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Posted by OliPutland - December 8th, 2019

Hi Everyone.

Well this has been a long time in coming. I wanted to take my time moving my stuff over to Newgrounds, but due to COPPA, I've decided to get a move on, and try to move stuff over as quickly as possible. I'm probably going to stay on Youtube as well- I don't think I've got too much to worry about, but I've been meaning to do this for a while, so I'm just getting on with it.

I'm sorry that at the end of these videos it says 'LIKE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE' or some other Youtube-centric stuff- These videos are just lifted from Youtube and put onto here as it is the most efficient thing for me to do as I have to basically sort my life out in a matter of weeks! I massively apologise for this, as I really didn't want to properly start my NewGrounds life with the slight tang of disrespect, but YouTube and the FTC have rather forced our hands rather, so please bear with me while I re-organise my business in this hurried manner!

Over the next few months, I'm going to post some more tutorials- mainly for ToonBoom Harmony, but also for other bits and bobs, as well as finally getting stuck in on some actual animation projects which I've been dying to do for absolutely bloody ages.

I hope you will be kind to this little YouTube immigrant as he makes his long overdue transition to a more kind creative world.




Posted by OliPutland - August 9th, 2019

Cat Class Killgar

A while ago, Harry Partridge (this talented guy that some of you may have heard about), asked me if it would be possible to create a more rigged version of one of his characters, as a kind of experiment. Initially, I was skeptical, but after mucking about with Toon Boom Harmony’s Master Controllers, I was more enthusiastic. I’d previously given them a good workout when I was Lead Rigger on Doctor Who, and once I had fully digested what was capable, I decided to give making a head model a go. Suffice to say that I think both Harry and I were blown away at the results. The frustrating thing about quality 2D animation is that- especially when just one or two people are involved, your ambitions tend to be limited by the quantity of work required. Harry’s work in particular is known for its epic scale, and so even a small amount of automation would benefit his work enormously. But only if it looked just as good as the sort of thing he creates manually. I don’t know how far one can push this technique yet- it’s still early days, but if it allows Starbarians and other shows to get made in a way which allows for more adjustments and more of a work/life balance for those bonkers enough to want to make their own animated epics, then hopefully this is a step in the right direction.

As for Cat Class Pop, this is more of an inspirational series, rather than an educative one- so epic 80’s music with laser lights and neon was absolutely required to fit the mood of Harry’s wonderful creation. Hope you guys like it!