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CMAI’s 2D Courses

Introduction to Toon Boom Harmony for Rigged Animation

The animation industry is expanding with a multiple studios hiring and scaling. A big challenge for the industry is having the talent pool training in the correct software. Traditionally colleges don’t focus on specific software training but more on general skills. This has left a gap where new talent into the industry lack the knowledge required to get roles in studios.

Toon Boom Harmony has become the market leader in 2D animation software over the last 5 to 10 years so it is a requirement to have knowledge and experience in this software to secure a role in some animation studios.

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About the course:

The Introduction to Toon Boom Harmony for Rigged Animation course is for new entrants into the animation industry or return to workers that need latest software skills.

The course is run remotely and delivered using Zoom. The participants only need access to a basic computer or laptop with good internet connectivity. They will log into remote workstations that will have all the software required.

It is a full-time course which runs from 9 to 5 – Monday to Friday.

Closing date for applications:  Thursday, 14th of March 2024

Duration:

1 week – full time
Monday to Friday / 9am-5pm

Start date:

Monday, 25th of March 2024

Lecturers:

Kyla Tomlinson

Schedule

Course Overview

This 1-week introduction course will focus on getting participants comfortable using the software and navigating the user interface. They will learn the basic steps to get started and animating using a rigged character commonly used in 2D TV series. The will learn about a studio pipeline and how to start working with Toon Boom Harmony in a professional manner utilising industry best practices.

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