I recently got involved with 2d animation and im on a quest to find the "all in one 2d animation software".I've used Toon Boom Studio so far, and its good to make your basic animated sketches but when it comes to painting and effects,it doesn't seem to cut it through for me.I am not saying that i'm a specialist or something,i'm still at the basics, but i have a goal and this software doesn't seem to help it. My goal is to make a totally pro looking 2d feature film almost totally on my own, i am also a sound engineer,composer and i want to make the animation, the music, the sound design and some of the V.O's for the characters.I'm used to working until the morning hours, so hard work wont be a problem, although i figure it will take a lot.. of time to finish.
What i was wondering by watching cartoons is, in what software do they
use special effects,such as particle effects,liquify filters and so on.
at the beginning i figured that they did it in after effects or something,
but then i saw 2d animated characters above the effects layers also combining with the painted backgrounds,such as light waves on a river.
And also about combining 3d with 2d, will the animation be exported and thrown in 3ds max or something?
I've spent endless hours in Google, trying to find out how all this is done
and if there's a software that does it all,but i got no where.
Can a single software work for a full 2d animation production?
I've always wondered how a full digital production works specially for low budget films but the info for 2d animation on the web is very limited
as i've seen so far.
Any help would be appreciated greatly.