2D Animation Principles

Summer 2017

Syllabus

Assignment List

Week Topic Outline Downloads
Week 1

Course Introduction, Supplies needed, Grading Procedures, Attendance Policy
Lecture: 12 Principles of Animation
Opening, Creating, Saving, Exporting and Transporting a Scene in Toon Boom Harmony
Time Line (Layers, Cels, Frames, Drawings)
Canvas, Camera VS Drawing View
Time Line, Tool Bar, Brush Tool, Brush Properties
Rotate Canvas, Onion Skinning, Short Cuts

Lecture PDF
Week 2

Flip Book Due
Lecture: Line/Rectangle/Ellipse/Polyline Tool
Select Tool, Contour Tool, Cutter Tool
New Color, New Color Palette
Intro into Timing Charts, Path of Action
Exposures, Creating Cycles
Follow-Through and Over Lapping

Lecture PDF
Reference Videos (ZIP)
Week 3

Bouncing Ball With Tail and Rope Pendulum with Weight Due
Lecture: Pencil Tool, Pencil Editor,
Xsheet, Annotation Column
Key Frames, Breakdown Drawings, Inbetweens
Key Points, Grid, Field Guide

Lecture PDF
Week 4

Morph Due
Lecture: Grouping Objects, Distribute to Layers
Drawing Group Laye

Lecture PDF
Week 5

Rube Goldberg Blueprint Due
Mid Term Test
Open Lab for Rube Goldberg Machine

NONE
Week 6 Rube Goldberg Machine Due
Lecture: Animation Desk, Shift and Trace
Lecture PDF
Week 7 Character Jump Due
Lecture: Walk Cycles, Walk Cycle Key Frames, Reference, Technical Aspects
Lecture PDF
Week 8 Character Standing Walk Cycle Due
(Must be technically correct in order to pass the class)
Assignment: Final Project
NONE
Week 9 Progress check with each student on Final Project
Open Lab for Final Assignment
NONE
Week 10 Research Paper Due
Progress check with each student on Final Project
Open Lab for Final Assignment
NONE
Week 11 Final Project Due NONE
Questions