Production > Animation > Cut-out Animation > Getting the Character

Getting the Character

The first step in animating your character is to import a master template from the library.

In Harmony, you can create your character template from the Node view.

NOTE: If the template you are importing was created in the Node view, make sure to import it first and drop it into the Node view or the left side of the Timeline view. Otherwise, some network connections may be broken.

Selecting the Pose

If the template you imported contains several poses, you must choose the pose for starting the animation and remove the others.

If you created your different views in separate templates, you can import them on separate layers, and turn them on or off in the Timeline view depending on which one you need.

Extending the Exposure

Once you have chosen a pose, all that's left to do is extend the exposure of the character to the end of the scene.