OpenToonz News: New FREE animation software is out now - Goodbye OpenToonz? Hello Tahoma


In this video I show you the new FREE animation software, Tahoma. It's based on the OpenToonz code base with lots of improvements to make this, my go-to choice for animation and stop motion software. In this video I give a quick start guide and comparison to OpenToonz.

00:00 Tahoma
01:17 Download & run Tahoma
02:10 Creating a new project & scene
03:28 The layout, new theme & docking panels
05:14 The rooms
06:50 The Viewer (the main drawing area )
07:34 The timeline - horizontal and vertical (xsheet)
08:16 Add a drawing level to draw on
09:53 Add and edit colours
11:27 Start drawing with the brush tool
12:14 New drawing assistant modifiers - for straight lines
13:19 Miscellaneous: inc. Rendering to a file & FPS warning
15:18 Conclusion; Goodbye to OpenToonz?

Download Tahoma here:

Note, if Windows Defender shows you a warning, just click the More Info link, then you will see a button labelled Run Anyway. Click that and you're away ! It'll only ask this question the first time.

Want to learn more about OpenToonz? Check out my Udemy course.
A complete guide to OpenToonz for traditional 2D animation:

Getting started with OpenToonz:
A walkthrough of how to animate a ball bounce with OpenToonz:
The MultiArc option in the geometry tool:

All my OpenToonz tutorials:


Want to learn more about OpenToonz? Check out my Udemy course.
A complete guide to 2D animation with OpenToonz:

If you liked what you saw and want to help out, you can buy me a coffee or a Darren Tea ;-)

Check out useful OpenToonz-companion software you can download or purchase:

The kit I use and recommendations of useful books:


For help setting up and using OpenToonz, chat with animators & developers and enter animation challenges.




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