Animating in Clip Studio: an introduction

Brad Colbow
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I've been playing around with animation the last few months and a couple commenters asked if I used Clip Studio. I hadn't used it for animation until now and it's got some cool things going on.
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Tacomelon Animations
You can now import audio
WankersCramp69 16 days ago
The limited frames is ridiculous.
LIG 23 days ago
Yeah I don't think in devices he said an animation tablet
LIG 23 days ago
See I can't teach myself because I'm 12 so I can't rlly work it
LIG 22 days ago
@ShopkinGirl80 I meant without watching a vid also how old r u Because unless u r 11 then...
ShopkinGirl80 22 days ago
LIG I’m about as old as you and I’ve taught myself how to work it 😂 if you just watch a few videos and work with clip studio you’ll get used to it! 🙂
Sophie Wilson
Sophie Wilson 27 days ago
Thanks for the video ✨🖤 TIME TO PRACTICE
Delilah Stone
Delilah Stone Month ago
Thank you very helpful.
Mecanical Pencils
thank u
Just curious
Just curious 2 months ago
just making this potato nose turn his head is so much fucking work
littleinksheep 3 months ago
I want to use a png I premade but it won't appear in the animation folder or let me change it at all.
Elena Moniaga
Elena Moniaga 4 months ago
great explanation with a good sense of humor XD I wish I had a tutor like you back when I'm in university, won't miss a single of your class
Luce Ayers
Luce Ayers 5 months ago
God this was so helpful👍👍👍👏👏
Kaela Wilson
Kaela Wilson 5 months ago
I have a question about the timeline, as I literally have no experience with animating anything ever. On the bottom, it has a blank white sheet for the first frame, but I can't get it for any after that. Does anyone know how to fix that?
honeypeach 5 months ago
thank you THANK YOU for this, I thought I was doomed to redrawing every single frame with an onion skin, but this really helps me have a way to duplicate certain frames if needed and slightly change them up. great quick beginner video!
Angry Cougar
Angry Cougar 7 months ago
huion... .-.
Tjllr Friends
Tjllr Friends 7 months ago
thanks this was helpful
Whisper Signal
Whisper Signal 7 months ago
@bradcolbow This is my first attempt with animating. Trying to copy what you've done here in the video, but get COMPLETELY LOST during the fast forward bit. I would really like to have a step by step for that. Please and thank you.
LESIOK BB 8 months ago
Love it!
channelofstuff 8 months ago
paying a sub is never a good thing no matter the price. opentoonz + clipstudio paint = greatness.
Chew Arts
Chew Arts 7 months ago
David Santacruz
David Santacruz 9 months ago
anyone know why my animation kind of lingers on my last frame? like if I have a animation with 3 frames it remains on the 3rd for a little bit longer and it's noticeable
Paranoia God
Paranoia God 9 months ago
do a review of clip studio ex with all the new features
Xandros Giga
Xandros Giga 10 months ago
may i know what animation software do you use before?
mqy. j
mqy. j 10 months ago
If you use the same account on pc and iPad, do you need to buy clip studio on both?
MalfuNCTion Culture Technology
I dont think so
lena h
lena h 10 months ago
great video, i was really irritated with it until now
[Icy] 11 months ago
what do I save it as in order for it to play when I open it in my files?
monotsuki 11 months ago
Cc柠檬冻 11 months ago
was that clip studio paint? was it pro? or what?
Lyle deRoulet
Lyle deRoulet 11 months ago
Hi, so how do you get the lil pic of your drawing down in the slider part in the animation folder thingy?
Lanciendugam Year ago
really thanks
pepperkitten Year ago
Very helpful, I had one question though. I couldn't add another frame for some reason without completely messing up the layers and the drawing for the first frame. What should I do
Kay Year ago
Hey, does anyone know how to export the animation gif when it says that the “file is larger than the target”? I’m trying to attach it to an email.
Daniel Juno
Daniel Juno Year ago
Please Help! I'm trying to key bind next and previous frame shortcuts but the shortcut in clip studio hand book does nothing/ doesn't work?
Vesperinox Year ago
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This was very helpful. Thank you very much.
Omnitrix8 Year ago
can we import a picture already drawn and trace it?
Nature Ideas
Nature Ideas Year ago
Good showing
AWAB Year ago
You have to update this video because Clip now has audio, tweening, 2d camera motions now and a graph editor.
anzatzi Month ago
thanks for the update
kizz06 Year ago
Does it come with keyframer?
anzatzi Year ago
great stretchy motion eyes!
Yousif Edits
Yousif Edits Year ago
bro thank you so much i have been looking for how to animate in clip studio i cant tell you how much this helped me thank you so much. btw please sub to my channel
Tina Darestani
Everytime I animate it only shows the first frame when I press play. Plz halp
bear24908 Year ago
Thank you ! Very nice and useful :))
Osiris Cortez
Osiris Cortez Year ago
i dont have the use of work one is mine outdated
OBARI FAN Year ago
frame by frame (or so called straight ahead animation) is kind of basic way to make animation, you can even do it in photoshop (when timeline enable). The true value of making animation in Clip Studio Paint is the light table, you can make some decent In-Between for pose for pose animations through this method.
Metehan Şirin
Metehan Şirin 23 days ago
Hello, can you recommend a good tutorial for light table function? I am quite new to this software and i would like to learn about expanding the visibility of onion skin feature. The onion skin feature only shows one page ahead and behind the current layer here.
Fossil Draws
Fossil Draws Year ago
This. Especially when the art style is more detailed. Anime style hair would be a nightmare.
Hayley Rieder
Hayley Rieder Year ago
Thanks so much! This is so helpful
Sofia Costantini
hi! i have clip studio paint pro, and after I did an animation, how can I save it? I mean, in which format? I only have 'clip studio paint format' 'BMP' 'jpeg' 'PNG' 'tiff' 'targa' !
This response is very late, but I have troubles with CPS, can someone please help me out?
Isobel Year ago
is there a frame limit on CSP? I have subscription to Pro but not EX can I still animate ok?
Brad Colbow
Brad Colbow Year ago
Yes, there is a frame limit on Pro, if you want to do anything more than a few seconds long you will need EX.
GG Year ago
Great video, thanks for checking out the animation feature of Clip Studio Paint pro, I hope it was as good as ex, but it's still a great version of the program and so useful at least for me.
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Kayge Year ago
Please create an Udemy course for animating on Photoshop!!!
Daniel Juno
Daniel Juno Year ago
Clip Studio paint EX is a great program for traditional animators and digital artists
The Extraordinary Tourist (TET)
I have the EX version of Clip Studio and, whilst the animation tools are great it's definnitely targeted at more traditional hand drawn animation - which is too time onsuming for me. I use CrazyTalk Animator 3 for all my 2D animations. I think it's one of the best tools out there for producing motion graphics and Puppet rigged character animation quickly. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on it. Now is a good time to get a free SE version of CTA3 as the company (Reallusion) is running a contest to encourage new users.
Adro2503 Year ago
Hey Brad! Know about any good animation apps on the iPad?
Brad Colbow
Brad Colbow Year ago
I've started looking into animation apps on the iPad. Havn't found much I like yet but hope to do a roundup sometime down the road.
Cam Stephenson
Have ya tried running this on the surface?
Brad Colbow
Brad Colbow Year ago
I havn't tried the animation parts but I have used Clip Studio on the Surface and it's great!
Leo Crampton Dazzara
This on iPad Pro is a BEAST!
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith Year ago
I think you copy and pasted the wrong link in the description. Links to Leonardo drawing app from your last video :D
EDAP Tools
EDAP Tools Year ago
Hey mate, I've been following your hardware and software reviews for a long time, but never thought I'd actually write a comment :) We develop the popular Electric Dog Flanimate Power Tools - a free extensions (plugin) package for character animation. Since you're fairly new to Flash and animation in general, you may find some of my writings useful and might want to give the tools a test drive. flash-powertools.com/ Love your style and the pace of your videos! Wish I could be half as good a presenter as you are :) Keep up the great work, Brad! Nick
maria8069 Year ago
Could you try out the animation feature in Krita??
Woodworking Fangirl
I will never understand how animation software works. That's really a sad fact, I would love to be able to do animations in Clip Studio. I would buy the upgrade to Ex from Pro in an instant. My brain is just not wired for this.
John Scone
John Scone Year ago
Stop doubting yourself. The key to rewiring your brain is good practice and start with the basics of the basics. All the best :)
Will you be exploring CSP animation a bit more for some more tutorials?
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