Introduction to Character Design in Toon Boom Harmony

In this Toon Boom tutorial, you'll learn about the tools needed to create your own character designs and walk through the process of creating a cartoon duck character to be used for cut styled animation. Software required: Toon Boom Harmony 10.0.1.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 22, 2013
Duration
1h 43m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 22, 2013
Duration
1h 43m
Description

In this Toon Boom tutorial, you'll learn about the tools needed to create your own character designs and walk through the process of creating a cartoon duck character to be used for cut styled animation. Even though we'll be using Toon Boom Harmony to design our character, everything that we'll be covering will be applicable to both Toon Boom Animate and Animate Pro. We'll begin the process by sketching out our character and visualizing it as separate moveable pieces. Following this we'll spend several lessons designing these individual pieces on separate layers using some of the vector-based drawing tools to apply line work and color to our cartoon duck. In addition, we'll learn how we can create drawing substations and set up hierarchies for the various pieces of our character. Finally, we'll finish by adding pivot points to the major joints of our cartoon duck and demonstrate how we can effectively move them. By gaining a good understanding of some of the basic tools here in Toon Boom Harmony you'll be able to hit the ground running on your own character designs. Software required: Toon Boom Harmony 10.0.1.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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