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Toon Boom and Intel Integrated Graphics

November 29, 2012

This year, Intel released Ivy Bridge. This offered fans of Toon Boom animation improved graphics performance. The big issue for Toon Boom Animate Pro and Harmony is video graphics. If your video card is inadequate, the programs will run badly or not at all, meaning they crash. This creates problems. Windows Tablet PC’s all tend […]

Harmony 10 is now 64-bit. Should you care?

August 17, 2012

Last year, I made an animation for CES about Steve Ballmer. Using all of the 3D features of Harmony 9, I added a stage, characters, and background. I also added rows and rows of people. The goal was to recreate the “drama” of the big event before making fun of it all. As the scene […]

Toon Boom Demonstrates “Doodle” at CES

January 13, 2012

Toon Boom is promoting “Doodle.” “Doodle” is a cool animation program for kids and will allow anyone to make sophisticated animations that can be shared on YouTube, Facebook and others. The folks at Toon Boom were at CES this week and gave us a demo of their product.

CES 2012: Improving Life For Those with Dementia

January 12, 2012

CES is not all about cool new televisions, laptops, and smart phones. One of the more fascinating sections of CES deals with Robotics. Last year, I discovered a company which is using robotics to address a serious healthcare problem: Agitation and anxiety in the elderly who suffer from dementia. When faced with an agitated patient […]

What is CES?

January 8, 2012

CES is the Consumer Electronics Show. It is the place where innovations from all over the world in the field of consumer electronics are gathered and promoted. It is not a gigantic version of BestBuy. It is a place where companies like BestBuy come to see what is new. Nothing, theoretically, is for sale here. […]

More CES Animations!

January 1, 2012

Our animated team is covering CES 2012! Ultrabooks are here and they are getting dangerous! Check out this CES animated coverage: The newest tablet! It’s called “The Tablee!” See it in this short comical clean animation making fun of the tablet competition.

CES 2012 Approaching: Animated Show Begins!

December 11, 2011

CES 2012 is approaching and the hype is accelerating. Of course, I will be attending and making fun of the experience. To get an early start, I created several animations and updated some old ones. The software used: Toon Boom’s ANIMATE PRO and HARMONY. Number of animators: One. Just me. Harmony allowed some extra effects […]

Fear of “The Learning Curve”

October 2, 2011

When talking with animators or potential users of Toon Boom software, the learning curve is always the great fear. Learning new software is difficult, time consuming and potentially frustrating. I became a Toon Boom Studio user way back in 2003. How in the world would my middle aged brain pick up a totally new program? […]

The Thirty Second Club – My entry for September 2011

September 11, 2011

Here’s the deal: It’s called “The 11-Second Club” (http://www.11secondclub.com/)and every month, they post 11-seconds of audio from a movie. You then have one month to make an animation to match the audio. The posted animations are then voted on to see who wins. In my animation, an older doctor counsels a younger doctor….

The 11 Second Club Contest

September 3, 2011

An extremely cool monthly contest, “The 11 Second Club,” gives you an 11 second audio clip and holds a contest to see who can create the best animation. This past month, the winning entry was traditional 2D in the style of Disney. This was a bit unusual. 3D models and animation tend to dominate the […]