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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Apr 30, 2018

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Egg Dadd
Egg Dadd 14 days ago
God this was so helpful👍👍👍👏👏
Kaela Wilson
Kaela Wilson 21 day 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 24 days 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!
Animatronic3 08
Animatronic3 08 2 months ago
huion... .-.
Tjllr Friends
Tjllr Friends 2 months ago
thanks this was helpful
Whisper Signal
Whisper Signal 2 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.
Jewel Broussard
Jewel Broussard 2 months ago
Whisper Signal agreed I really hate when they fast forward It’s like, why do you think I came to the video...to sit down and learn...not complain that it’s too long 🙄
LESIOK BB 3 months ago
Love it!
channelofstuff 3 months ago
paying a sub is never a good thing no matter the price. opentoonz + clipstudio paint = greatness.
Chew Arts
Chew Arts 2 months ago
David Santacruz
David Santacruz 4 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 4 months ago
do a review of clip studio ex with all the new features
Xandros Giga
Xandros Giga 5 months ago
may i know what animation software do you use before?
mqy. j
mqy. j 5 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
Selena I Hilton
Selena I Hilton 5 months ago
great video, i was really irritated with it until now
[Icy] 6 months ago
what do I save it as in order for it to play when I open it in my files?
monotsuki 6 months ago
雨梦瑶 6 months ago
was that clip studio paint? was it pro? or what?
Lyle deRoulet
Lyle deRoulet 6 months ago
Hi, so how do you get the lil pic of your drawing down in the slider part in the animation folder thingy?
L'ancien du Gaming
L'ancien du Gaming 6 months ago
really thanks
pepperkitten :3
pepperkitten :3 7 months 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
Aaron Burrdie
Aaron Burrdie 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago
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This was very helpful. Thank you very much.
Omnitrix8 8 months ago
can we import a picture already drawn and trace it?
Nature Ideas
Nature Ideas 8 months ago
Good showing
Art with Amar B
Art with Amar B 8 months ago
You have to update this video because Clip now has audio, tweening, 2d camera motions now and a graph editor.
kizz06 8 months ago
Does it come with keyframer?
anzatzi 8 months ago
great stretchy motion eyes!
Yousif Edits
Yousif Edits 8 months 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
Tina Darestani 9 months ago
Everytime I animate it only shows the first frame when I press play. Plz halp
bear24908 9 months ago
Thank you ! Very nice and useful :))
Osiris Cortez
Osiris Cortez 10 months ago
i dont have the use of work one is mine outdated
OBARI FAN 10 months 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.
Fossil Draws
Fossil Draws 8 months ago
This. Especially when the art style is more detailed. Anime style hair would be a nightmare.
Hayley Rieder
Hayley Rieder 11 months ago
Thanks so much! This is so helpful
Sofia Costantini
Sofia Costantini 11 months ago
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.
joseph's daughter's son
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?
Eric Duchesnes
Hi Brad ! Thanks for this little test but... the link you provide in the description of this video is for... Leonardo !.. that's not the right software to do animation ! " clipstudio.net " is the place to go to find the right software from Celsys or Smith Micro Software... And, Yes Clip Studio Paint EX is a very good software ! 👍 ... Glad that you show some interest in animation and I think many viewers on your channel will enjoy to watch your little scenes as I will ! Keep on the good work, it's a pleasure to have some news from you ! 🙋‍♂️
Aidan Wilson
Aidan Wilson Year ago
Sweet, I just saw Autodesk sketchbook is being released for free now and am wondering if you have thoughts about that program?
Crazy Crafter
Crazy Crafter Year ago
Hi, I’ve been creating images in Procreate on my iPad and then uploading them into adobe illustrator and using the image trace to convert them into vectors. I then save them as Ai format, but I’ve been told that they are still not true vector graphics. Am I missing something?
Romomade Year ago
Hey I love your videos! They’re really helpful and entertaining! Keep up the great work!
Phillip Norwood
Great video. You might want to check out Rough Animator at www.roughanimator.com/ Very inexpensive and you can import audio.
Zen Guitar Studio
@brad colbow why is this app even necessary? why not just use Adobe???
Commenter839 Year ago
Zen Guitar Studio I personally use this because Adobe is far, FAR, out of my measly unemployed high schooler budget. I got EX on Amazon for $30 (it was out of stock when I ordered hence why the price was so low), and Adobe currently doesn't have anything special that I don't already use on CSP.
Phaidon Year ago
Zen Guitar Studio this is a lot cheaper though.
Rae Badding's
Rae Badding's Year ago
Zen Guitar Studio some people can’t afford adobe
Brad Colbow
Brad Colbow Year ago
For me it's not necessary I just like messing with new software and new features.
Madchen Craig
Madchen Craig Year ago
Do you have any drawing tip videos? I’m new to digital art and I have so much to learn and would love to start animations sometimes
mick seegobin
mick seegobin Year ago
Hey Brad, you need to try toon boom harmony. The drawing and rigging tools are amazing. Great videos keep them coming.
WillyToons Year ago
I use Clip Studio to make my animations on both Windows and iPad, it's very cool. I just wish it allows for importing audio and video so that I could rotoscope.
Dimi Arts
Dimi Arts 8 months ago
@Malylia yup audia is now added
Malylia 8 months ago
They just released a new update for it. It now supports audio and they added a camera.
TeTe Yaw
TeTe Yaw Year ago
plz sir, do more animation
TeTe Yaw
TeTe Yaw Year ago
Thank you so much and I am waiting for the next animation video, Adobe animate CC has great power for animation, Also, there are apps on ipad that you can review for animation
Brad Colbow
Brad Colbow Year ago
BackToSquare1 Year ago
Can't wait to squash and skew
The Art of Creation
Hey brad, could you please make a list of the specs your computers have?
Papertoy Pi
Papertoy Pi Year ago
Is a good frame by frame software
Chew Arts
Chew Arts 2 months ago
I personally think so. It's personally my go to digital art program. But it's quite expensive. The PRO ver. (Less options) is ≈$50 and the EX ver. (Amazing full thing) is ≈$200
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