Hi! thanks for this blog, its been a great help! I don't know if it has already been ask but, do you know if there is anyway to import photoshop brushes? if not, is there a tvp brush library or something?
Do you know where I can download TVPaint for mac?
It says it’s available for Mac on the website, if you’re looking for anywhere else to download it by other means then I’m afraid I can’t help you!
hej! i got a question,whenever i animate past the 100 frame mark the save then close the tvpaint program,when i come back to open it up all the frames are compressed and small,then i added a few frames then closed it again. when i got back the frames were even smaller,i couldn't even see the single frames and then i tried to make them more visible but i couldn't find a way to,got any clues??
Ah, yeah that’s nothing to worry about! TVP is just automatically reframing your timeline to fit the window. All you have to do to make the individual frames visible again is just click and drag on the Z to zoom in and out in your timeline here:
Hello there! So i am very new at TVPaint and I'm very thankful for this blog here! I'm trying to export a short walk cycle gif, but whenever I try to upload it, it looks really choppy. I turned it into a TIFF and now i see that when its exporting it, it cuts out like a bunch of frames. I've already tried making it smaller in size, but it doesnt work. Any advice?
Hm, I’m not sure what could be causing that! I use these options and they have always worked for me:
When I’m uploading a gif though I always bring it into Photoshop for adjustments and mostly to bring the filesize down to an uploadable size haha. But messing with the framerate in PS is tricky, if you’re doin that then I can try and help you out further! Otherwise I hope you find your answer here! c:
I need serious help understanding the mutiplane FX, ive figured out the general camera movement, but im lost on multiplane and cant find a tutorial anywhere. Hoping you can help with resources.
I honestly never use the multiplane camera in TVPaint; I understand it’s gotten better in more recent versions but unfortunately I use 8.5 which doesn’t have the most quality camera options. I find it so much easier to just import everything into After Effects and make camera moves in there but I realize not everyone has access to AE, so I’ll just point you to the best tutorial I know which is just the user manuel! http://www.tvpaint.com/v2/content/article/downloads/manual.php I’m pretty sure what you need is explained in there somewhere. Sorry I can’t be more help.
Animating on 2's would be to keep the drawings exposed for 2 frames according to Eric Goldberg and other 2d animation teachers. But according Richard Williams, animator survival kit he says something like animating on 2s or 14s would be to have 14 drawings. You thoughts.?
Gonna be honest here and say that I don’t actually own that book so I can’t look up what you’re referencing, but yes animating on twos means exactly what you said. There are 24 frames in a second for traditional animation and animating on twos means that there are 12 drawings for each second. Not sure where the number 14 comes in!
Hi, sorry to ask but I'd like to know, is it possible to audio scrub in TVPaint?
Yep! Once you load the sound you should be able to see the soundwaves at the bottom of your timeline and you’ll be able to hear each frame as you scrub through your animation.
Hey, when your using software to do your animations do you do the, roughs as constructions, like in basic shapes or gesture drawings.
A little of both! It’s important when you’re first getting into animation to learn the basics and get a feel for timing and spacing through basic construction shapes, then adding details on top of that later. When you do rough gestures instead of basic shapes, it’s a lot easier to lose volume or go off model. But for me, I need to get a bit of a gesture in there to carve out the emotion and motivation of the character I’m working on. Like, don’t just have a character jump, have a beat of them look up to where they’re about to jump to! Get some emotion in there, like maybe they’re nervous or super confident or whatever. That sorta stuff I like to build into my roughs.
It’s easy to get lost in the details but you also need to get some strong main poses in there too. So yeah for me, I do a mixture of both. I get the main poses figured out as roughly defined gestures and everything inbetween is a huge mess of the biggest masses figuring their way around getting to those poses with as much weight as I can give em.
That’s just me though haha, lots of people may disagree and be all CONSTRUCTION SHAPES ALL THE WAY, simplifyyyy. And then there’s the 3D people who just spline right form the start like, how do you even do that???? But people make amazing animation that way, so!! That’s why practice is so important, you have to find what works for you.
I hope that answered your question?
Hey again, I'm sorry to keep bothering you, I'm just a little confused at the moment. I think this program is beginning to make more sense now, the more I'm using it, but I think I'm misunderstanding something fundamental, and it's causing confusion.. I'm making an animatic to a soundtrack. I've been using the little tab within the Project view called "Select Timeline View" to move the clips to the music.But then I found out that each Project clip can actually have animations inside of them, so
I started to do that. And now I’m realizing that when I change the duration of clips within each scene, It changes how long the scene holds in the Timeline view. How do I time the animations within each scene to the music? Because it looks like I can only time the animatic to music in the project timeline view. There’s no sound once I click into the individual clips, preventing me from accurately timing things. Maybe my workflow is too complicated than it needs to be?
It sounds to me like this is a feature of the newer versions of TVPaint which I am unfortunately not familiar with! So I don’t know how to go about any kind of workflow using it… The version I use doesn’t have an option to make little scenes within one big project. The way I do it without it is I just make one big animatic, then splice it up and create a new file for each separate scene with the imported animatic scene and section of sound and work on em like that. I’m sure there’s a way to do it easier but I’m afraid I can’t be much help here!
I know you said it doesn’t play the sound within the scenes but can you put new sound in? Once the animatic is all timed out maybe you can splice up your sound file and put it in each scene?