Toon Boom Harmony
2D Animation is a tough gig. It’s time consuming, laborious, and frequently tedious. So any tools that help get through the rough stuff and get us to the art is a boon. Toon Boom definitely has been around long enough and has established itself in this niche deep enough that it knows where to place its efforts.
Harmony, Toon Boom’s flagship software, is up to version 11 now, yet despite its maturity, it is still evolving. Among the myriad of advances, I’m just going to focus on some of the major pieces.
There are upsides and downsides to using raster and vector brush strokes. So, Harmony has blended them together. You can mix and match layers and styles so that, for instance, you can have a layer with your line art as a bitmap layer and get that sketchy or textured look that blends with the colors around it, but then have a layer beneath that for the
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