Chapter 14: How to Animate a Cut-out Character

Harmony provides you with some great tools to animate your puppets. You can create simple animation using the Transform tool and you can 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.

If you created a layer hierarchy when you built your puppet, you can use the keyboard shortcuts to travel up and down the parent-child chain. You can also navigate between the children of the same parent.