WELCOME TO HELIOS. AN ALTERNATE WAY TO DO 2D ANIMATION.
This is a preview of HELIOS, a new animation system created by us, in response to today’s production demands.
Helios is a custom-made Toon Boom Harmony module that allows to rotate a 2D character in real time in any angle on a 360 sphere . It also controls every facial feature of said character:
Helios is not something that you can just reproduce in Toon Boom, but a very sophisticated plugin with thousands of lines of code.
It has the potential of speeding the animation process 5 to 8 times, according to our calculations, in between other conveniences.
We are pending a test for the Oculus with 2D characters.True classical toons.
We chose Mrs Brisby for being a classic character, to give us a challenge of maximal difficulty. What you are seeing here is 95% complete, minus a few patches.We are aware of slight breaks in the character, this is the first ever Helios construction and thus, we are are still testing the limits of the system and figuring the pipeline out.
This month I’ve been experimenting with new colour pallets, watercolour technique, and oil pastels. Really trying to step outside my artistic comfort zone and focus on technique rather than the finished product.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” -Martha Graham