question on something simple

Greetings all, I have a question about toonboom studio. This may seem elementary but i can not figure out how to do it. I created a new project in toon boom and i drew a simple cloud on one side of the screen. Can anyone explain step by step how i can make the cloud slowly drift from one side to the other? I saw a tutorial on the toonboom homepage where the animator used the transform tool to move a clipart airplace across the screen. However ive followed the steps exaclty and can not get it to work. Any suggestions? thanks :slight_smile:

Well, if you’re talking about the Tutorial “Animating Elements”

http://www.toonboomstudio.com/products/toonBoomStudio/demo/demo.php?movie=elements

This Tutorial explains it all very nicely - please watch it very closely.
Just replace the plane with your hand-drawn cloud.
Are you using the “Camera View” for your animation ?

If you don’t have Toon Boom Studio 3.5, attach your cloud to a peg, and just move this peg
around in the same way as explained in the above tutorial.

Otherwise you’ll find very interesting information here:

http://www.tallgrassradio.com/tgr0015.htm

http://www.toonboom.com/support/forums/toonBoomStudio/index.php?board=7;action=display;threadid=2631

Cheers
Nolan

I can NOT believe it. It was the camera view thing that was tripping me up. Thank you sooooo much for your help. Ive been trying to animate this cloud for a week now! thanks again :slight_smile: im sure ill have another question soon enough :slight_smile:

I recommend that you look at this series of articles on KEY FRAMED ANIMATION which should give you a big head start on using TBS. And of course visit the Toon Boom Studio Wiki for more information too, plus keep asking questions here on the forums. -JK