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April 12th, 2016

Another OpenToonz Tutorial Video

The Video Screening Room

The studio quality 2D animation software, OpenToonz, which was recently open sourced continues to find adopters. Luckily for those trying to figure out how to use it, there are plenty of videos.

OpenToonz was released as open source less than a month ago and the quality of tutorials for it on YouTube continues growing. I was especially pleased to run across a series of tutorials created by Alon Dan, who has a Patreon account to fund further tutorial creation. I learned a lot watching this tutorial – OpenToonz Painting Tricks and Color Model.

Here’s a useful tip: To keep track of all new OpenToonz videos on YouTube, search YouTube for OpenToonz and then filter by “This Week” (or by “Today”) — as shown by the red arrow in this screen shot.

OpenToonz YouTube screenshot

Lastly, five no-cost steps for supporting Alon’s tutorial videos are:

1. Subscribe to his Twitter feed.
2. Subscribe to his YouTube channel.
3. Rate the YouTube videos of his you like.
4. Leave a supportive comment on the videos you like.
5. Retweet his OpenToonz tweets (and other tweets of his that resonate with you).

I’ll be doing the above and also contributing to his Patreon account. Keep in mind that the number of Patreon supporters he has matters as much as how much is contributed, so if you’d like to make just a small contribution each month, that can mean a lot to him too.

For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, Opensource.com and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at pshapiro@his.com.

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