Production > Animation > Cut-out Animation

Chapter 34: Cut-out Animation

Harmony provides some great tools for animating puppets. You can create simple animation using the Transform tool, as well as create advanced animation using both forward and inverse kinematics. Harmony has advanced onion skinning and image swapping features to help you animate efficiently and quickly. For animation freedom, you have the ability to mix several different techniques of animation, such as simple rigging, hierarchy and symbol animation.

Getting the Character
Keyframes and Drawing Blocks
Creating a Simple Cut-out Animation
Selecting Layers to Animate or Position
Navigating the Hierarchy
Animating Using the Transform Tool
Animating in Stop-motion
Animating Using Computer-generated Interpolation
Marking the Timeline
Flipping Through Poses
Using the Onion Skin in Cut-out Animation
Flipping Parts
Using Action Templates
Swapping Drawings
Animating Lip-Sync
Adding a New Drawing
Ordering Layers Over Time
Resetting a Transformation
Creating Cycles
Adding Pegs
Offsetting a Portion of an Animation