Binding Layers to Bones

In this beginner tutorial I go over how to bind layers to a set of bones. This is just one of many ways to use bones in Anime Studio. It should give you a good start if you’re new to the software.

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  3. shellhammergallery says:

    Now that’s better in explaining it the binding of the bones. I hope there is one tutorial program where I can learn to put in manual as on paper figure drawing, scanned it then import to this Anime program and then add binding/bones to my drawing figure.

  4. YouTubeWare says:

    Thanks a lot for the tutorial! :D

  5. karla michelle says:

    please anybody who has team viewer please help me no matter how much i follow the intructions my issue with the bone tool doesnt get fixed and am getting really frostrated please help :C

  6. karla michelle says:

    i need help it only move the bones not the drawing

  7. stewart baker says:

    does this apply to debut??

  8. Joseph Smith says:

    Thx for a easy to follow tutorial

  9. DoubleClickEB says:

    Thanks! I am just getting into animation, and seeing as im 13 I was getting a little frustrated trying to figure out bones on my own. you have been very helpful! Thanks again! :D

  10. AdHominemSociety says:

    Yep, it is:)

  11. SuperLavalampman says:

    Whenever I put the layer into the bone, the character dissapears! Help?

  12. SuperLavalampman says:

    When I move a bone, like the head, the whole body moves wit it. And when I put a bone on the leg, and try to move it, the character flips out sand changes size. Anyway to fix this? I followed the exact steps in the video, and its not working.

  13. Bublecson says:

    Very helpful, thanks, you r best!

  14. LegitToons says:

    Also how do i make it so all bones appear when i click one layer

  15. LegitToons says:

    That wasss SOO helpful

  16. Juan Artiles says:

    ummm… i did a sleeve layer that basically puts the whole arm in one layer… is that wrong?

  17. TheSonTendo says:

    I have my own method for bones, and it’s a lot easier. But, your way is more professional looking.

  18. kuel321 says:

    ….?

  19. Iphonekiller909 says:

    You’re just like Chocolate Rain!

  20. Iphonekiller909 says:

    This is like Chocolate Rain!

  21. kuel321 says:

    You’re Welcome.

  22. dabossman says:

    Awesome worked for me.:) it took some tweeking to make it work right.:) thanks:}

  23. DJPERSON1998able says:

    You rock

  24. zelldot says:

    No, i just tried it because im new to anime studio, and im trying to understand it at the moment, lucky you huh, all it does is link the bone to the whole layer

  25. zelldot says:

    for the bone layer and animation…. yes

  26. Alex Lualdi says:

    In one of his videos he says that for low level animations such as cartoons and animations then Anime Studio is better, but Flash is better for creating Games and coding etc etc, in a way, everything achieved in Anime Studio can be done just as well as Flash, BUT anime Studio is more friendly towards cartoon animations. Atleast I think thats what he was trying to get across

  27. Cronos Alcheim says:

    is there a way to connect a single layer to multiple bones?

  28. deryk moreira says:

    fala muito

  29. winxclubflorarules says:

    im stuck!!! When i try to manipulate it, it only moves the layer i binded it to, it dosent respond to that thing as the parent layer

  30. LARRY MCKENZIE says:

    Hi,try making the arm in at least two pts. and follow the rest of the instructions.Should put u on the right track.

  31. Christian Jeppesen says:

    Hey could you please upload a video or just write to me how to when you has made your body and both arms bind them to the body when putting the bones in the vectors.Because every time i do this only one of the arms stay on the body and the other just fly around.Please help me!

  32. James Cone says:

    Thanks

  33. EzekielShowTV says:

    Me too! I follow the steps perfectly, and when I try and test it, it just rotates the whole image…

  34. OurBrainHurtsALot says:

    @alofish two products in the same market, with similar applications and tools, it would be stupid not to compare them.

  35. MrTJHeaney says:

    for some reason when i test it it screws up and moves the whole drawing.

  36. alofish says:

    u cant compare it each other dont be shit

  37. yunus chishu says:

    mmmm.ok thanks anime studio?

  38. TheLordKacj says:

    I have the same problem ;/

  39. suicaf says:

    I have Anime 8 and I do not have all of the options you have in the tool bar. How do I bind my bones to the layer?

  40. youmi ailita says:

    waw your so cool thank you

  41. frankz00 says:

    I would say in terms of using bones with bitmaps, it’s far easier. And for creating character animation it’s definitely better!

  42. kylemakescartoons says:

    But Toon Boom is better than Anime Studio. It’s just harder to master.

  43. johnbozi says:

    thanks a lot – frame 1 dam it

  44. MsAnu79 says:

    Very helpful. Thank you so much.

  45. MsAnu79 says:

    [..YouTube..] Very helpful. Thank you so much.

  46. drekevans says:

    I have a full drawing of a character and I have it grouped off .. head, upper body, lower body .. n I can’t bone rig

  47. drekevans says:

    [..YouTube..] I have a full drawing of a character and I have it grouped off .. head, upper body, lower body .. n I can’t bone rig

  48. winxrinafanimations says:

    These are helping me so much! I used to animate almost everyday using a really simple program called animationish. I stopped for a while, sadly. But while on my journeys across the loveliness that is youtube, I came across this program. Thank you for your tutorials

  49. [..YouTube..] These are helping me so much! I used to animate almost everyday using a really simple program called animationish. I stopped for a while, sadly. But while on my journeys across the loveliness that is youtube, I came across this program. Thank you for your tutorials

  50. Dysentery182 says:

    awesome closed captioning

  51. Dysentery182 says:

    [..YouTube..] awesome closed captioning

  52. Bart van der Horst says:

    thanks for your instruction. (I hope that bones will become simpler in the future)

  53. [..YouTube..] thanks for your instruction. (I hope that bones will become simpler in the future)

  54. [..YouTube..] thanks for your instruction. (I hope that bones will become simpler in the future)

  55. CoolproductionsXD says:

    Oh dude it totally worked now!!! THXXXXXXXX

  56. [..YouTube..] Oh dude it totally worked now!!! THXXXXXXXX

  57. CoolproductionsXD says:

    Sorry your tutorial didnt work. What did i wrong?

  58. [..YouTube..] Sorry your tutorial didnt work. What did i wrong?

  59. Bruno Braga says:

    best tutorials ever!!!!

  60. Bruno Braga says:

    [..YouTube..] best tutorials ever!!!!

  61. LetsMashItUp says:

    yes it is, in my opinion.

  62. LetsMashItUp says:

    [..YouTube..] yes it is, in my opinion.

  63. CoolproductionsXD says:

    Thx man!!!! YOur the best!!!!! it worked!!

  64. [..YouTube..] Thx man!!!! YOur the best!!!!! it worked!!

  65. Bollalillo says:

    Aight i found out how to set body parts in diffrent layers, but the problem is that the image doesn’t really do anything but move, Is there any special way to make bones on still images?

  66. Bollalillo says:

    [..YouTube..] Aight i found out how to set body parts in diffrent layers, but the problem is that the image doesn’t really do anything but move, Is there any special way to make bones on still images?

  67. Bollalillo says:

    Nice tutorial man, but i have a question. How can i devide arms heads etc when i have a imported image?

  68. Bollalillo says:

    [..YouTube..] Nice tutorial man, but i have a question. How can i devide arms heads etc when i have a imported image?

  69. MrQuinnStudios says:

    All I can say is THANK YOU!

  70. [..YouTube..] All I can say is THANK YOU!

  71. aucaleb2 says:

    and when i hide the body parts, the bones are still visible

  72. aucaleb2 says:

    [..YouTube..] and when i hide the body parts, the bones are still visible

  73. HackerzInc says:

    Toon Boom is the best animation software in the world, Hands down.

  74. HackerzInc says:

    [..YouTube..] Toon Boom is the best animation software in the world, Hands down.

  75. LadyNinjaKagero says:

    This helped me lots, thanks :)

  76. [..YouTube..] This helped me lots, thanks :)

  77. OurBrainHurtsALot says:

    jejeje now I have finally used them both, and I wouldn’t exactly say that there are miles between them, Anime studio is much more useful if you want to make and import cartoons, but the drawing and painting tools in Flash are so much better, so I guess that they’re both complementary softwares at least that is how I use them :)

  78. [..YouTube..] @19kpeti jejeje now I have finally used them both, and I wouldn’t exactly say that there are miles between them, Anime studio is much more useful if you want to make and import cartoons, but the drawing and painting tools in Flash are so much better, so I guess that they’re both complementary softwares at least that is how I use them :)

  79. [..YouTube..] jejeje now I have finally used them both, and I wouldn’t exactly say that there are miles between them, Anime studio is much more useful if you want to make and import cartoons, but the drawing and painting tools in Flash are so much better, so I guess that they’re both complementary softwares at least that is how I use them :)

  80. 19kpeti says:

    you can not compare them… there are miles between them :)

  81. 19kpeti says:

    [..YouTube..] you can not compare them… there are miles between them :)

  82. 19kpeti says:

    [..YouTube..] @OurBrainHurtsALot you can not compare them… there are miles between them :)

  83. mafiso1994 says:

    watch a switch layer tutorial

  84. mafiso1994 says:

    [..YouTube..] watch a switch layer tutorial

  85. mafiso1994 says:

    [..YouTube..] @MrLolfreak21196 watch a switch layer tutorial

  86. MrLolfreak21196 says:

    How would you go about changing facial expressions from one to another, say, like, your eyes changing from a surprised to angry look?

  87. [..YouTube..] How would you go about changing facial expressions from one to another, say, like, your eyes changing from a surprised to angry look?

  88. jasem515 says:

    [..YouTube..] thanks a lot

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  90. EmperialArmy says:

    Good job, by far the best! i like the way you explain things not too fast & not to slow & realy clear thank! Question, how do i get all my parts seperated?

  91. EmperialArmy says:

    [..YouTube..] Good job, by far the best! i like the way you explain things not too fast & not to slow & realy clear thank! Question, how do i get all my parts seperated?

  92. OLAYNX says:

    Thanks. Your tutorial was helpful. Do you know how to edit the characters in the character wizard in anime studio pro 8? I’m not talking about just changing the sizes of body parts but deleting and changing eye color etc

  93. OLAYNX says:

    [..YouTube..] Thanks. Your tutorial was helpful. Do you know how to edit the characters in the character wizard in anime studio pro 8? I’m not talking about just changing the sizes of body parts but deleting and changing eye color etc

  94. rmhALaslam says:

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  95. rmhALaslam says:

    [..YouTube..] شكرا لك انا من متابعيك وانتمنى ان تترجم للعربيه

  96. bedroom58 says:

    [..YouTube..] how do you make your own mouth and sync it? please help!

  97. [..YouTube..] The best, thanks a lot!

  98. [..YouTube..] holy fuck nuts u made my day : O ur th best iv been lokin how to use bones an u jus click an DONE n im like oAo…thts it?? >:D WIN :D anyway ty LOTS c:

  99. [..YouTube..] the fact that it’s called anime studio’s pretty much states it is :P

  100. [..YouTube..] @OurBrainHurtsALot the fact that it’s called anime studio’s pretty much states it is :P

  101. [..YouTube..] @LilredheadComics Thank you for the help,Now I can finally create my own animations,Keep up the good work buddy.

  102. PSPVince says:

    Thanks. No wonder I couldn’t manipulate my bone layer. There should be at least two different layers in a bone layer. :)

  103. PSPVince says:

    [..YouTube..] Thanks. No wonder I couldn’t manipulate my bone layer. There should be at least two different layers in a bone layer. :)

  104. LuiDeca says:

    [..YouTube..] Witch is better? Adobe Flash or Anime Studio?

  105. AmaL PushparaJ says:

    thank u very much, this helped me a lot ! :)

  106. cooperjazz77 says:

    [..YouTube..] thank u very much, this helped me a lot ! :)

  107. OurBrainHurtsALot says:

    So dude just answer me ANSWER ME… Anime Studio is way better than Flash, isn’t it?

  108. [..YouTube..] So dude just answer me ANSWER ME… Anime Studio is way better than Flash, isn’t it?

  109. mattania morris says:

    is it better than flash?

  110. MattaniE says:

    [..YouTube..] is it better than flash?

  111. MohammadAsiri says:

    Dude your channel is the best tutorials channel ever ^_^

  112. [..YouTube..] Dude your channel is the best tutorials channel ever ^_^

  113. [..YouTube..] Ok anime studio is ok i have had use of it and didn’t like it, i use toon boom animate which is much better. And when did you start making more tuts i thought you just mad them for buisness now

  114. Tilah Haken says:

    Dude. Your just a tutorial GOD. You taught me flash,now your teaching me anime studio :) Thankyou :D

  115. [..YouTube..] Dude. Your just a tutorial GOD.You taught me flash,now your teaching me anime studio :) Thankyou :D

  116. [..YouTube..] Great tutorial man. Thanks :)

  117. stochasticwhale says:

    First?

  118. DaShIzNiT445 says:

    [..YouTube..] FIRSTTOCOMMENTBUTTHATDOESN”TREALLYHELPMEINLIFEDOESIT?

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