Toon boom reviews
Toon boom harmony: review from a beginner
Beginner stage I’m new to animation and was curious what other people think of Toon Boom Studio. The majority of the reviews I’ve read start with Studio, then move on to Animate, Animate Pro, or Harmony. Those programs are out of the question for me because I can’t afford them. So, is Toon Boom Studio worth it for a novice like me, particularly if I’m more interested in traditional frame-by-frame animation? Thank you so much. 12 responses 93 percent sharesavehidereport Voted up This discussion has been ended. There are no new comments or votes that can be made. Sort by the strongest.
This is great! – toon boom harmony 17 first impressions
Animate has a library where users can save drawings and animations as models to reuse in scenes or share with others. By saving separate elements of your drawing, you can reuse them several times in one scene.
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The plethora of new features demonstrated in a Toon Boom Harmony 12 product presentation at the time of its release changed my mind; with three kit iterations to choose from – Essentials (for those just getting their feet wet), Advanced, and Premium – Harmony was obviously the path forward. Highlights included a supremely advanced rigging system, automatic lighting and shading capabilities that look startlingly organic, and the ability to build specially-rigged animations with particular considerations for video game and app creation, all of which embraced the current landscape of possible applications for 2D animation.
After spending some time with their most recent update, Harmony 14, I’m still fascinated by their software’s ever-evolving considerations. Rather than a never-ending list of arbitrary new features and effects (for which there’s a glut of third-party OpenFX plugins that can be added with greater ease than ever), one gets the impression that Toon Boom’s top priority is making the user’s workspace as relaxed and stress-free as possible. The degree to which pre-existing features have been fine-tuned is the first thing to note, from aesthetic considerations like a nicer timeline to improved complexity of tools like brushes, color/light shading, and deformers. Quick, easily-applicable scripts are included in the program documentation for those who want to use “legacy” processes for some of these tools to help acclimate to the new interface. There are four new areas worth exploring in addition to the overall development of the interface and processes.
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The gui is a little drab, and the layout is unsatisfactory: resources like color palettes aren’t readily available. Storyboard Pro is designed for rough sketching and simple drawing, and we wish the drawing software were more advanced. However, some brush adjustments can be made to build on the default collection. Sound effects can be applied to the shots, and voice-overs can be captured and added to the software. You may also include notes, which are useful for dialogues.
Storyboard Pro’s color selector is very sophisticated; it shows a wide variety of colors using three different parameters—Hue, Saturation, and Value—for the three regular colors of red, green, and blue. This three-wheel selection mode window, on the other hand, is too wide for a resolution of 1152 x 864. A resolution of at least 1280 x 1024 is needed.
Storyboard Pro has cameras that are similar to those used in 3D modeling apps. The camera can be pushed and panned. Storyboard Pro can be used as an animation tool since transition effects can be set between shots (to some extent). Prepared animations can be exported as TGA and JPEG rendered frames, as well as QuickTime or Flash animations.