How To Create Loops For Animated Effects By Using Straight-ahead Animation

Tracy Strong brilliantly shows how to use Harmony’s Cycles to create effects using the straight-ahead animation method.

The creative minds at Onion Skin recently posted an excerpt from their live stream with animator, Tracy Strong. The clip shows how to create animated loops that don’t have too much concern for the beginning or end of your clips!

Tracy shows how she “lazily” makes animated effects in ToonBoom Harmony using some of the built-in cycles, but this could theoretically work on paper too.

I have to admit one of the best parts about this is watching Onion Skin finally realize what Tracy has been doing. It’s brilliant, clever and a must-watch!

This quote from Tracy is so true. She says, “It’s all straight ahead and forever!”