In this tutorial, we'll examine in detail, the use of symbols in Toon Boom Harmony. We begin with the creation of symbols in your scenes and we examine their common uses and benefits. We will then be moving onto some of the more complex features like the symbols separate timeline and the use of symbols in creating cut out characters. By the end of this training you will be confident in your use of symbols in Harmony, and be able to start putting them to use in your animation. Software required: Toon Boom Harmony Stand alone 9+.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi everyone, my name is Steve Sloan and I'm a traditional 2-D animator. I've worked as a freelance artist and a studio animator on broadcast productions for companies like Nick Jr., Disney XD, FX, and Comedy Central. In this course I'm going to share some of the tricks and techniques I've picked up working in Toon Boom Harmony, specifically, some of the uses for the symbol feature which will allow you to create more modular and dynamic characters. Some of the things that you'll be taking away from this course include: gaining a thorough understand of the symbols, what they are and are not capable of, assessing your character builds to see where symbols can easily be put to use, including symbols in your character hierarchy, using symbols for lip sync, facial acting, and isolating specific instances of animation from the rest of your scene, using symbols for easy reuse, and working on multiple timelines. By the end of the training you'll be confident enough with symbols to start animating characters in a smarter, easier, and more efficient manner. So let's get started with the first lesson.