Monday, January 05, 2009

Toon Boom Studio 4 learning process...part 5

Another shot of the Toon Boom interface. I am getting quite comfortable drawing with this program. A Cintiq would really make a huge difference. Without a Cintiq I can not use the brush tool with any proficiency. I am limited to the line tool for now. I am learning quickly about switching from "camera" view to "drawing" view, and learning what my earlier mistakes were when I tried to create a "new drawing" or "cel". There is still so much more to learn! I hit a key by accident this afternoon and it made my drawings lose the dark outline and all the colors to be very muted. I have no idea what key I hit or what it did or how to undo it. I ended up just closing the program and opening it again, and the view was back to normal. Speaking of the keyboard; it takes a few solid hours just to get the keyboard shortcuts made to your own specifications, but it is very important. There is nothing worse than hitting a key and having something unexpected happen because the keyboard shortcut is something other than what you thought it was.

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