It may not give you six-pack abs or buns of steel, but the Toon Boom Animation Workout Series promises to provide some valuable exercises for those animation muscles. Each title in the new series is designed to help users develop the techniques and skills necessary to get the most out of the products released by Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc.
The Workout Series lays out the objectives, provides users with the tools and material necessary and guides them through each exercise, while allowing plenty room for experimentation and the addition of personal touches. Once they have completed the program, users will be able to apply the skill set to their own projects. As a bonus, each animator involved in the series provides some useful animator’s tips.
The first title is now available and is split into two components. Step-by-step instructions show users how to use the drawing and animation tools, and a second stage illustrates how to add elements and create a movie. The next title is already in the works and will teach the fundamentals of Cutout-style animation.
The Workout Series is designed to work with Toon Boom Studio or Toon Boom Solo, and users must have one of the two products installed on their computers.
Each release in the series will be available in the Toon Boom online store (www.toonboom.com) for $24.99. All of Toon Boom’s eLearning tools can be found online at www.toonboom.com/products/eLearning.