What kids are into these days…

I’ve been drawing a lot of rabbits and wolves lately.

Think ‘Ember’ and you’ll be on track with what this random wolf drawing represents:

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Opentoonz v1.5 Release Candidate (Coming very soon!)

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Choosing the lesser of two evils…

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Do you actually ‘read’ those animation books?

Something I’ve noted over the years…

Often aspiring animators… even professionals… will point to books, even quote them as the authority on a specific approach, technique or insight into animation. The common problem however seems to be that the advice given in the text or illustration is more often than not simply referenced and not actually followed.

Here might be a case in point from Richard Williams’s ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit’:

Here the animator is urged (in italics even!) not to give their assistants assignments of creating inbetween on thirds.

The issue here is that animators who use computers as their assistants think nothing of expecting their digital assistant to do that very thing… animate… interpolate… keyframes on thirds. And worse!

Garbage in. Garbage out.

Consider this the next time you get mad at your assistant…digital or otherwise.

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Tahoma2D 1.1 Beta is out!

Go get it!

Link: https://tahoma2d.org/

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Pardon our dust

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Fade to/From Black (a manually alternative method)

Demonstrating how effects such as Fade in/out can be created with keyframed colors in Opentoonz:

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Opentoonz: (New Feature) Segment Erase

Now available via nightly release:  Opentoonz Nightly (Segment Erase Release) LINK

The Erase Tool now has an option to cut segments from vector drawings.

There are a few things to watch out for in workflow but so far so good!

 

On the left, initial drawing.  On the right drawing after deleting segments.

horse

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Opentoonz: Cut Line for Eraser Tool

Not satisfied with the update to the Cutter Tool you say?

How about a similar feature for the Eraser Tool?

Now testing…

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Opentoonz: New Cut Tool Feature (coming soon)

Now testing…

 

Thanks to PoJieNie!

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