A complete guide to OpenToonz & Tahoma2D for 2D animation

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Course Description

Have you had a yearning to animate digitally and didn't know where to start or didn't want to spend money on animation programs before you knew if you liked them. Or perhaps you're already paying for animation software and want to try something cheaper or even free! Or perhaps you've already started using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D, but want to know more.

And this is why I've made this course. I believe that anyone can learn to animate and enjoy the satisfaction of bringing their characters to life. And with these great programs, you can animate for FREE and this course will show you how.

In this course, I'll take you from the very beginning, with downloading, installing, setting up and understanding both programs. I'll show you all of the tools that you'll need for traditional-style animation. Leading up to showing you how to create your own animations. And you'll be animating within the first 15 minutes of starting the course!

The course will also show you how you can replicate some of the traditional techniques, found in the 12 principles of animation, of straight ahead animation and pose to pose animation, using tried and tested exercises that we'll work through together.

With almost 11 hours of video & 130 lessons and demonstrations, exercises & downloads for each project that I work on, this is the complete guide to getting started with traditional animation with OpenToonz & Tahoma2D.

Here are the topics covered in the course

  • Installing, setup & walk through of the layout

  • Understanding projects and scenes

  • Understanding the differences between drawings, frames, levels & columns

  • A detailed look at the viewer (the drawing area)

  • A detailed look as the timeline & xsheet (learning all of its features and how to time out your animation)

  • A look over all of the drawing tools, understand each feature of them

  • A look at working with colour, including using gradients & special fills

  • Using the camera. Placing it, moving it & what the settings mean

  • Preview & rendering your animation, to different formats

  • A complete demo looking over my shoulder as I work through an animation exercise in full

What are Students Saying about the Course?

"This is one of the best video tutorials I have ever used. Thorough, perfectly paced, and enjoyable.",
Jonathan L ★★★★★

"A very comprehensive guide on OpenToonz. It gives detailed instructions on the various mechanics of the software and explains concepts thoroughly. The most valuable thing about this course to me is the setup of the environment for 2D animation. This is rarely talked about in any user-created tutorials on the web/YouTube. OpenToonz is free and powerful, but only with the right knowledge can you use it's full potential. This course definitely facilitates this.",
Jonathan T ★★★★★

"Section 1 and 2 have been the simplest and quickest way for me to begin animating in OpenToonz without getting bogged down in the complexity of the program.",
John M ★★★★★

"Awesome job. Your pace of presentation is spot on!",
John T ★★★★★

"Clear, well paced and beautifully organized! Such positive and precise teaching. I am very excited about completing the course!",
Mira ★★★★★

"This course far exceeded my expectations. Also the supplemental support through the DarrenT discord server (which is very active) is a really enjoyable community to assist in my animation learning and development. I'm about 2/3 through the course so far and I've already made my own animated videos that met my modest animation goals prior to joining this course. If you're interested in learning animation, this is a wonderful place to begin your journey, you will be able to bring your art to life very quickly. Whether you plan on animating your own cartoon or show, making animations on top of camera footage, or even making animated memes and gifs, this course will have you producing media even before you finish the course! 10/10 would recommend.",

Piers D ★★★★★

Who this course is for:

  • Students who are interested in creating traditional 2D animation in a digital environment
  • Students who have used other animation software and want to migrate to OpenToonz or Tahoma2D
  • Students who are interested in other forms of digital animation (2D cut out, flexi-animation, effects animation) and need to know the basics of using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D. This is a great starter course to understanding the basic concepts shared between these programs

Expected Outcomes

  1. Students will learn how to draw and animate digitally in these free, open-source programs How to animate using traditional 2D techniques, but using a digital workflow In-depth explanation of the core concepts of OpenToonz & Tahoma2D Full demonstration of all of the drawing tools that you'll need Hands-on projects carefully designed to quickly bring students up to speed Requirements The only requirement is that you have a computer. I'll be presenting on a Windows computer. I'll show how you install and setup the software. It would be preferable to use a drawing tablet, but you can use a mouse initially during the course until you decide to purchase one. Description Have you had a yearning to animate digitally and didn't know where to start or didn't want to spend money on animation programs before you knew if you liked them. Or perhaps you're already paying for animation software and want to try something cheaper or even free! Or perhaps you've already started using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D, but want to know more. And this is why I've made this course. I believe that anyone can learn to animate and enjoy the satisfaction of bringing their characters to life. And with these great programs, you can animate for FREE and this course will show you how. In this course, I'll take you from the very beginning, with downloading, installing, setting up and understanding both programs. I'll show you all of the tools that you'll need for traditional-style animation. Leading up to showing you how to create your own animations. And you'll be animating within the first 15 minutes of starting the course! The course will also show you how you can replicate some of the traditional techniques, found in the 12 principles of animation, of straight ahead animation and pose to pose animation , using tried and tested exercises that we'll work through together. With almost 11 hours of video & 130 lessons and demonstrations, exercises & downloads for each project that I work on, this is the complete guide to getting started with traditional animation with OpenToonz & Tahoma2D. Here are the topics covered in the course Installing, setup & walk through of the layout Understanding projects and scenes Understanding the differences between drawings, frames, levels & columns A detailed look at the viewer (the drawing area) A detailed look as the timeline & xsheet (learning all of its features and how to time out your animation) A look over all of the drawing tools, understand each feature of them A look at working with colour, including using gradients & special fills Using the camera. Placing it, moving it & what the settings mean Preview & rendering your animation, to different formats A complete demo looking over my shoulder as I work through an animation exercise in full What are Students Saying about the Course? "This is one of the best video tutorials I have ever used. Thorough, perfectly paced, and enjoyable. ", Jonathan L ★★★★★ " A very comprehensive guide on OpenToonz. It gives detailed instructions on the various mechanics of the software and explains concepts thoroughly. The most valuable thing about this course to me is the setup of the environment for 2D animation. This is rarely talked about in any user-created tutorials on the web/YouTube. OpenToonz is free and powerful, but only with the right knowledge can you use it's full potential. This course definitely facilitates this .", Jonathan T ★★★★★ " Section 1 and 2 have been the simplest and quickest way for me to begin animating in OpenToonz without getting bogged down in the complexity of the program .", John M ★★★★★ " Awesome job. Your pace of presentation is spot on! ", John T ★★★★★ " Clear, well paced and beautifully organized! Such positive and precise teaching. I am very excited about completing the course! ", Mira ★★★★★ "This course far exceeded my expectations. Also the supplemental support through the DarrenT discord server (which is very active) is a really enjoyable community to assist in my animation learning and development. I'm about 2/3 through the course so far and I've already made my own animated videos that met my modest animation goals prior to joining this course. If you're interested in learning animation, this is a wonderful place to begin your journey, you will be able to bring your art to life very quickly. Whether you plan on animating your own cartoon or show, making animations on top of camera footage, or even making animated memes and gifs, this course will have you producing media even before you finish the course! 10/10 would recommend.", Piers D ★★★★★ Who this course is for: Students who are interested in creating traditional 2D animation in a digital environment Students who have used other animation software and want to migrate to OpenToonz or Tahoma2D Students who are interested in other forms of digital animation (2D cut out, flexi-animation, effects animation) and need to know the basics of using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D. This is a great starter course to understanding the basic concepts shared between these programs Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 143 lectures • 11h 1m total length Expand all sections Welcome to the course 6 lectures • 11min Course Introduction Preview 01:14 Introduce yourself 01:08 How to follow the lessons 02:06 Exercises and Resources 02:39 Community and Updates 01:32 [NEW] The Different OpenToonz versions 01:58 Getting Started 11 lectures • 28min Getting Started: Introduction 00:56 Installing OpenToonz 01:48 [NEW] Installing Tahoma2D 02:49 [NEW] Optimising your graphics card 00:31 Setup your graphics card 01:37 OpenToonz: A quick Tour of the interface 03:38 [NEW] Tahoma2D: A quick Tour of the interface 03:38 Your first animation: Drawing basics 04:11 Your first animation: Animation basics 06:20 Your first animation: Rendering basics 02:08 Exercise and resources - Start your first animation 00:07 The OpenToonz Interface 8 lectures • 19min The OpenToonz Interface: Introduction 00:47 [NEW] Tahoma2D - Rooms, themes and the interface 01:58 The docking interface: Rooms 03:14 The docking interface: Panels Preview 03:32 Take a look at the DarrenT room layouts 03:28 Installing the DarrenT room layouts 02:30 Making the most of your screen space - Full screen options 03:02 Exercise and resources - Setting up your Interface 00:19 Projects and Scenes 9 lectures • 29min Projects and Scenes - Introduction 00:50 OpenToonz: Creating a project - Default folder options 04:18 OpenToonz: Creating a project: Sub-folder per type (optional) 03:50 OpenToonz: Create a project: Sub-folder per scene (optional) 05:24 OpenToonz: Multiple projects roots 03:33 OpenToonz: Creating a scene 03:48 [NEW] Tahoma - Working with projects in Tahoma 03:24 [NEW] Tahoma - Creating a scene 03:11 Exercise and resources - Understanding Projects and Scenes 00:14 Drawings, Frames, Levels and Columns 14 lectures • 1hr 27min Drawings, Frames,, Levels and Columns - Introduction 01:14 Levels: Creating levels to draw into 04:32 Levels: Setting the level size 04:42 Levels: Creating drawings - from the new level dialog 05:54 Levels: Creating drawings - from the timeline 07:31 Drawings on the Timeline vs the Level Strip 07:43 Columns - What are they? 06:02 Columns as layers 06:14 Article: Introduction to the 3 Level Types 00:16 Drawing level type: Raster level 12:53 Drawing level type: Toonz Raster level 10:48 Drawing level type: Vector level 10:57 Resizing Drawing Levels 08:35 Exercise and Resources: Understanding drawings, levels and columns 00:00 The Viewer 10 lectures • 57min The Viewer - Introduction 01:01 Basic usage 05:23 The menu options 06:22 The viewer top toolbar Preview 03:54 [NEW] Tahoma2D: The Viewer Grids and Overlays 05:25 The bottom toolbar - Common buttons 11:09 The bottom toolbar - Least-used buttons (optional lesson) 12:10 Animating straight ahead (1 of the 12 animation principles) 01:04 Demo: Straight ahead animation 10:21 Exercise and Resources: The Viewer 00:00 The Timeline and Xsheet 18 lectures • 1hr 35min The timeline and xsheet - Introduction 01:47 Differences between the timeline and xsheet 05:44 [NEW] Tahoma2D: The Timeline 03:23 Working with drawings and frames 06:12 The timeline toolbar Preview 07:21 The timeline column options 05:04 The timeline column context menu 04:35 The timeline context menu 13:49 Note levels and memos 04:10 The timeline play markers 01:51 Onion Skins 09:31 Animating pose to pose (1 of the 12 animation principles) 02:26 Pose to Pose Demo part 1 - Extremes 02:51 Pose to Pose Demo part 2 - Keys 05:33 Pose to Pose Demo part 3 - Breakdowns 07:01 Pose to Pose Demo part 4 - Timing Charts 05:56 Pose to Pose Demo part 5 - Inbetweens 08:00 Exercise and resources: The timeline and xsheet 00:00 The Drawing Tools 23 lectures • 2hr 2min The drawing tools - Introduction 01:39 The brush tool 01:21 Standard brush tool options 17:53 Brush type extensions 07:13 [NEW] Tahoma2D: Brush tool - Adding straight Lines & Perspective drawing 08:23 The geometry tool - Intro 01:15 The geometry tool - Rectangle 01:19 The geometry tool - Circle 00:20 The geometry tool - Ellipse 01:09 The geometry tool - Line 01:23 The geometry tool - Polyline Preview 05:16 The geometry tool - Arc 01:35 The geometry tool - Polygon 01:07 The geometry tool options 10:05 The eraser tool options 10:40 The eraser tool - Frame range option 07:48 The selection tool - Making the selection 08:16 The selection tool - Manipulating the selection 12:04 The selection tool - The options toolbar 08:08 The control point editor (vector levels only) 05:23 Ink your animation Demo 07:57 Inbetweening demo 01:31 Exercise and resources: The drawing tools 00:00 Working with Colour 14 lectures • 1hr 23min Working with colour - introduction 01:49 OpenToonz: The palette panel 06:57 [NEW] Tahoma - The palette panel 07:58 OpenToonz: The style editor panel 06:09 [NEW] Tahoma - The style editor panel 06:39 The style picker 03:20 The RGB picker Preview 06:29 The fill tool and options 13:02 The fill tool frame range option 02:56 The paint brush tool (toonz raster levels only) 02:56 Using Raster Brushes 04:32 Using Vector Fills 05:39 Demo: Colour your animation 14:41 Exercise and resources: Working with colour 00:00 Cameras, Previews and Rendering 14 lectures • 1hr 9min Cameras, previews and rendering - Introduction 01:10 Camera - The camera settings 03:00 Camera - Simple placement of the camera Preview 08:02 Camera - Simple camera movement 09:44 Camera - Working with multiple cameras 06:17 Preview - What is previewing and how does it relate to rendering? 03:23 Preview - Previewing the full camera in the main viewer 02:32 Preview - Previewing a sub camera in the main viewer 03:08 Preview - Previewing your animation in a new viewer 07:03 Rendering - Rendering a video 06:46 Rendering - Rendering images 05:30 Rendering - Set up FFMPEG to render to more formats 03:15 Importing audio as WAV & MP3 and Set up FFMPEG to render to MP4 & GIF 09:16 Exercise and resources: Cameras, Previews and Rendering your Animation 00:00 2 more sections Instructor Darren T Animator and online educator with OpenToonz 4.6 Instructor Rating 148 Reviews 701 Students 1 Course I'm a massive animation enthusiast and always have been. I started, as many of us did, by animating in the corner of my school exercise books and in flipbooks. I dabbled with animation software over the years, but it was never quite useful enough, so I stopped animating. That was until OpenToonz was released. And I fell in love with its traditional approach . I have been training newcomers to OpenToonz for over 3 years since it was first released as open-source, with thousands of happy trainees. And with over 20 years of software experience, both writing and teaching, I know how to present software in a relate-able way Allow me introduce you to this great software and let you begin your adventure into animation. 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  2. How to animate using traditional 2D techniques, but using a digital workflow In-depth explanation of the core concepts of OpenToonz & Tahoma2D Full demonstration of all of the drawing tools that you'll need Hands-on projects carefully designed to quickly bring students up to speed Requirements The only requirement is that you have a computer. I'll be presenting on a Windows computer. I'll show how you install and setup the software. It would be preferable to use a drawing tablet, but you can use a mouse initially during the course until you decide to purchase one. Description Have you had a yearning to animate digitally and didn't know where to start or didn't want to spend money on animation programs before you knew if you liked them. Or perhaps you're already paying for animation software and want to try something cheaper or even free! Or perhaps you've already started using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D, but want to know more. And this is why I've made this course. I believe that anyone can learn to animate and enjoy the satisfaction of bringing their characters to life. And with these great programs, you can animate for FREE and this course will show you how. In this course, I'll take you from the very beginning, with downloading, installing, setting up and understanding both programs. I'll show you all of the tools that you'll need for traditional-style animation. Leading up to showing you how to create your own animations. And you'll be animating within the first 15 minutes of starting the course! The course will also show you how you can replicate some of the traditional techniques, found in the 12 principles of animation, of straight ahead animation and pose to pose animation , using tried and tested exercises that we'll work through together. With almost 11 hours of video & 130 lessons and demonstrations, exercises & downloads for each project that I work on, this is the complete guide to getting started with traditional animation with OpenToonz & Tahoma2D. Here are the topics covered in the course Installing, setup & walk through of the layout Understanding projects and scenes Understanding the differences between drawings, frames, levels & columns A detailed look at the viewer (the drawing area) A detailed look as the timeline & xsheet (learning all of its features and how to time out your animation) A look over all of the drawing tools, understand each feature of them A look at working with colour, including using gradients & special fills Using the camera. Placing it, moving it & what the settings mean Preview & rendering your animation, to different formats A complete demo looking over my shoulder as I work through an animation exercise in full What are Students Saying about the Course? "This is one of the best video tutorials I have ever used. Thorough, perfectly paced, and enjoyable. ", Jonathan L ★★★★★ " A very comprehensive guide on OpenToonz. It gives detailed instructions on the various mechanics of the software and explains concepts thoroughly. The most valuable thing about this course to me is the setup of the environment for 2D animation. This is rarely talked about in any user-created tutorials on the web/YouTube. OpenToonz is free and powerful, but only with the right knowledge can you use it's full potential. This course definitely facilitates this .", Jonathan T ★★★★★ " Section 1 and 2 have been the simplest and quickest way for me to begin animating in OpenToonz without getting bogged down in the complexity of the program .", John M ★★★★★ " Awesome job. Your pace of presentation is spot on! ", John T ★★★★★ " Clear, well paced and beautifully organized! Such positive and precise teaching. I am very excited about completing the course! ", Mira ★★★★★ "This course far exceeded my expectations. Also the supplemental support through the DarrenT discord server (which is very active) is a really enjoyable community to assist in my animation learning and development. I'm about 2/3 through the course so far and I've already made my own animated videos that met my modest animation goals prior to joining this course. If you're interested in learning animation, this is a wonderful place to begin your journey, you will be able to bring your art to life very quickly. Whether you plan on animating your own cartoon or show, making animations on top of camera footage, or even making animated memes and gifs, this course will have you producing media even before you finish the course! 10/10 would recommend.", Piers D ★★★★★ Who this course is for: Students who are interested in creating traditional 2D animation in a digital environment Students who have used other animation software and want to migrate to OpenToonz or Tahoma2D Students who are interested in other forms of digital animation (2D cut out, flexi-animation, effects animation) and need to know the basics of using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D. This is a great starter course to understanding the basic concepts shared between these programs Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 143 lectures • 11h 1m total length Expand all sections Welcome to the course 6 lectures • 11min Course Introduction Preview 01:14 Introduce yourself 01:08 How to follow the lessons 02:06 Exercises and Resources 02:39 Community and Updates 01:32 [NEW] The Different OpenToonz versions 01:58 Getting Started 11 lectures • 28min Getting Started: Introduction 00:56 Installing OpenToonz 01:48 [NEW] Installing Tahoma2D 02:49 [NEW] Optimising your graphics card 00:31 Setup your graphics card 01:37 OpenToonz: A quick Tour of the interface 03:38 [NEW] Tahoma2D: A quick Tour of the interface 03:38 Your first animation: Drawing basics 04:11 Your first animation: Animation basics 06:20 Your first animation: Rendering basics 02:08 Exercise and resources - Start your first animation 00:07 The OpenToonz Interface 8 lectures • 19min The OpenToonz Interface: Introduction 00:47 [NEW] Tahoma2D - Rooms, themes and the interface 01:58 The docking interface: Rooms 03:14 The docking interface: Panels Preview 03:32 Take a look at the DarrenT room layouts 03:28 Installing the DarrenT room layouts 02:30 Making the most of your screen space - Full screen options 03:02 Exercise and resources - Setting up your Interface 00:19 Projects and Scenes 9 lectures • 29min Projects and Scenes - Introduction 00:50 OpenToonz: Creating a project - Default folder options 04:18 OpenToonz: Creating a project: Sub-folder per type (optional) 03:50 OpenToonz: Create a project: Sub-folder per scene (optional) 05:24 OpenToonz: Multiple projects roots 03:33 OpenToonz: Creating a scene 03:48 [NEW] Tahoma - Working with projects in Tahoma 03:24 [NEW] Tahoma - Creating a scene 03:11 Exercise and resources - Understanding Projects and Scenes 00:14 Drawings, Frames, Levels and Columns 14 lectures • 1hr 27min Drawings, Frames,, Levels and Columns - Introduction 01:14 Levels: Creating levels to draw into 04:32 Levels: Setting the level size 04:42 Levels: Creating drawings - from the new level dialog 05:54 Levels: Creating drawings - from the timeline 07:31 Drawings on the Timeline vs the Level Strip 07:43 Columns - What are they? 06:02 Columns as layers 06:14 Article: Introduction to the 3 Level Types 00:16 Drawing level type: Raster level 12:53 Drawing level type: Toonz Raster level 10:48 Drawing level type: Vector level 10:57 Resizing Drawing Levels 08:35 Exercise and Resources: Understanding drawings, levels and columns 00:00 The Viewer 10 lectures • 57min The Viewer - Introduction 01:01 Basic usage 05:23 The menu options 06:22 The viewer top toolbar Preview 03:54 [NEW] Tahoma2D: The Viewer Grids and Overlays 05:25 The bottom toolbar - Common buttons 11:09 The bottom toolbar - Least-used buttons (optional lesson) 12:10 Animating straight ahead (1 of the 12 animation principles) 01:04 Demo: Straight ahead animation 10:21 Exercise and Resources: The Viewer 00:00 The Timeline and Xsheet 18 lectures • 1hr 35min The timeline and xsheet - Introduction 01:47 Differences between the timeline and xsheet 05:44 [NEW] Tahoma2D: The Timeline 03:23 Working with drawings and frames 06:12 The timeline toolbar Preview 07:21 The timeline column options 05:04 The timeline column context menu 04:35 The timeline context menu 13:49 Note levels and memos 04:10 The timeline play markers 01:51 Onion Skins 09:31 Animating pose to pose (1 of the 12 animation principles) 02:26 Pose to Pose Demo part 1 - Extremes 02:51 Pose to Pose Demo part 2 - Keys 05:33 Pose to Pose Demo part 3 - Breakdowns 07:01 Pose to Pose Demo part 4 - Timing Charts 05:56 Pose to Pose Demo part 5 - Inbetweens 08:00 Exercise and resources: The timeline and xsheet 00:00 The Drawing Tools 23 lectures • 2hr 2min The drawing tools - Introduction 01:39 The brush tool 01:21 Standard brush tool options 17:53 Brush type extensions 07:13 [NEW] Tahoma2D: Brush tool - Adding straight Lines & Perspective drawing 08:23 The geometry tool - Intro 01:15 The geometry tool - Rectangle 01:19 The geometry tool - Circle 00:20 The geometry tool - Ellipse 01:09 The geometry tool - Line 01:23 The geometry tool - Polyline Preview 05:16 The geometry tool - Arc 01:35 The geometry tool - Polygon 01:07 The geometry tool options 10:05 The eraser tool options 10:40 The eraser tool - Frame range option 07:48 The selection tool - Making the selection 08:16 The selection tool - Manipulating the selection 12:04 The selection tool - The options toolbar 08:08 The control point editor (vector levels only) 05:23 Ink your animation Demo 07:57 Inbetweening demo 01:31 Exercise and resources: The drawing tools 00:00 Working with Colour 14 lectures • 1hr 23min Working with colour - introduction 01:49 OpenToonz: The palette panel 06:57 [NEW] Tahoma - The palette panel 07:58 OpenToonz: The style editor panel 06:09 [NEW] Tahoma - The style editor panel 06:39 The style picker 03:20 The RGB picker Preview 06:29 The fill tool and options 13:02 The fill tool frame range option 02:56 The paint brush tool (toonz raster levels only) 02:56 Using Raster Brushes 04:32 Using Vector Fills 05:39 Demo: Colour your animation 14:41 Exercise and resources: Working with colour 00:00 Cameras, Previews and Rendering 14 lectures • 1hr 9min Cameras, previews and rendering - Introduction 01:10 Camera - The camera settings 03:00 Camera - Simple placement of the camera Preview 08:02 Camera - Simple camera movement 09:44 Camera - Working with multiple cameras 06:17 Preview - What is previewing and how does it relate to rendering? 03:23 Preview - Previewing the full camera in the main viewer 02:32 Preview - Previewing a sub camera in the main viewer 03:08 Preview - Previewing your animation in a new viewer 07:03 Rendering - Rendering a video 06:46 Rendering - Rendering images 05:30 Rendering - Set up FFMPEG to render to more formats 03:15 Importing audio as WAV & MP3 and Set up FFMPEG to render to MP4 & GIF 09:16 Exercise and resources: Cameras, Previews and Rendering your Animation 00:00 2 more sections Instructor Darren T Animator and online educator with OpenToonz 4.6 Instructor Rating 148 Reviews 701 Students 1 Course I'm a massive animation enthusiast and always have been. I started, as many of us did, by animating in the corner of my school exercise books and in flipbooks. I dabbled with animation software over the years, but it was never quite useful enough, so I stopped animating. That was until OpenToonz was released. And I fell in love with its traditional approach . I have been training newcomers to OpenToonz for over 3 years since it was first released as open-source, with thousands of happy trainees. And with over 20 years of software experience, both writing and teaching, I know how to present software in a relate-able way Allow me introduce you to this great software and let you begin your adventure into animation. 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  3. In-depth explanation of the core concepts of OpenToonz & Tahoma2D Full demonstration of all of the drawing tools that you'll need Hands-on projects carefully designed to quickly bring students up to speed Requirements The only requirement is that you have a computer. I'll be presenting on a Windows computer. I'll show how you install and setup the software. It would be preferable to use a drawing tablet, but you can use a mouse initially during the course until you decide to purchase one. Description Have you had a yearning to animate digitally and didn't know where to start or didn't want to spend money on animation programs before you knew if you liked them. Or perhaps you're already paying for animation software and want to try something cheaper or even free! Or perhaps you've already started using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D, but want to know more. And this is why I've made this course. I believe that anyone can learn to animate and enjoy the satisfaction of bringing their characters to life. And with these great programs, you can animate for FREE and this course will show you how. In this course, I'll take you from the very beginning, with downloading, installing, setting up and understanding both programs. I'll show you all of the tools that you'll need for traditional-style animation. Leading up to showing you how to create your own animations. And you'll be animating within the first 15 minutes of starting the course! The course will also show you how you can replicate some of the traditional techniques, found in the 12 principles of animation, of straight ahead animation and pose to pose animation , using tried and tested exercises that we'll work through together. With almost 11 hours of video & 130 lessons and demonstrations, exercises & downloads for each project that I work on, this is the complete guide to getting started with traditional animation with OpenToonz & Tahoma2D. Here are the topics covered in the course Installing, setup & walk through of the layout Understanding projects and scenes Understanding the differences between drawings, frames, levels & columns A detailed look at the viewer (the drawing area) A detailed look as the timeline & xsheet (learning all of its features and how to time out your animation) A look over all of the drawing tools, understand each feature of them A look at working with colour, including using gradients & special fills Using the camera. Placing it, moving it & what the settings mean Preview & rendering your animation, to different formats A complete demo looking over my shoulder as I work through an animation exercise in full What are Students Saying about the Course? "This is one of the best video tutorials I have ever used. Thorough, perfectly paced, and enjoyable. ", Jonathan L ★★★★★ " A very comprehensive guide on OpenToonz. It gives detailed instructions on the various mechanics of the software and explains concepts thoroughly. The most valuable thing about this course to me is the setup of the environment for 2D animation. This is rarely talked about in any user-created tutorials on the web/YouTube. OpenToonz is free and powerful, but only with the right knowledge can you use it's full potential. This course definitely facilitates this .", Jonathan T ★★★★★ " Section 1 and 2 have been the simplest and quickest way for me to begin animating in OpenToonz without getting bogged down in the complexity of the program .", John M ★★★★★ " Awesome job. Your pace of presentation is spot on! ", John T ★★★★★ " Clear, well paced and beautifully organized! Such positive and precise teaching. I am very excited about completing the course! ", Mira ★★★★★ "This course far exceeded my expectations. Also the supplemental support through the DarrenT discord server (which is very active) is a really enjoyable community to assist in my animation learning and development. I'm about 2/3 through the course so far and I've already made my own animated videos that met my modest animation goals prior to joining this course. If you're interested in learning animation, this is a wonderful place to begin your journey, you will be able to bring your art to life very quickly. Whether you plan on animating your own cartoon or show, making animations on top of camera footage, or even making animated memes and gifs, this course will have you producing media even before you finish the course! 10/10 would recommend.", Piers D ★★★★★ Who this course is for: Students who are interested in creating traditional 2D animation in a digital environment Students who have used other animation software and want to migrate to OpenToonz or Tahoma2D Students who are interested in other forms of digital animation (2D cut out, flexi-animation, effects animation) and need to know the basics of using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D. This is a great starter course to understanding the basic concepts shared between these programs Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 143 lectures • 11h 1m total length Expand all sections Welcome to the course 6 lectures • 11min Course Introduction Preview 01:14 Introduce yourself 01:08 How to follow the lessons 02:06 Exercises and Resources 02:39 Community and Updates 01:32 [NEW] The Different OpenToonz versions 01:58 Getting Started 11 lectures • 28min Getting Started: Introduction 00:56 Installing OpenToonz 01:48 [NEW] Installing Tahoma2D 02:49 [NEW] Optimising your graphics card 00:31 Setup your graphics card 01:37 OpenToonz: A quick Tour of the interface 03:38 [NEW] Tahoma2D: A quick Tour of the interface 03:38 Your first animation: Drawing basics 04:11 Your first animation: Animation basics 06:20 Your first animation: Rendering basics 02:08 Exercise and resources - Start your first animation 00:07 The OpenToonz Interface 8 lectures • 19min The OpenToonz Interface: Introduction 00:47 [NEW] Tahoma2D - Rooms, themes and the interface 01:58 The docking interface: Rooms 03:14 The docking interface: Panels Preview 03:32 Take a look at the DarrenT room layouts 03:28 Installing the DarrenT room layouts 02:30 Making the most of your screen space - Full screen options 03:02 Exercise and resources - Setting up your Interface 00:19 Projects and Scenes 9 lectures • 29min Projects and Scenes - Introduction 00:50 OpenToonz: Creating a project - Default folder options 04:18 OpenToonz: Creating a project: Sub-folder per type (optional) 03:50 OpenToonz: Create a project: Sub-folder per scene (optional) 05:24 OpenToonz: Multiple projects roots 03:33 OpenToonz: Creating a scene 03:48 [NEW] Tahoma - Working with projects in Tahoma 03:24 [NEW] Tahoma - Creating a scene 03:11 Exercise and resources - Understanding Projects and Scenes 00:14 Drawings, Frames, Levels and Columns 14 lectures • 1hr 27min Drawings, Frames,, Levels and Columns - Introduction 01:14 Levels: Creating levels to draw into 04:32 Levels: Setting the level size 04:42 Levels: Creating drawings - from the new level dialog 05:54 Levels: Creating drawings - from the timeline 07:31 Drawings on the Timeline vs the Level Strip 07:43 Columns - What are they? 06:02 Columns as layers 06:14 Article: Introduction to the 3 Level Types 00:16 Drawing level type: Raster level 12:53 Drawing level type: Toonz Raster level 10:48 Drawing level type: Vector level 10:57 Resizing Drawing Levels 08:35 Exercise and Resources: Understanding drawings, levels and columns 00:00 The Viewer 10 lectures • 57min The Viewer - Introduction 01:01 Basic usage 05:23 The menu options 06:22 The viewer top toolbar Preview 03:54 [NEW] Tahoma2D: The Viewer Grids and Overlays 05:25 The bottom toolbar - Common buttons 11:09 The bottom toolbar - Least-used buttons (optional lesson) 12:10 Animating straight ahead (1 of the 12 animation principles) 01:04 Demo: Straight ahead animation 10:21 Exercise and Resources: The Viewer 00:00 The Timeline and Xsheet 18 lectures • 1hr 35min The timeline and xsheet - Introduction 01:47 Differences between the timeline and xsheet 05:44 [NEW] Tahoma2D: The Timeline 03:23 Working with drawings and frames 06:12 The timeline toolbar Preview 07:21 The timeline column options 05:04 The timeline column context menu 04:35 The timeline context menu 13:49 Note levels and memos 04:10 The timeline play markers 01:51 Onion Skins 09:31 Animating pose to pose (1 of the 12 animation principles) 02:26 Pose to Pose Demo part 1 - Extremes 02:51 Pose to Pose Demo part 2 - Keys 05:33 Pose to Pose Demo part 3 - Breakdowns 07:01 Pose to Pose Demo part 4 - Timing Charts 05:56 Pose to Pose Demo part 5 - Inbetweens 08:00 Exercise and resources: The timeline and xsheet 00:00 The Drawing Tools 23 lectures • 2hr 2min The drawing tools - Introduction 01:39 The brush tool 01:21 Standard brush tool options 17:53 Brush type extensions 07:13 [NEW] Tahoma2D: Brush tool - Adding straight Lines & Perspective drawing 08:23 The geometry tool - Intro 01:15 The geometry tool - Rectangle 01:19 The geometry tool - Circle 00:20 The geometry tool - Ellipse 01:09 The geometry tool - Line 01:23 The geometry tool - Polyline Preview 05:16 The geometry tool - Arc 01:35 The geometry tool - Polygon 01:07 The geometry tool options 10:05 The eraser tool options 10:40 The eraser tool - Frame range option 07:48 The selection tool - Making the selection 08:16 The selection tool - Manipulating the selection 12:04 The selection tool - The options toolbar 08:08 The control point editor (vector levels only) 05:23 Ink your animation Demo 07:57 Inbetweening demo 01:31 Exercise and resources: The drawing tools 00:00 Working with Colour 14 lectures • 1hr 23min Working with colour - introduction 01:49 OpenToonz: The palette panel 06:57 [NEW] Tahoma - The palette panel 07:58 OpenToonz: The style editor panel 06:09 [NEW] Tahoma - The style editor panel 06:39 The style picker 03:20 The RGB picker Preview 06:29 The fill tool and options 13:02 The fill tool frame range option 02:56 The paint brush tool (toonz raster levels only) 02:56 Using Raster Brushes 04:32 Using Vector Fills 05:39 Demo: Colour your animation 14:41 Exercise and resources: Working with colour 00:00 Cameras, Previews and Rendering 14 lectures • 1hr 9min Cameras, previews and rendering - Introduction 01:10 Camera - The camera settings 03:00 Camera - Simple placement of the camera Preview 08:02 Camera - Simple camera movement 09:44 Camera - Working with multiple cameras 06:17 Preview - What is previewing and how does it relate to rendering? 03:23 Preview - Previewing the full camera in the main viewer 02:32 Preview - Previewing a sub camera in the main viewer 03:08 Preview - Previewing your animation in a new viewer 07:03 Rendering - Rendering a video 06:46 Rendering - Rendering images 05:30 Rendering - Set up FFMPEG to render to more formats 03:15 Importing audio as WAV & MP3 and Set up FFMPEG to render to MP4 & GIF 09:16 Exercise and resources: Cameras, Previews and Rendering your Animation 00:00 2 more sections Instructor Darren T Animator and online educator with OpenToonz 4.6 Instructor Rating 148 Reviews 701 Students 1 Course I'm a massive animation enthusiast and always have been. I started, as many of us did, by animating in the corner of my school exercise books and in flipbooks. I dabbled with animation software over the years, but it was never quite useful enough, so I stopped animating. That was until OpenToonz was released. And I fell in love with its traditional approach . I have been training newcomers to OpenToonz for over 3 years since it was first released as open-source, with thousands of happy trainees. And with over 20 years of software experience, both writing and teaching, I know how to present software in a relate-able way Allow me introduce you to this great software and let you begin your adventure into animation. 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  4. Full demonstration of all of the drawing tools that you'll need Hands-on projects carefully designed to quickly bring students up to speed Requirements The only requirement is that you have a computer. I'll be presenting on a Windows computer. I'll show how you install and setup the software. It would be preferable to use a drawing tablet, but you can use a mouse initially during the course until you decide to purchase one. Description Have you had a yearning to animate digitally and didn't know where to start or didn't want to spend money on animation programs before you knew if you liked them. Or perhaps you're already paying for animation software and want to try something cheaper or even free! Or perhaps you've already started using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D, but want to know more. And this is why I've made this course. I believe that anyone can learn to animate and enjoy the satisfaction of bringing their characters to life. And with these great programs, you can animate for FREE and this course will show you how. In this course, I'll take you from the very beginning, with downloading, installing, setting up and understanding both programs. I'll show you all of the tools that you'll need for traditional-style animation. Leading up to showing you how to create your own animations. And you'll be animating within the first 15 minutes of starting the course! The course will also show you how you can replicate some of the traditional techniques, found in the 12 principles of animation, of straight ahead animation and pose to pose animation , using tried and tested exercises that we'll work through together. With almost 11 hours of video & 130 lessons and demonstrations, exercises & downloads for each project that I work on, this is the complete guide to getting started with traditional animation with OpenToonz & Tahoma2D. Here are the topics covered in the course Installing, setup & walk through of the layout Understanding projects and scenes Understanding the differences between drawings, frames, levels & columns A detailed look at the viewer (the drawing area) A detailed look as the timeline & xsheet (learning all of its features and how to time out your animation) A look over all of the drawing tools, understand each feature of them A look at working with colour, including using gradients & special fills Using the camera. Placing it, moving it & what the settings mean Preview & rendering your animation, to different formats A complete demo looking over my shoulder as I work through an animation exercise in full What are Students Saying about the Course? "This is one of the best video tutorials I have ever used. Thorough, perfectly paced, and enjoyable. ", Jonathan L ★★★★★ " A very comprehensive guide on OpenToonz. It gives detailed instructions on the various mechanics of the software and explains concepts thoroughly. The most valuable thing about this course to me is the setup of the environment for 2D animation. This is rarely talked about in any user-created tutorials on the web/YouTube. OpenToonz is free and powerful, but only with the right knowledge can you use it's full potential. This course definitely facilitates this .", Jonathan T ★★★★★ " Section 1 and 2 have been the simplest and quickest way for me to begin animating in OpenToonz without getting bogged down in the complexity of the program .", John M ★★★★★ " Awesome job. Your pace of presentation is spot on! ", John T ★★★★★ " Clear, well paced and beautifully organized! Such positive and precise teaching. I am very excited about completing the course! ", Mira ★★★★★ "This course far exceeded my expectations. Also the supplemental support through the DarrenT discord server (which is very active) is a really enjoyable community to assist in my animation learning and development. I'm about 2/3 through the course so far and I've already made my own animated videos that met my modest animation goals prior to joining this course. If you're interested in learning animation, this is a wonderful place to begin your journey, you will be able to bring your art to life very quickly. Whether you plan on animating your own cartoon or show, making animations on top of camera footage, or even making animated memes and gifs, this course will have you producing media even before you finish the course! 10/10 would recommend.", Piers D ★★★★★ Who this course is for: Students who are interested in creating traditional 2D animation in a digital environment Students who have used other animation software and want to migrate to OpenToonz or Tahoma2D Students who are interested in other forms of digital animation (2D cut out, flexi-animation, effects animation) and need to know the basics of using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D. This is a great starter course to understanding the basic concepts shared between these programs Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 143 lectures • 11h 1m total length Expand all sections Welcome to the course 6 lectures • 11min Course Introduction Preview 01:14 Introduce yourself 01:08 How to follow the lessons 02:06 Exercises and Resources 02:39 Community and Updates 01:32 [NEW] The Different OpenToonz versions 01:58 Getting Started 11 lectures • 28min Getting Started: Introduction 00:56 Installing OpenToonz 01:48 [NEW] Installing Tahoma2D 02:49 [NEW] Optimising your graphics card 00:31 Setup your graphics card 01:37 OpenToonz: A quick Tour of the interface 03:38 [NEW] Tahoma2D: A quick Tour of the interface 03:38 Your first animation: Drawing basics 04:11 Your first animation: Animation basics 06:20 Your first animation: Rendering basics 02:08 Exercise and resources - Start your first animation 00:07 The OpenToonz Interface 8 lectures • 19min The OpenToonz Interface: Introduction 00:47 [NEW] Tahoma2D - Rooms, themes and the interface 01:58 The docking interface: Rooms 03:14 The docking interface: Panels Preview 03:32 Take a look at the DarrenT room layouts 03:28 Installing the DarrenT room layouts 02:30 Making the most of your screen space - Full screen options 03:02 Exercise and resources - Setting up your Interface 00:19 Projects and Scenes 9 lectures • 29min Projects and Scenes - Introduction 00:50 OpenToonz: Creating a project - Default folder options 04:18 OpenToonz: Creating a project: Sub-folder per type (optional) 03:50 OpenToonz: Create a project: Sub-folder per scene (optional) 05:24 OpenToonz: Multiple projects roots 03:33 OpenToonz: Creating a scene 03:48 [NEW] Tahoma - Working with projects in Tahoma 03:24 [NEW] Tahoma - Creating a scene 03:11 Exercise and resources - Understanding Projects and Scenes 00:14 Drawings, Frames, Levels and Columns 14 lectures • 1hr 27min Drawings, Frames,, Levels and Columns - Introduction 01:14 Levels: Creating levels to draw into 04:32 Levels: Setting the level size 04:42 Levels: Creating drawings - from the new level dialog 05:54 Levels: Creating drawings - from the timeline 07:31 Drawings on the Timeline vs the Level Strip 07:43 Columns - What are they? 06:02 Columns as layers 06:14 Article: Introduction to the 3 Level Types 00:16 Drawing level type: Raster level 12:53 Drawing level type: Toonz Raster level 10:48 Drawing level type: Vector level 10:57 Resizing Drawing Levels 08:35 Exercise and Resources: Understanding drawings, levels and columns 00:00 The Viewer 10 lectures • 57min The Viewer - Introduction 01:01 Basic usage 05:23 The menu options 06:22 The viewer top toolbar Preview 03:54 [NEW] Tahoma2D: The Viewer Grids and Overlays 05:25 The bottom toolbar - Common buttons 11:09 The bottom toolbar - Least-used buttons (optional lesson) 12:10 Animating straight ahead (1 of the 12 animation principles) 01:04 Demo: Straight ahead animation 10:21 Exercise and Resources: The Viewer 00:00 The Timeline and Xsheet 18 lectures • 1hr 35min The timeline and xsheet - Introduction 01:47 Differences between the timeline and xsheet 05:44 [NEW] Tahoma2D: The Timeline 03:23 Working with drawings and frames 06:12 The timeline toolbar Preview 07:21 The timeline column options 05:04 The timeline column context menu 04:35 The timeline context menu 13:49 Note levels and memos 04:10 The timeline play markers 01:51 Onion Skins 09:31 Animating pose to pose (1 of the 12 animation principles) 02:26 Pose to Pose Demo part 1 - Extremes 02:51 Pose to Pose Demo part 2 - Keys 05:33 Pose to Pose Demo part 3 - Breakdowns 07:01 Pose to Pose Demo part 4 - Timing Charts 05:56 Pose to Pose Demo part 5 - Inbetweens 08:00 Exercise and resources: The timeline and xsheet 00:00 The Drawing Tools 23 lectures • 2hr 2min The drawing tools - Introduction 01:39 The brush tool 01:21 Standard brush tool options 17:53 Brush type extensions 07:13 [NEW] Tahoma2D: Brush tool - Adding straight Lines & Perspective drawing 08:23 The geometry tool - Intro 01:15 The geometry tool - Rectangle 01:19 The geometry tool - Circle 00:20 The geometry tool - Ellipse 01:09 The geometry tool - Line 01:23 The geometry tool - Polyline Preview 05:16 The geometry tool - Arc 01:35 The geometry tool - Polygon 01:07 The geometry tool options 10:05 The eraser tool options 10:40 The eraser tool - Frame range option 07:48 The selection tool - Making the selection 08:16 The selection tool - Manipulating the selection 12:04 The selection tool - The options toolbar 08:08 The control point editor (vector levels only) 05:23 Ink your animation Demo 07:57 Inbetweening demo 01:31 Exercise and resources: The drawing tools 00:00 Working with Colour 14 lectures • 1hr 23min Working with colour - introduction 01:49 OpenToonz: The palette panel 06:57 [NEW] Tahoma - The palette panel 07:58 OpenToonz: The style editor panel 06:09 [NEW] Tahoma - The style editor panel 06:39 The style picker 03:20 The RGB picker Preview 06:29 The fill tool and options 13:02 The fill tool frame range option 02:56 The paint brush tool (toonz raster levels only) 02:56 Using Raster Brushes 04:32 Using Vector Fills 05:39 Demo: Colour your animation 14:41 Exercise and resources: Working with colour 00:00 Cameras, Previews and Rendering 14 lectures • 1hr 9min Cameras, previews and rendering - Introduction 01:10 Camera - The camera settings 03:00 Camera - Simple placement of the camera Preview 08:02 Camera - Simple camera movement 09:44 Camera - Working with multiple cameras 06:17 Preview - What is previewing and how does it relate to rendering? 03:23 Preview - Previewing the full camera in the main viewer 02:32 Preview - Previewing a sub camera in the main viewer 03:08 Preview - Previewing your animation in a new viewer 07:03 Rendering - Rendering a video 06:46 Rendering - Rendering images 05:30 Rendering - Set up FFMPEG to render to more formats 03:15 Importing audio as WAV & MP3 and Set up FFMPEG to render to MP4 & GIF 09:16 Exercise and resources: Cameras, Previews and Rendering your Animation 00:00 2 more sections Instructor Darren T Animator and online educator with OpenToonz 4.6 Instructor Rating 148 Reviews 701 Students 1 Course I'm a massive animation enthusiast and always have been. I started, as many of us did, by animating in the corner of my school exercise books and in flipbooks. I dabbled with animation software over the years, but it was never quite useful enough, so I stopped animating. That was until OpenToonz was released. And I fell in love with its traditional approach . I have been training newcomers to OpenToonz for over 3 years since it was first released as open-source, with thousands of happy trainees. And with over 20 years of software experience, both writing and teaching, I know how to present software in a relate-able way Allow me introduce you to this great software and let you begin your adventure into animation. 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  5. Hands-on projects carefully designed to quickly bring students up to speed Requirements The only requirement is that you have a computer. I'll be presenting on a Windows computer. I'll show how you install and setup the software. It would be preferable to use a drawing tablet, but you can use a mouse initially during the course until you decide to purchase one. Description Have you had a yearning to animate digitally and didn't know where to start or didn't want to spend money on animation programs before you knew if you liked them. Or perhaps you're already paying for animation software and want to try something cheaper or even free! Or perhaps you've already started using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D, but want to know more. And this is why I've made this course. I believe that anyone can learn to animate and enjoy the satisfaction of bringing their characters to life. And with these great programs, you can animate for FREE and this course will show you how. In this course, I'll take you from the very beginning, with downloading, installing, setting up and understanding both programs. I'll show you all of the tools that you'll need for traditional-style animation. Leading up to showing you how to create your own animations. And you'll be animating within the first 15 minutes of starting the course! The course will also show you how you can replicate some of the traditional techniques, found in the 12 principles of animation, of straight ahead animation and pose to pose animation , using tried and tested exercises that we'll work through together. With almost 11 hours of video & 130 lessons and demonstrations, exercises & downloads for each project that I work on, this is the complete guide to getting started with traditional animation with OpenToonz & Tahoma2D. Here are the topics covered in the course Installing, setup & walk through of the layout Understanding projects and scenes Understanding the differences between drawings, frames, levels & columns A detailed look at the viewer (the drawing area) A detailed look as the timeline & xsheet (learning all of its features and how to time out your animation) A look over all of the drawing tools, understand each feature of them A look at working with colour, including using gradients & special fills Using the camera. Placing it, moving it & what the settings mean Preview & rendering your animation, to different formats A complete demo looking over my shoulder as I work through an animation exercise in full What are Students Saying about the Course? "This is one of the best video tutorials I have ever used. Thorough, perfectly paced, and enjoyable. ", Jonathan L ★★★★★ " A very comprehensive guide on OpenToonz. It gives detailed instructions on the various mechanics of the software and explains concepts thoroughly. The most valuable thing about this course to me is the setup of the environment for 2D animation. This is rarely talked about in any user-created tutorials on the web/YouTube. OpenToonz is free and powerful, but only with the right knowledge can you use it's full potential. This course definitely facilitates this .", Jonathan T ★★★★★ " Section 1 and 2 have been the simplest and quickest way for me to begin animating in OpenToonz without getting bogged down in the complexity of the program .", John M ★★★★★ " Awesome job. Your pace of presentation is spot on! ", John T ★★★★★ " Clear, well paced and beautifully organized! Such positive and precise teaching. I am very excited about completing the course! ", Mira ★★★★★ "This course far exceeded my expectations. Also the supplemental support through the DarrenT discord server (which is very active) is a really enjoyable community to assist in my animation learning and development. I'm about 2/3 through the course so far and I've already made my own animated videos that met my modest animation goals prior to joining this course. If you're interested in learning animation, this is a wonderful place to begin your journey, you will be able to bring your art to life very quickly. Whether you plan on animating your own cartoon or show, making animations on top of camera footage, or even making animated memes and gifs, this course will have you producing media even before you finish the course! 10/10 would recommend.", Piers D ★★★★★ Who this course is for: Students who are interested in creating traditional 2D animation in a digital environment Students who have used other animation software and want to migrate to OpenToonz or Tahoma2D Students who are interested in other forms of digital animation (2D cut out, flexi-animation, effects animation) and need to know the basics of using OpenToonz or Tahoma2D. This is a great starter course to understanding the basic concepts shared between these programs Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 143 lectures • 11h 1m total length Expand all sections Welcome to the course 6 lectures • 11min Course Introduction Preview 01:14 Introduce yourself 01:08 How to follow the lessons 02:06 Exercises and Resources 02:39 Community and Updates 01:32 [NEW] The Different OpenToonz versions 01:58 Getting Started 11 lectures • 28min Getting Started: Introduction 00:56 Installing OpenToonz 01:48 [NEW] Installing Tahoma2D 02:49 [NEW] Optimising your graphics card 00:31 Setup your graphics card 01:37 OpenToonz: A quick Tour of the interface 03:38 [NEW] Tahoma2D: A quick Tour of the interface 03:38 Your first animation: Drawing basics 04:11 Your first animation: Animation basics 06:20 Your first animation: Rendering basics 02:08 Exercise and resources - Start your first animation 00:07 The OpenToonz Interface 8 lectures • 19min The OpenToonz Interface: Introduction 00:47 [NEW] Tahoma2D - Rooms, themes and the interface 01:58 The docking interface: Rooms 03:14 The docking interface: Panels Preview 03:32 Take a look at the DarrenT room layouts 03:28 Installing the DarrenT room layouts 02:30 Making the most of your screen space - Full screen options 03:02 Exercise and resources - Setting up your Interface 00:19 Projects and Scenes 9 lectures • 29min Projects and Scenes - Introduction 00:50 OpenToonz: Creating a project - Default folder options 04:18 OpenToonz: Creating a project: Sub-folder per type (optional) 03:50 OpenToonz: Create a project: Sub-folder per scene (optional) 05:24 OpenToonz: Multiple projects roots 03:33 OpenToonz: Creating a scene 03:48 [NEW] Tahoma - Working with projects in Tahoma 03:24 [NEW] Tahoma - Creating a scene 03:11 Exercise and resources - Understanding Projects and Scenes 00:14 Drawings, Frames, Levels and Columns 14 lectures • 1hr 27min Drawings, Frames,, Levels and Columns - Introduction 01:14 Levels: Creating levels to draw into 04:32 Levels: Setting the level size 04:42 Levels: Creating drawings - from the new level dialog 05:54 Levels: Creating drawings - from the timeline 07:31 Drawings on the Timeline vs the Level Strip 07:43 Columns - What are they? 06:02 Columns as layers 06:14 Article: Introduction to the 3 Level Types 00:16 Drawing level type: Raster level 12:53 Drawing level type: Toonz Raster level 10:48 Drawing level type: Vector level 10:57 Resizing Drawing Levels 08:35 Exercise and Resources: Understanding drawings, levels and columns 00:00 The Viewer 10 lectures • 57min The Viewer - Introduction 01:01 Basic usage 05:23 The menu options 06:22 The viewer top toolbar Preview 03:54 [NEW] Tahoma2D: The Viewer Grids and Overlays 05:25 The bottom toolbar - Common buttons 11:09 The bottom toolbar - Least-used buttons (optional lesson) 12:10 Animating straight ahead (1 of the 12 animation principles) 01:04 Demo: Straight ahead animation 10:21 Exercise and Resources: The Viewer 00:00 The Timeline and Xsheet 18 lectures • 1hr 35min The timeline and xsheet - Introduction 01:47 Differences between the timeline and xsheet 05:44 [NEW] Tahoma2D: The Timeline 03:23 Working with drawings and frames 06:12 The timeline toolbar Preview 07:21 The timeline column options 05:04 The timeline column context menu 04:35 The timeline context menu 13:49 Note levels and memos 04:10 The timeline play markers 01:51 Onion Skins 09:31 Animating pose to pose (1 of the 12 animation principles) 02:26 Pose to Pose Demo part 1 - Extremes 02:51 Pose to Pose Demo part 2 - Keys 05:33 Pose to Pose Demo part 3 - Breakdowns 07:01 Pose to Pose Demo part 4 - Timing Charts 05:56 Pose to Pose Demo part 5 - Inbetweens 08:00 Exercise and resources: The timeline and xsheet 00:00 The Drawing Tools 23 lectures • 2hr 2min The drawing tools - Introduction 01:39 The brush tool 01:21 Standard brush tool options 17:53 Brush type extensions 07:13 [NEW] Tahoma2D: Brush tool - Adding straight Lines & Perspective drawing 08:23 The geometry tool - Intro 01:15 The geometry tool - Rectangle 01:19 The geometry tool - Circle 00:20 The geometry tool - Ellipse 01:09 The geometry tool - Line 01:23 The geometry tool - Polyline Preview 05:16 The geometry tool - Arc 01:35 The geometry tool - Polygon 01:07 The geometry tool options 10:05 The eraser tool options 10:40 The eraser tool - Frame range option 07:48 The selection tool - Making the selection 08:16 The selection tool - Manipulating the selection 12:04 The selection tool - The options toolbar 08:08 The control point editor (vector levels only) 05:23 Ink your animation Demo 07:57 Inbetweening demo 01:31 Exercise and resources: The drawing tools 00:00 Working with Colour 14 lectures • 1hr 23min Working with colour - introduction 01:49 OpenToonz: The palette panel 06:57 [NEW] Tahoma - The palette panel 07:58 OpenToonz: The style editor panel 06:09 [NEW] Tahoma - The style editor panel 06:39 The style picker 03:20 The RGB picker Preview 06:29 The fill tool and options 13:02 The fill tool frame range option 02:56 The paint brush tool (toonz raster levels only) 02:56 Using Raster Brushes 04:32 Using Vector Fills 05:39 Demo: Colour your animation 14:41 Exercise and resources: Working with colour 00:00 Cameras, Previews and Rendering 14 lectures • 1hr 9min Cameras, previews and rendering - Introduction 01:10 Camera - The camera settings 03:00 Camera - Simple placement of the camera Preview 08:02 Camera - Simple camera movement 09:44 Camera - Working with multiple cameras 06:17 Preview - What is previewing and how does it relate to rendering? 03:23 Preview - Previewing the full camera in the main viewer 02:32 Preview - Previewing a sub camera in the main viewer 03:08 Preview - Previewing your animation in a new viewer 07:03 Rendering - Rendering a video 06:46 Rendering - Rendering images 05:30 Rendering - Set up FFMPEG to render to more formats 03:15 Importing audio as WAV & MP3 and Set up FFMPEG to render to MP4 & GIF 09:16 Exercise and resources: Cameras, Previews and Rendering your Animation 00:00 2 more sections Instructor Darren T Animator and online educator with OpenToonz 4.6 Instructor Rating 148 Reviews 701 Students 1 Course I'm a massive animation enthusiast and always have been. I started, as many of us did, by animating in the corner of my school exercise books and in flipbooks. I dabbled with animation software over the years, but it was never quite useful enough, so I stopped animating. That was until OpenToonz was released. And I fell in love with its traditional approach . I have been training newcomers to OpenToonz for over 3 years since it was first released as open-source, with thousands of happy trainees. And with over 20 years of software experience, both writing and teaching, I know how to present software in a relate-able way Allow me introduce you to this great software and let you begin your adventure into animation. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target