An OpenToonz user’s walk cycle

Imported and quickly colored o damn’s** cat walkcycle.







The first cycle is rendered out with a reframing from 25 Frames Per Second to 135 FPS.  I put the same walk cycle on 2s and it runs at about the correct pace.

**I don’t think I”llnever understand what mother’s are thinking of when they name their kids these days.

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Xsheet Starting position

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Random Princess

Because the previously posted bugs have to have a princess…

A bug princess

A Bug Princess

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The Perfect Pan

This is an old document but well worth dusting off…

The Perfect Pan: An Animation Scene-Planning Primer by David Steinberg


Unless I am mistaken, this document was created for Sullivan Bluth Studios in 1987.


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Animation:Master Channel Editor

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Tiddlywiki Storyboarding

Highly recommend Tiddlywiki be used in some capacity by everyone.

It can be used as a production journal, story aid, storyboard and so much more.  Different adaptions have been made that focus on project management and basically anything that can be programmed in javascript.

What is Tiddlywiki?

It’s a self contained document that is also an application.

Because this blog is titled ‘new art of animation’ there is a technological aspect to all of this and Tiddlywiki fits that bill nicely.  A few things I hope exploit in the future include Base 64 imagery and QR codes… oh yeah.  😉

And this post is where I hope to keep a Tiddlywiki named ‘Storyboard.html’ for linking purposes.  That way the link doesn’t get broken.

So, here’s a very non linear multistoryboarding example:



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Max Dreams…

Seth Synder’s Character Max.  Or at least one version of him.

A shot from a dream sequence not in the script.  Just something from a random doodle in a tiny sketchbook.

I thought I’d run through a few of those sketchbook doodles and see if I could still draw the characters.

If gif animation had audio… this stuff would be dangerous.



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