Thursday, 24 March 2011

You know when you've been Tango-ed

Day: 1

Almost finished a secound scene, this has been easier to do minus being a larger scene and a bit longer then the last, its easier to color due to the little movement. Ran into a few problems where Toon boom Threw up a error when i tried to save my work, so had to close the programme and lose so much work, this set me back a little. i don't know if this is due to the licencing playing up before or just the programme just playing up. Any this is the last 2 days work. The secound day i spent most the day tidying up the previous animation, due to the camera being close up you could see every little mistake.

Day: 2

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


finally finished the epically long scene! Quite happy this is done and out the way, although this would of been done last week if it wasnt for the power failer then liceneces not working and not getting sorted properly, at least its done and out the way now and i can start a fresh scene :D

Monday, 21 March 2011


Well after a few days with no work due to licencing being down since last thursday, i havnt been able to do much work, but luckly it was fixed this afternoon. I almost finished this scene completly, hoping to finish by 2mz and start a new scene.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Well....getting there

Right, got a bit behind on todays work. Had to back up all my work on my hard drive onto disk which took me 4hrs 30mins, talk about slow pc's!! Any way, managed to finished off the blanket, get the basket colored and i have started on the toy plane. I realised when i was coloring in the plane that the outline on the plane was on the same layer as the boy so i had to move the layers above the plane layer which sorted out the problem straight away.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

working till late

Well. quite happy with todays work. Managed to finish the mum and get most of the blanket done in the scene. Was a bit difficult to color in the blanket round the mums hand as the blanket layer is on tops of the mums. I may clean it up a little when im next in.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

A new problem to be fixed

Well i coloured in 30 ish scenes for both mum and little girl on a different computer then i usally use. When i zoomed in it pixalated which made it difficult to color in places. Today i got the computer back i was using, i looked through the scenes i already colored and the color doesn't reach the edges and needs a bit of tidying up. This set me back a bit in work, i also had to go over the end scenes of the little boy due to the pixalation the previous day.

Over all scenes going quite well.

Monday, 7 March 2011

work work work

Well finally got the boy colored and now onto the little girl, was thinking of coloring in both mum and little girl at the same time, see if this saves any time or takes me longer, going to do this for a few days and see how it goes. I think the little girl and the mum will be easier and quicker to do as there are a lot more freeze frames then the little boy and a bit less movement on each key frame. Hopefully will finish this soon :S

Last 3 traced scenes :D

Last three traced scenes, everythings been done that has been given to me, everything went smoothly. except having to move to the old computer i was using, so when i traced the scenes on photoshop it took a secound for the computer to respond which was a pain but got there eventually

Friday, 4 March 2011

Another days work

Well i think its definatly round 70 keyframes a day i color, so im going to try make it 80-90 frames a day, im going to come in earlier the usal and on monday i going to try color 2 characters at a time and see if this is quicker, instead of doing one character at a time.

Still lots to go.......

Managed to get almost 30 key frames colored this morning, im hoping to get at least over 70 done by the end of today and to of finished the little boy.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Monster scene, a bit more done

Got a bit further in the scene, colored 71 keyframes altogether. There is about 256 frames in total, this what renders out, so this should be 256 per character. so in total this is 768 for all the characters, give or take a few if there a freeze frames etc, this isnt including props though so this could be up to 800ish scenes.I am going to work out how many keyframes i color a day, and set a limit i should color everday, so i know roughly when the scene will be finished by.

Monster scene...

Im on to a huge scene, but we are almost finished with the picnic scene. Im going to try do a charater a day, we'll see how today goes and see if i can reach that exspectation. So far im quater the way through coloring the boy. When coloring i had to move the toy plan to the top layer so it would sit on top of the boys color so when i got round to coloring it i wouldnt have to guess and it would be alot more clearer.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


Well this definatly took longer then i exspected. So many little movements and changes, but got there eventually. although once i finished i realised the pilot had gloves of, so had to go over the skin color in black :(, luckly it didnt take that long and got finished quickly. After that i realied a key frame was missing and color, do i put a key frame in, copied the color on the last scene and pasted it. :D

Almost finished...

Finshed mum and son, onto the pilot which at the moment isn't that hard. just had to color in a few legs, quiet enjoy coloring this character, its something different. :)

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

scene almost done

Ok, this scene took longer then i thought, every keyframe has a movement, maybe a stand still one after each keyframe. Hopefully i will get this done by tommorow so i can start on the next scene which is quite long.

I also figured out the other day i can hide the background so its grey behind, by doing this i can color in the skin so i dont have to redo it once the background has been put in.

coloring a new scene

This what i got so far, its quite a short scene, well shorter then my other scenes i have done, so im hoping to get this done today, but its taking longer then i thought, alot more seprate key frames to color in with little standing still, well with the mum and pilot any way, boy was quite easy stood still for most of it untill right at the end where he walks off so all i had to do it color one key frame and copy and paste :D.

Took me awhile to start this scene though. Got here this morning, found out my computer has been swapped so i thought, that it would work better, less crashing and will cope better with the large files, but first the version of toon boom must of been real old or it was setup diffrently, because there was no short cuts, had to right click and do it the long way, took me a few mins to get to grips with it all, then once i sorted out the color palette and plugged in my graphics tablet and started to color in, it took ages for the programme to respond to what i was doing, so i colored in. Then it apperared a few secounds later, so i moved computers, then me being silly i didnt save the stuff i did already e.g color pallette so had to re-do all that again, eventually got there though. Though started late again.