User Guide > Character Building

Character Building

Toon Boom Animate Pro is a great tool for building your characters. You can make use of different techniques and features to break down your puppets.

Topics Covered 

Importing a Model
Relative Sizes
Studying the Model
Setting the Default Separate Position Preference
Naming Conventions
Disabling the Animation on Drawing Layers
Breaking Down the Character
Ordering the Layers
Adding Extra Drawings
Setting the Pivots
Skeleton Optimization
Storing the Character in the Library

For more great options and features to create powerful and efficient puppets, refer to the chapter about deformations. There, you will find a series of new features allowing you to bend, curve and deform drawings, allowing for more realistic, cartoony and fluid animation. - see Deformation