How to Animate to Music using Toon Boom Harmony

Learn how you can create beautiful 2D animated shorts or videos, set to music

All Levels 4.8(13 Ratings) 137 Students enrolled
Created by Tony Ross Last updated 03/2017 English English [Auto-generated]
What will i learn?
  • Animate characters dancing to a beat.
  • Animate lip synched vocals
  • Rig characters in Toon Boom Harmony using parenting, and various deformers
  • Animate a music video, or short

Curriculum for this course
30 Lectures 03:18:49
Creating Simple Rhythm Guides to Animate to Music
5 Lectures 00:23:08
  • Welcome & Using the Support Files 00:01:25
  • Beats per Minute vs. Frames Per Second 00:02:27
  • Creating a Cycle pt1 00:07:53
  • Creating a Cycle pt2 00:05:40
  • Creating a Cycle pt3 00:05:43
  • Importing Characters 00:05:23
  • Using Stop Motion Keyframes 00:03:10
  • Making a Character Bounce to the Beat 00:07:39
  • Creating a Dance Cycle 00:04:08
  • Adding Arm Moves to the Dance 00:04:38
  • Moving the Head to the Beat 00:07:18
  • Creating Secondary Motion 00:09:21
  • Adjusting the Audio for Animating 00:04:48
  • Rigging the Drummer 00:13:18
  • Animating the Beat: Snare Drum 00:07:28
  • Animating the Beat: The HiHat 00:11:05
  • Animating the Beat: Moving the Drummer to the Beat 00:06:16
  • Animating the Beat: Animating the Bass Drum 00:07:05
  • Rigging the Bass Guitarist 00:07:32
  • Animating the Bass Guitarist 00:05:41
  • How to use Auto Lip sync When the Voice track is Mixed with Music 00:02:26
  • Setting up the Auto Lip Sync 00:07:47
  • Tweaking the Auto Lip Sync 00:05:48
  • Animating the Vocalists Head 00:05:16
  • Final Lip Sync Corrections 00:02:54
  • Animating the Guitarist's Hands 00:12:02
  • Animating the Guitarists Legs 00:05:54
  • Bouncing the Guitarist to the Beat 00:13:04
  • Placing each Band Member in the Scene 00:05:40
  • Animating the Camera 00:10:00
Requirements
  • Though it is not required, being familiar with graphics programs like Photoshop, or Illustrator will help
  • You will need a copy, or demo of Toon Boom Harmony to follow along (works with versions 12-14+)
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Description

Have you ever wondered how you could animate your favorite character or motion graphic to music?

Have you ever been curious about how animated music videos are done?

Last, but not least, if you've ever wanted to know how to use the same animation software that shows like The Simpson's, Bob's Burgers, or even Disney uses, look no further.

In this course, How to Animate to Music using Toon Boom Harmony, you will learn how simple it can be to animate to a beat! I'll not only show you how to animate to music, but I'll be showing you how you can do this in the award winning animation software, Toon Boom Harmony.

My name is Tony Ross and I’m the owner and creator of tonyteach*com, and I have over 2 decades of experience teaching digital animation, and my Toon Boom tutorials have been showcased on O'Reilly, Toon Boom, and Lynda•com.

In this course, I’ll show you tips and tricks, like comparing beats per minute to frames per second, as well as how to animate a simple dancing character moving to the beat. 

Lastly will put together a short clip, animating a band
Now, in a music video, there are certain things you can fake, or hide when animating, or even filming a band. But if the drummer is hitting cymbals, when the music is calling for drums, the illusion is lost…

I’ll show you how to get the drums animated correctly, and on beat!

If this is your first time working with Toon Boom Harmony, or even if you’re using a program like flash or adobe animate, these timing and music tips and techniques can still be applied.


What's in the course???
Animating to Music using Toon Boom Harmony 
Step-by-Step HD video training covering:
Beats per Minute & Frames per Second
Creating a Cycle based on BPM 
Importing our character 
Stop motion vs motion keyframes 
Bouncing to the beat 
Creating a dance cycle 
arm movement 
Adding the head movement  
Offsetting secondary motions
Setting key poses 
Lip-syncing a song 
Tips for animating a guitar player  
Tips for animating a drummer  
…and much more! 
Covers ALL 3 versions of Toon Boom Harmony (Essentials, Advanced, Premium)

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