Thursday, May 15, 2008

feed meeee!



I've been storyboarding Chowder's upcoming promo spot. It's pretty short but I get to draw a lot of chubby little Chowdaaaar.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Cha-Ching!

Oooo! Now he can buy some comfy dino-slippers or something!

I sketched this in ToonBoom Storyboard Pro, which I learned at my new gig...animating/boarding on the new "Pink Panther & Pals" series. We're scheduled to move to a new building soon, but until we get the server running in the new place, I'm stuck doing animation with this software.

The program isn't difficult...just as inflexible as an 80-year-old. The only advantage it holds over Flash is that there's a built-in feature for camera moves, but I've seen a Flash plug-in that solves that issue already. My biggest problem with Storyboard Pro is that they've limited the minimum number of held frames to THREE. This was done for no reason other than to force you to buy their mega-expensive ToonBoom Digital Pro to go to the animation stage. If you're Bill Plymton, animating on threes or fours is acceptable, but if you want to create something that won't give your audience an epileptic seizure, you're screwed. Anyway...I'm looking forward to trying out ToonBoom Harmony (which is just Digital Pro with server capabilities) once we move. At least I'll get my ones and twos back.