Introduction to Walk Cycles in Toon Boom Harmony

By utilizing the methods and approaches in this tutorial, you'll be able to get started with your own walk cycles in Toon Boom Harmony with confidence while also having a lot of fun. Software required: Toon Boom Harmony 10.0.1.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 27, 2013
Duration
1h 19m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 27, 2013
Duration
1h 19m
Description

By utilizing the methods and approaches in this tutorial, you'll be able to get started with your own walk cycles in Toon Boom Harmony with confidence while also having a lot of fun. We'll begin by blocking out the contact, down, passing, and up positions of our cartoon duck. Following this we'll learn how we can copy and paste the key frames of these poses to create a loop for our character's walk cycle. From here we'll focus on animating the feet and arms independently from our poses and explore how this will allow us more control on the animation of both. To round out our walk cycle we'll learn how we can add some ease to different body parts using the bezier editor. We'll finish by showing how we can move our walk cycle along a path by using a peg. While we'll be using Toon Boom Harmony for this demonstration, everything that we'll be covering will be applicable to both Animate and Animate Pro with the exception of the deformation tools. 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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Kurt with Digital-Tutors. Welcome to this series of lessons focusing on animating a walk cycle in Toon Boom Harmony. We'll begin by blocking out the contact, down, passing, and up positions of our cartoon duck. Following this, we'll learn how we can copy and paste key frames of these poses to create a loop for our character's walk cycle. From here, we'll focus on animating the feet and arms independently from our poses and explore how this will allow us more control for the animation of both. To round out our walk cycle, we'll learn how we can add some ease to different body parts using the Bezier Editor. We'll finish by showing how we can move our walk cycle along a path using a peg. While we'll be using Toon Boom Harmony for this demonstration, everything that we'll be covering will be applicable to both Animate and Animate Pro with the exception of the deformation tools. By using the methods and approaches in this course, you'll be able to get started with your own walk cycles in Toon Boom with confidence while having a lot of fun. So with that, we'll begin in our next lesson.