Courses

04.04.19| An Introduction to Toonboom Harmony – with a focus on rigging (5 Thursday Evenings)

Course Content:

This course will offer an introduction to Toonboom Harmony with an in depth look at how a rig is built and the basics of the animation tools.

The course will cover:

  • Getting to grips with the interface.
  • Using basic drawing and rigging tools.
  • Rigging a basic character from start to finish using pegs, bones and deformations.
  • Developing an understanding of the Network (Node view) which controls the rigs.
  • Setting up and animating various scenes designed to test and explore the challenges and capabilities of Toonboom Harmony.

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at individuals working or training to work in the animation industry who wish to gain an understanding of the programme Toonboom Harmony. The course represents an ideal opportunity for intermediate/experienced animators to upskill, learn software which has become increasingly vital to the industry and to increased job opportunities. The course is also open to animation students though it should be noted the emphasis will be on learning to use the software for animation and not the teaching of basic animation principles.

Tutor Info:

Stephen O’Keeffe has been a Toon Boom Harmony animator and rigger since 2012. He has previously worked For Magpie 6 Media, now Salty Dog, which is where the first Irish production using Toon Boom software was produced. Stephen is currently the Rigging Department Manager at Boulder Media, where he has worked on large scale productions, such as Danger Mouse and Wander Over Yonder in addition to other upcoming projects since Boulder was acquired by Hasbro. Stephen is passionate about training and education and regularly delivers courses in colleges around the country as well providing training and consultation on behalf of Toon Boom both in Ireland and overseas.

Date & Times:

5 Thursday Evenings from 6.30pm-9.30pm – 4th April, 11th April, 18th April, 25th April and 2nd May.

Venue:

Room 11, Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8 (Directions and Map: http://gec.ie/get-in-touch/).

Cost:

Members: 100 Euro, Non Members: 125 Euro

Payment can be made by credit card online (a link will be sent to you) or by cheque/postal order payable to Animation Skillnet.

Application Procedure:

Please apply by sending an email to: animationskillnet@gmail.com

Deadline for Applications:

Friday 22nd March 2019 at 5pm

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