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Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by Animark » 18 Dec 2009, 12:35

Hey, today two of my students told me about a funny function they discovered while using TVPaint:

Create some empty frames (maybe 10) on a layer. Press control and spacebar at the same time, hold them and start to draw. While drawing the timeline plays and some pieces of the line will follow your cursor. It is strange and funny and it don't makes really sense. The students asked me if this is a special hidden feature or an easter egg?

Try it out.
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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by Elodie » 18 Dec 2009, 12:58

No, it exists since a long time (and it's not necessary to press the space board, only the ctrl is sufficient :D )

It's use full when you want to quickly draw some fireflies : :mrgreen:
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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by ZigOtto » 18 Dec 2009, 21:57

and you can enable/disable this function in the Preference panel .
8)

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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by Animark » 18 Dec 2009, 22:19

Every TVPaint day brings something new :D. Now I am thinking about the motivation for this feature, when it was implemented some time ago. Yes, fireflies, ok. :-) My students talked about how to animate a group of ants very fast. I had some fun while playing with this stroke animator and different brushes. What was the idea behind this? Is the idea finished, or maybe stopped half ways? I think, I like it, even if I don't catch the deeper meaning of it - this time.
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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by Hervé » 19 Dec 2009, 08:33

Animark wrote:Every TVPaint day brings something new :D. Now I am thinking about the motivation for this feature, when it was implemented some time ago.
The idea come from an old Deluxe paint feature: http://www.tvpaint.com/forum/viewtopic. ... int#p12569" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by Sierra Rose » 20 Dec 2009, 00:56

I always loved this feature in DP and am so glad it is in TVP...thanks.
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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by sharkcellar » 06 Jul 2010, 05:48

I just discovered this! Wow. This will be very useful when I want to quickly map out a motion template for an insect, flying machine, fire, fluid, etc. Very nice indeed!

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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by kariP » 23 Jul 2010, 07:53

ZigOtto wrote:and you can enable/disable this function in the Preference panel .
8)
What's the name of this function? I'd like to do just this, but don't know what it's called.. :roll:
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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by ematecki » 23 Jul 2010, 08:02

The best way to learn a new program is to touch the buttons you don't know what they are for :)

It's called "Stroke Animator.......CTRL"
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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by kariP » 23 Jul 2010, 08:15

Whoops, it was right there in the first page. :oops: I was trying to search it from the keyboard shortcuts..

Thank you!
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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by Elodie » 23 Jul 2010, 08:18

No problem =)

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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by toonybrain » 09 Aug 2010, 13:38

Elodie, I like those fireflies! Now I've got to think up a project where I can use some fireflies ("lightening bugs"). :D

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Re: Funny Function Discovered :-)

Post by Elodie » 09 Aug 2010, 13:42

I'm glad to know that I gave you such an idea :mrgreen:

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