Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Toon Boom Testing

I downloaded the Personal Training Edition of Toon Booms new Animate package. There's this watermark they stamp everything with but other than that it's a fully functional program. I was coming onto it cold with no previous experience and did this very simple crappy four drawing run cycle, tossed it onto a background and added a camera move. It's pretty easy and seems to have better drawing features, (not as good as TVPaint), than Flash and impressive multiplane background capabilities. You can also fill areas on a character with textures and do some nice drop shadows and things. I'm really liking it so far.


Sam Niemann said...

This looks great! I'm particularly interested in what looks like some fancy paint on Jerome Mouse.

My research had suggested ToonBoom was probably the tool for Ruby Rocket. BUT - I didn't have time to learn it, couldn't afford to buy it, and even though Flash was wildly inappropriate, I have it and know how to use it and so did everyone I needed to work with.

Next time, maybe ToonBoom

Joel Brinkerhoff said...

Hi Sam, Thanks for the kind comments.

I'm on the fence with this one until I try out all the bells and whistles. It looks pretty promising and I've seen lots of broadcast shows using it but the expense is defiantly too rich for my pocket.

jriggity said...

cool test!


Joel Brinkerhoff said...

Thanks man, good to hear from you!