Author Archives: Rodney

About Rodney

Cartoonist and Animator! I'd tell you more but then I'll have to debrief you.

Doodle Paint Opentoonz Workflow

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OpenToonz SuperPack

OTSuperPack What is it? I’m currently testing a utility for packaging up Opentoonz (the program), Opentoonz Project Files (Opentoonz stuff directory) and optionally assisting the user with adding other programs and data to make backup, sharing, and testing of files … Continue reading

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Congratulations Wendy and Richard! 40 Years of ‘Elfquest’

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Tool Tips

Most programs have ‘tooltips’ that suggest the use for each icon. Hover over the icons and wait to see what hints the tooltip will provide.

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Free Transitions for OpenToonz

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You are what you draw

Well, not really but for those that do draw we often assume the emotional characteristics of what we are drawing.   This can be good.  This can be bad.   Bottom line:  If you feel you are in a rut… mix … Continue reading

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Ideation and Iteration

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Honey Bee

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Curved Text in OpenToonz

It’s not exactly straightforward but curved text can be done in OpenToonz using the Plastic Tool…

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Blur + Exposure = Bloom

Attempting to answer a question posed in the OpenToonz forum, here’s a test of a basic bloom effect created with Blur and exposure.  (We are blooming in reverse of course in this example)  

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