Harmony Rigging with ToonBoom

Course type

Short Course


5 days

Introduction to Rigging in Harmony is a five-day course led by Toon Boom’s Senior Solutions Specialist delivered over 10 x half days. Participants will learn to assess production needs and build standard rigs using a nodal system, deformers, masks, and optimised drawing tools in Harmony Premium. This course is intended for professional artists with a proven track record and production credits who are new to rigging in Harmony but have a knowledge of rigging in other digital animation tools and want to learn the fundamentals of constructing character rigs for studio productions.

This course is remote and you will need to provide suitable equipment (computer and wacom tablet) but software will be provided.

This training course is supported by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund with contributions from UK animation productions.

Course content

At the end of this class, the attendee will be able to:

  • Understand and assess the production needs
  • Create a standard production rig optimised for the production need
  • Issue recommendations on character design for optimal rigging
  • Populate the library with production assets to be used by the animators
  • Troubleshoot a nodal system and properly organise a rig structure


Who it's for

You must have a professional track record in order to qualify for this free course. You may have used other 2D animation software before, but have limited knowledge and experience of ToonBoom Harmony.

The course is not open to students in full time education or recent graduates with no studio experience. You will need to demonstrate at least one professional animation credit on a TV series or feature film.

Course free due to ScreenSkills funding

This training addresses an industry skills shortage and is subsidised by ScreenSkills as an investment in the professional development of people working in the UK screen industries.

Contact information

Contact name

Andy Wyatt

Training provider

Harmony Rigging with ToonBoom

Animation Associates

Animation Associates are official ToonBoom Channel Partners in the UK and Ireland, and can offer consultation, training and sales of ToonBoom products, Harmony, Storyboard Pro and Producer. We offer support and training to studios, freelancers, educational organisations and we also organise events and produce animation.

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