know you won't be needing the color art separately. Quite often though, especially with characters, is handy if the color art is separated from the line art. Here comes a bit tricky part to explain, but I took the liberty to make a little "tutorial" to explain it with pictures.… (Sorry about the messy writing.. :P)
Anyways.. the other way to color is to draw the line art on the "line art" layer and then "create colour art from line art" to make blue lines in the "colour art" layer, they will be invisible in the final render and can only be seen in the colour art layer when they're made. You can paint inside the blue lines, and the color will be seen nicely under the line art. Note that if there're any gaps in the lines the color won't be painted. From paint tool's properties you can choose "close gap" of different sizes, also under the bucket image you can choose "close gap" which is handy tool for closing the gaps that are too big for the paint tool to close. 
Note that the line art, colour art, overlay and underlay layers are inside the actual layer of the animation. E.g. Drawing_4 is name of a layer of the animation, inside which you can choose between line art, colour art and those other layers. 

If you have made an animation, e.g. a walk loop, and would want the character to walk across the screen, you can do that with the "peg" layer, which can be animated with the 'transform' tool, without needing to separately draw each frame in right position. 

You should keep the animation inside the box in the camera mode, if you want it to be seen in the final render. I personally prefer to animate in the camera mode for I like to see everything what I've done. In the drawing mode you can only see each of those layers (line art, colour art, overlay, underlay) separately, or only couple of them at a time. Only if you animate the camera itself then I assume doesn't matter that much where your animation is located. Although, animating the camera is really confusing and I have no idea how to do it right, and I rarely if ever use it. If I need "camera movement" I usually trick it by animating the drawing layers with peg. 

Oh, and there might be some weird tool icons that Toon Boom Animate doesn't have.. I'm using Animate Pro (and Harmony at work) so I'm not sure which tools Animate is lacking.. :P

I hope this helps a bit! :) 
dimifrost Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks you've been like a mega help compared to anyone else ive asked, thanks a ton!
demonicwolfsoul Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student General Artist
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