Toon Boom Studio Review – How Does It Compare To Flash?

Toon Boom Studio Review – How Does It Compare To Flash?

 

 

Whenever people talk about a software to use for web animation and graphics, usually the first name to come up is Flash from Adobe. Flash has helped to revolutionise the visual aspect of the internet and enabled professionals and hobbyists alike to add their 카피툰   creative flavour to the web.

However, it has been criticised for not being a strong enough tool for animators who require that extra level of complexity and suite of tools, especially animators with a lot of experience in traditional animation.

The Toon Boom Studio software was designed with these animators in mind and refers to itself as an animator’s software. Does it live up to its billing? How does it compare to Flash? Let’s find out in this Toon Boom Studio review…

Workflow

The first and most striking difference between Toon Boom and Flash is the workflow set up. Toon Boom has a more traditional workflow approach, so anyone familiar with traditional animation practices will be happy to see X-sheets and model sheets for lip sync.

Some ardent Flash users would suggest that x-sheets are more or less redundant these days, but it all depends on your workflow. A traditional animator typically likes the planning and structure that x-sheets allow…it also makes sure everyone on the production is on the same page and knows what they’re doing.

Brush Variety

Flash’s vector system is second-to-none in terms of its line quality. However, it is not always to everybody’s taste. For folks who like the more sketchy look or want a little more control on brush type, the Toon Boom toolset provides more organic looking brushes, which can create a more traditional feel to the animation work.

The big drawback with Toon Boom’s brushes however, is that the preview brushes are aliased, meaning that you need to export your movie file to see the actual look – this doesn’t happen in Flash, the results are always vector based and smooth. Frankly, this is a little frustrating, and hopes are that this problem will be sorted out in future versions.

Audio and Lip-Sync Capabilities

 

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