Hello, I wanted to see if I could animate some squiggly lines, like those seen in Dr. Katz. http://youtube.com/watch?v=CWaNSfkWb6s
I know how to do it in After Effects, but being able to do it on a per-character basis would be much more useful.
Is there a node I can use for that? I can’t find anything that helps.
After some looking I found this, but I can’t find that Line FX which was used:
The result looks pretty close to me.[/quote]
The lines don’t move, only the texture inside them.
The video I posted shows that the effect I was looking for is possible to apply automatically in Toon Boom Harmony without having to copy and paste different frames through the whole scene, maybe a developer knows how it was done?
I cannot remember a week ago it seems. At least it can be determined Andy Powell used more than one effect module type to achieve that result.
“Here’s an example of the new loose traceback line FX I’ve come up with in Toon Boom Harmony. The example is the raw animation, verses the line FX. It uses the raw line data and passes it through some effects modules. Useful for automating the entire process of re-creating the arty boiling linework of independent films”
If Andy Deffen cannot figure out the exact approach Andy Powell used he should be able to find his own way to something similar while experimenting with the suggested ideas. He will have that experience under his belt…actual hands-on experience instead of something handed to you is always good and not a waste of time and effort. But I can certainly appreciate the benefit of not having to reinvent the wheel.
The first one of them is using a turbulence effect. You can easily affect the amount of turbulence applied to the line and this can also vary through time. You will only be able to see the result in render preview mode.
The second method is using a pencil texture and colour-override node. I am also using a peg to offset the texture randomly to give it a more hand drawn feel.
They both give different results, so pick the one you like best. : )"
Whether it helps the OP specifically or not, this is the level of response that helps Toon Boom Harmony shine. Not only does it show what can be done, it shows how it can be done, it shows TB is receptive and interested in the research and construction of solutions addressing user needs.