Chapter 1: Introduction


Toon Boom Harmony is a revolutionary team-based infrastructure for animation production. Its array of cutting-edge features increases productivity and encourages creativity. Developed in conjunction with the leading studios worldwide, Toon Boom Harmony is specifically designed for long-term episodic and feature length projects, providing a true animation pipeline. Several animators can work simultaneously on the same scene while the asset library provides users with easy access to up-to-date media assets.

Toon Boom Harmony is truly scalable; more than 100 staging clients can share animation just as easily as a few can. Whether you are a start-up studio or a large established animation facility, Toon Boom Harmony serves as the animation backbone ensuring sustainable growth.

Toon Boom Harmony is a powerful solution that brings together multiple teams working on the same project, whether in-house or remotely. The Toon Boom Harmony solution offers a robust asset management system that enables users to quickly locate assets, share tasks on complex scenes and centralize all assets in a common repository. Tremendous gains in efficiency and quality are made by the teams, who enjoy a smooth flow between each task, and more time dedicated to their creative assignments.

The Harmony Paint module is mainly used in large productions where there is an Ink and Paint or Colour Stylist team. The Harmony Paint module includes the Drawing and Colour views as well as drawing tools. By using this module the Ink and Paint team does not need to learn the entire application, but can focus on the Ink and Paint process.

The Harmony Paint module can only be used with a connection to the Harmony database, unlike the Toon Boom Harmony application which can be used as a standalone application. To start the ink and paint process, you need to first fill in your scene’s exposure sheets and import the drawings that need to be coloured.

Refer to the Harmony Xsheet and Harmony Scan Guides to learn more about the previous steps of the production.

In this guide, the default keyboard shortcuts that are used are the Adobe Flash set.

Topics Covered 

Getting Started
Clean Up and Drawing Tools