TVPaint and CelAction work together to create the ultimate bitmap workflow
London, UK (24 March 2010) - CelAction and TVPaint Développement announced today their collaboration to make TVPaint Animation export seamlessly into CelAction2D, allowing users to create bitmap animation faster and more efficiently than ever before.
TVPaint Animation users can now export layered files including animated frames directly into CelAction2D, which uses new tools to automatically rig character models based on the original file. Animators can work in a WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") fashion, secure in the knowledge that their drawings will be kept intact throughout the production process.
"We have always allowed and encouraged our users to utilise the best drawing software available, and now we can provide an even better workflow for bitmap production, using TVPaint's incredible drawing tools to create assets, and then bringing them into CelAction2D for extra power and flexibility," said CelAction's Andy Blazdell. "There are some graphic styles that only work well as bitmaps, so you can't always rely on 3D or vector techniques. CelAction2D and TVPaint Animation work together to make high-quality TV series and feature film production even easier."
"CelAction's focus on streamlined workflow is the perfect match for TVPaint Animation," said Fabrice Debarge of TVPaint Développement. "Now artists are free to create what they want, without having to worry if they are making things too complex for large-scale production."
This is not the first time that CelAction has collaborated with other software companies. In June last year they announced product compatibility with Digital Video's Story Planner Pro, and they continue to promote interoperability between different software vendors, to offer robust, flexible solutions that deliver the best that technology has to offer. By the way, CelAction2D is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
About CelAction Ltd.
London-based CelAction has been providing animation software solutions to the 2D industry for over 10 years, helping to create massively successful award-winning series such as Peppa Pig, Little Princess and Charlie & Lola. Their flagship product, CelAction2D, allows small teams of animators to work on very complicated shows, creating high-quality animation in short
time-frames, in a variety of visual styles.
For more information about CelAction, please visit www.celaction.com.
About TVPaint Développement
TVPaint Développement is a French company that was founded in 1997 by Hervé Adam, following the success of the software TVPaint, created for the Commodore Amiga in 1991. They are currently developing and selling TVP Animation (previously known as Aura, Mirage and TVPaint), the first unified paperless 2D animation production system, used in studios worldwide to make
commercials, TV series and feature films.
For more information about TVPaint Développement, please visit www.tvpaint.com.