The Biggest debates I had in University, is which software is better to use for animation? In my final year studying animation I needed to stick with one software to produce my final
I liked flash because it was simple and easy to use, but I didn't want my animation to look like the typical flash animations you see everywhere. Both pieces of software have there strengths, but after researching and testing both I had to go with Toon Boom by a long shot.
- This is my animation which was produced with Toon Boom
- Traditional Animation
If your talent translates best on paper, then Toon Boom Studio is for you. Scan in drawings with no loss of quality using any TWAIN supported device, then use Studio's proven technology to take your illustrations into the digital world! I used this process along with using a wacom tablet to draw directly on screen to save more time. I bought the Wacom Cintiq 12wx which was more than worth the money, especially when it was available to buy on a monthly payment scheme.
- Cut-out Animation
Draw, create or import elements to build characters and store them all in your personal Library, then apply Studio’s powerful transform tool and motion paths to set timing and create movement. Even if you like drawing your animation frame by frame by hand this tool comes in handy when you want to repeat motions.
Create remarkable stop-motion animation just like Wallace and Gromit using any object you’d like to bring to life. Insert fun backgrounds using Chroma Key, or use time-lapse imagery to generate unique visuals. Add audio and easily export to the web!
- 3D Layouts and Camera Movements
If you are a beginner then I recommend Toon Boom Studio But if you are serious about your work and will be doing this for a long time then definately get your hands on Toon Boom Digital Pro