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Save the dates: Toon Boom is hosting FIVE free Harmony webinars
As the old saying goes, the best things in life are free. Toon Boom certainly thinks so. The world’s leading 2D animation software will be hosting a series of free training webinars aimed at professional animators hoping to upgrade their skills in Harmony and learn tips and tricks from top industry experts like YouTube star Stylus Rumble, Tony Ross, Chris Cartledge and more.
From May 18 to June 08, Toon Boom’s webinar series will cover the fundamental skills in Harmony to help animators elevate their creative output, craft and careers. Among the topics are creating cut-out rigs, particle emitters, parameters and functions, drawing and transitioning from different software. This free training in Harmony can then be continued and augmented with the Toon Boom Learn Portal.
Additionally, for those who are more IRL than URL, Toon Boom will be hosting three free Animation Career Camps in Paris (May 05 to 06 at LISAA École d'Animation et Jeu Vidéo), Dublin (May 12 to 13, The Guinness Enterprise Centre) and London (June 30 to July 1, 01zero-one).
Keep reading to learn more about Toon Boom’s free upcoming Harmony webinars.
1. Creating a Production Cut-Out Rig in Harmony Essentials
Presented by: Tony Ross
When: May 18, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Description: Have you ever wondered could you create a full production rig in Harmony Essentials? In this webinar Tony Ross will show you step-by-step how to rig a production ready cut out character just using Harmony Essentials. Even without a Node View, Curve Deformers, etc Essentials still has the tools right for the job! Join us for the webinar and see how!
2. Particle Emitters in Toon Boom Harmony Premium
Presented by: Tracy Strong (Stylus Rumble)
When: May 24, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Description: A general overview of the basic node types used to create particle systems. Followed by a couple of practical examples of simple weather/sparkles.
3. Parameters & Functions in Toon Boom Harmony Premium
Presented by: Colin Bennett
When: May 31, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Description: Generated movement in Toon Boom has a load of hidden potential built upon surprisingly simple ideas. Learning as much as possible about how parameters and functions are operating inside your animation will help to avoid a lot potential problems encourage finer control over the smallest details.
4. Symbols to Pegs. The differences of animating in Toon Boom Harmony
Presented by: Adam Oliver
When: June 07, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Description: Toon Boom Harmony can do amazing things for your animation workflow but the learning curve can be confusing when coming from other software. Adam will demonstrate the differences between other common animation software and how Harmony applies these principles to a more powerful effect. An ideal webinar for anyone who works in animation or is thinking about picking up the software, but is currently daunted by the prospect of all those extra buttons!
5. Drawings in Toon Boom Harmony Premium
Presented by: Chris Cartledge
When: June 08, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Description: Are you looking to learn some tips and tricks to drawing in Toon Boom Harmony? Join us for this webinar and see how illustrator/animator Chris Cartledge, and trainer/animator Tony Ross use Harmony's drawing tools to create their projects and tutorials. Learn how Tony and Chris work in tandem from sketch to completion to create a new character, live during the webinar.
What Toon Boom Harmony are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!