Wk 05. 2D Animation


Actual unit of competency being used for this subject:
Interpret and respond to a design brief BSBDES402
23rd August 2019, 9:30am – 12 noon, Room W15.1.14

NOTE: No class next Friday, Week 6, 30th Aug due to teachers PD day.


Using The Camera in Toon Boom Harmony

Link to video and demo files here


Exercise 3 Continued from last week
– Toon Boom Harmony:
Animate a simple character walk cycle

Due by 10:45am today… then we move on.

Export your project as a video file and upload to Brightspace. To see how to export a video movie from Toon Boom Harmony, see the link at the bottom of the page.

Finishing off animating a simple character walk cycle we started last week – using the 4 poses we looked at recently in the Improving the walk cycle tutorial. The character can be pretty basic, but should be a bit more developed than a simple stick figure. The walk cycle should use the 4 basic poses:

Contact, down, passing, up. Refer to the video:

ALAN BECKER – Animating Walk Cycles – Video 3 min 52 sec

You are to use Toon Boom Harmony Advanced 16.

The animation should be set to 1920×1080, 24 frames per second.

You need to draw a complete cycle of 12 poses; each pose should occupy 2 frames in Harmony, so that the 12 poses will last for 1 second (24 frames). Then get Harmony to repeat the cycle 3 times (you will need to drag the red End Frame marker to the right to lengthen the animation to the number of frames you want, before repeating the cycle. Otherwise, the repeated frames will stop repeating wherever the End Frame marker is set to (see the notes below about extending individual frame lengths by using the command Extending Exposure)


Lengthening frames – Extending Exposure, repeating cycles

Refer to last week’s notes or see the note in the resources section.


How to export your Harmony project as a video file:

How to export a project using Harmony – video 2 in 34 sec


Reminder: Assignment 1 quiz

Available on Brightspace from Week 1.
Due, uploaded to Brightspace by the end of class (12 noon), NEXT WEEK Week 6, Friday 30th August 2019.

NOTE: No class next Friday, Week 6, 30th Aug due to teachers PD day.


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