This two week ‘bootcamp’ with Adam's Animation Academy is designed to cover fundamental skills in rigging using the latest version of Toon Boom Harmony software.
The aim is that by the end of the course each participant will be able to build characters confidently within the software, and therefore open doors to all the Toon Boom work within the UK.
The course will be delivered online over 6 x 3-hour virtual classroom sessions:
Tuesday 4 May (am)
Wednesday 5 May (am)
Friday 7 May (am)
Monday 10 May (am)
Wednesday 12 May (am)
Friday 14 May (am)
Each session will allow time for both learning new concepts and lots of Q & A. Participants will also have access to additional resources during the course, including recordings of all live sessons, email support between classes and a video library covering related topics to support deeper learning.
This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund with contributions from UK animation productions.
A two week Toon Boom animation bootcamp will take place 6-16 April. You can apply here.
Who it's for
This course would be especially useful for those already in or starting out in the animation industry but lacking the technical knowledge to use the software to a high standard.
What it covers
Toon Boom rigging topics covered include:
interface and file structure
setting up for cut-out animation
drawing tools and substitutions
the basics of the node view
how to navigate a rig hierarchy
depth and scene set-up basics
hierarchies and the node library
cutters, masks and composites
importing artwork from other software
art layers & advanced properties
grouping, syncing and reordering layers
creating, exporting and editing templates
colour palettes & textures
rigging with master controllers
setting up user interfaces and controls
character scaling and good studio practice
rig testing, versioning and feedback
By the end of the course, each participant will have had the opportunity to build a character rig and several test rig pieces of their own
All training material and a software license will be provided.
This training course is subsidised due to ScreenSkills funding, however, if you still require additional help to cover your fees or enable you to access the course, some discretionary support is available. You may indicate on your application form if you would like to apply for support.
Adam’s Animation Academy
Adam’s Animation Academy (formerly Toon Boom Trainer) was created in 2016 by Adam Oliver to tackle the lack of industry-focused training in 2D animation.