Yep! Keys can also be breakdowns, or anything that defines the motion of your animation.
Hm! If it works with everything ELSE then it might be a case of just making sure the brushes you’re using have pressure sensitivity turned on? In the tool panel where you control the size, the lil box next to it should have a P in it, for Pressure. If not, click and hold on it to bring up the drop down menu and go to pressure. You’ll see that if there’s a C there then it was set to None, meaning no pressure sensitivity!
Other than that the only other thing I can think of that causes people headaches sometimes is if Paper is turned on, which can give you a nice texture but can also be super confusing if you don’t realize it’s turned on. The toggle for this is right here:
I hope that helps!
I prefer pencil brushes and even the airbrush tool for doing lines! You can get some really textured ones, and if you work with a big enough canvas you can get your lines looking pretty sharp. I cleaned up this lil animation with an airbrush with these settings for example:
I’m afraid I haven’t used it at all in TVP! I have no idea how it works, sorry!!
There’s no quick n simple way to import Photoshop brushes; you can import PS files though! If you make a PS file with a bunch of different brush marks then bring it into TVP, you can create brushes from that and play around with the settings til you get something close. To create a brush, check out my post here: http://tvpaintanimation.tumblr.com/post/14888081537/hiyo-this-blog-made-me-wanna-give-tvpaint-a-try-but-i
And as for a brush library, I highly recommend using a custom panel! I can’t work in TVP without one, I go into it here under Brushes: http://tvpaintanimation.tumblr.com/post/11543208193/tvpaint-basics
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!
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:
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 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.
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!