I decided to do an animation for my Ignite Week personalize it. I decided to use a few videos to do this as well as tutorials. I decided to do this because I want to pursue animation as a possible career choice and I need more experience in it. I used these two tutorials:
Of course, you might be wondering, what is Toon Boom? I’m using Toon Boom Harmony for my animation. It is really hard to use and I’m just using the trial version as Toon Boom can be quite costly (73$ a year, wow). If I’d really want to pursue animation, I could download a free program like Blender or pencil 2d.
I decided to do some storyboarding. I’m planning to only finish about 20 seconds but the full animation is something I can pursue out of school. Toon Boom works sort of like with keyframes and regular frames. I also can use pegs to create character rigs.
While drawing all of this, I ran into a few problems, such as how to use keyframes and such. It was confusing to say the least. The program does look complicated but I figured out some hotkeys to use. Toon Boom is more like actual flipbook animation. Nevertheless, I continued with my animation.
I have a plan for the week to finish the sketch and then layer over it and possibly finish it with a white background. But if I really wanted to take it above and beyond I could add a background and some shading. That’d take some time, so I want to get the main animation done first. Getting a sketch done is presentable enough. I really enjoy my animation so far, so it’d take some time.
I’d really look forward to the end project!