How to Animate to Music using Toon Boom Harmony
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How to Animate to Music using Toon Boom Harmony

Learn how you can create beautiful 2D animated shorts or videos, set to music
5.0 (2 ratings)
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39 students enrolled
Created by Tony Ross
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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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
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  • 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+)

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)

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is beginner friendly, and is also designed for solo animators, students, and small studios.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
Creating Simple Rhythm Guides to Animate to Music
5 Lectures 23:08
Animating to Music: A Dancing Pepper
7 Lectures 41:37
Importing Characters

Making a Character Bounce to the Beat

Creating a Dance Cycle

Adding Arm Moves to the Dance

Moving the Head to the Beat

Creating Secondary Motion
Animating to Music: The Drummer
6 Lectures 50:00
Adjusting the Audio for Animating

Rigging the Drummer

Animating the Beat: Snare Drum

Animating the Beat: The HiHat

Animating the Beat: Moving the Drummer to the Beat

Animating the Beat: Animating the Bass Drum
Animating to Music: The Bass Guitarist
2 Lectures 13:13
Rigging the Bass Guitarist

Animating the Bass Guitarist
Animating to Music: The Vocalist
5 Lectures 24:11
How to use Auto Lip sync When the Voice track is Mixed with Music

Setting up the Auto Lip Sync

Tweaking the Auto Lip Sync

Final Lip Sync Corrections
Animating to Music: The Guitarist
3 Lectures 31:00
Animating the Guitarist's Hands

Animating the Guitarists Legs

Bouncing the Guitarist to the Beat
Putting the Band Together
2 Lectures 15:40
Placing each Band Member in the Scene

Animating the Camera
About the Instructor
Tony Ross
4.6 Average rating
121 Reviews
3,320 Students
7 Courses
Video Trainer, Instructor, and Author: Learning Made Simple!

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