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TVPaint Animation 11
TVPaint Développement has the great pleasure to introduce you to the new features of TVPaint Animation 11 - Professional and Standard Editions.
It took about 18 months to our development team to implement all these new features. We are very proud to list you them below :
A better GUI to enjoy your work
Revisited color scheme and a new icons set
It was time for TVPaint Animation to get a new face. It is done now !
Colors are darker, icons are grey and redesigned : all was made to give a familiar and pleasant look to TVPaint, whatever if you are a long time user or a newcomer.
You prefer clear interfaces ? No problem, if "Orage" (means "storm" in French) does not suit you, a light interface with darker icons is available in preferences.
Various improvements in the Timeline
In order to make the use of TVPaint Animation easier than before, the Timeline has been improved too.
From now, you will find 5 buttons at the bottom left corner :
- "Notes" displays the Timeline for Notes.
- "Sound" displays the space to manage soundtracks.
- "Color Groups" opens a panel dedicated to Color Groups management.
- "Background" allows to change the background display of the drawing space : None, Color or Check.
- "Start Frame" allows to choose the start frame between 0, 1 or the value you prefer.
A new way to manage Color Groups
To make the interface more clear, the old colored squares visible in the Timeline have been withdrawn to let more space to more useful buttons (read above).
Color Groups and their various options have been moved in their very own panel.
Thanks to this panel, you will access more quickly to the various Color Groups' features, such as "Set a Password to protect this Group", "Set this Group (in)visible" or "Hide / Display Groups".
A "Refresh" button is even here to display only the current groups used in your project.
In order to store your textures, your model-sheets and your references, TVPaint Animation 11 integrates an Image Library. Items saved may come from an external file (JPG, TGA, PNG, etc.), from current image (from current layer) or from current display (all layers merged).
The library is embedded in your projects : that way, you are sure you will always use the good references when you opening your TVPaint file. Moreover, if you share your project through the Share Manager (Pro feature only), the library will be sent too.
Layer Preset Manager
Each artist has his own way to work. That's why TVPaint Animation 11 includes now a Layer Preset Manager. This panel allows you to create different layer presets with many options :
- layer type
- color group
Each preset can be named, saved and imported.
For 2K and 4K screens : double TVPaint interface
Our screens (computers, TV, tablets) become more and more powerful and offer now 2K and even 4K definitions !
TVPaint Animation had to follow technology improvements and that's why you can now double (and even triple) the interface size of your favorite software.
Windows menu has been reorganized
Year after year, new features and panels have been added in TVPaint Animation. The old categories were vague and unclear. That's why we reorganized the different panels into new categories :
- Animation (contains assistant panel for animation, such as the Light Table or the Stopwatch)
- Drawing (contains tools that you need when you draw, such as Papers or Line Smoothing)
- Show (to show or hide additional elements, such as Coordinates or Sound)
- FX Tools (to open the FX stack and other FX assistant tools)
Applying colors and texture has never been easier!
A new layer type : CTG layer
TVPaint Animation 11 includes a new layer type that highly simplifies coloring and texturing process : it is named Color & Texture Generator layer (aka CTG layer).
This layer can apply colors and textures, depending on one or several sources of your choice. These flat colors do not let any blank (they fill the whole shape) and are 100% opaque (which is necessary for the compositing process).
Using a powerful algorithm,this CTG layer does not care to know if your lines are closed or not. You can even color sketched animations, without worrying about ink and clean.