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History

Everything started with Herve ADAM, who was a student at the Academie of Arts of Metz, where his outstanding skills in the computer field led him to discover a lack of graphic tools on the market. Consequently he started to develop the first 32-bit paint software for the Amiga in 1991, called TVPaint! As the market for graphics software has evolved, several upgrades as well as new versions have been released since.

February 2015 : TVPaint Animation 11

TVPaint Animation 11

In February 2015 – and after a year and half of hard work – TVPaint Développement releases the 11th version of its technology. It offers great improvements and new tools such as :

• Color and texturing engine thanks to "Color and Texture to Generate" layers (aka CTG) : this is the biggest change added in TVPaint Animation 11 Professional Edition. Create colour libraries, give them a name, track colour area with textures. It's a full layer engine dedicated to make the colouring and texturing processes faster and easier than before.
• 2 new texturing FX : "Brush Spreading" and "Inlay Texture", to make great textures (depending on the shape) in a few click.
• A Warp tool based on the technology "as rigid as possible", which allows to distort, stretch and bend your drawings. It also allows you to imitate cut-out animation.
• Guidelines to draw lines, ellipses, perspectives with vanishing points, image guides, etc.
• A library, to stock images, references or model-sheets.
• The Flips panel : configure your flips in the exact way you like (between images, instances, marked images, etc.) with the shortcuts your want.
• Auto Break and Auto Create Frame are now layer depending.
• Layer Preset Manager : manage different preset kinds to create your layers with specific configuration.
• An Eraser tool is available (but don't worry, colour mode “Erase” is still here as well).
• A chromatic wheel.
• New interface, with darker colour scheme and pretty icons.
• The Windows top menu is re-organized to help newcomers to find what they are looking for.
• Improved Line smoothing options ! Now, you have the choice between 2 modes : "average" or "pulled string". Plus, it has its own panel and its own icon on the Main Panel.
• Standard Edition can run on Linux.
• Scale system to make TVPaint more comfortable on 4K screens.
• Proxy is now 25 % faster (ideal for HD projects).
• Coordinates for the Out of Pegs are available in the Light Table.
• Tint mode available in the Light Table (vey useful if you animate filled shapes)
• Anti aliasing available on any filling shapes.
• Auto save.
• Storyboard publishing compatible with Flix (The Foundry©).
• Drag and Drop images within the timeline has been improved.
• New information can be displayed when exporting your project.

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August 2013 : TVPaint Animation 10.5

In August 2013, TVPaint Développement releases the 10.5 version, an important update of the 10 version.

This update contains new great features, such as :
• The share manager ;
• An alarm to remind you to save your project ;
• A new compression mode for your TVPaint files (lighter, but the same quality!);
• The possibility to link sound tracks and custom panels to you TVPaint project ;
• The option "Fill inside", for an easier coloring ;
• The custom brushes' parameter "Projection" ;
• Four new FX : "Line colorize", "Tint replacer", "Color replacer" and "Expand" ;
• The improvement of the "Bin" tab in the color palette ;
• The tool "Zoom in zone" ;
• The custom panel "Tutorial recorder"

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December 2011 : TVPaint Animation 10

TVPaint Animation 10

In December 2011 the 10th version of the TVPaint technology is released, in Standard and Professional Editions.

This new version proposes new and innovative features, such as :
• creating automatically new instances when drawing in an “empty” space of the timeline
• groups are now available for clips and soundtracks
• 64 bits versions for Windows and Linux
• new Tool Bin
• new drawing mode for custom brushes for rotoscopying with a painting effect
• an image marker
• possibility to name an instance
• brushes history
• actions history
• line smoothing
• select images and inster / copy / drag them anywhere in the timeline
• graphical improvement of the interface (buttons, FX stack, layer stack, export panel, menus' reorganization...)

Click here to know in detail what is new in TVPaint Animation 10.

September 2009 : TVPaint Animation 9.5

In September 2009 TVPaint Developpement released TVPaint Animation 9.5 Standard & Professional Edition.

Among all the new features available, we may mention :

*The project tab became a storyboard tool
*The camera tool
*The smear mode
*The new transform tool
*The peg holes tracker
*Some panels have changed

Go to the What's New page to have more details.

Jully 2008: TVPaint Animation 9

TVPaint Animation 9.0 Standard Edition
TVPaint Animation 9.0 Professional Edition

In July 2008, TVPaint Developpement released TVPaint Animation 9 Standard & Professional Edition.

The main improvements of the 9 version are:

* the layer blending modes
* the Panel Bin feature
* the Rooms system
* the TimeLine Notes
* the TVPX format
* the Audio Multi Tracks
* the Drawing Recorder

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June 2007: TVPaint Animation 8.5

In June 2007, TVPaint Developpement released TVPaint Animation 8.5 Standard & Professional Edition. This version is a major free update of TVPaint Animation 8.0 based on the TVPaint Technology 8.5.

The main improvements of the 8.5 version are:

* an instance system allowing you to easily time your animation!
* profiles on tool's connection for a custom behavior!
* new customizable interface look!

December 2006: TVPaint Animation 8.1 Professional Edition

TVPaint Animation 8.0 Professional Edition In December 2006, TVPaint Developpement released TVPaint Animation 8.1 Professional Edition, second software based on the TVPaint Technology 8.1.

In addition to the features of the Standard Edition, this version benefits of an XSheet System allowing you to make your lip-sync and of a lot of video functionalities.

June 2006: TVPaint Animation 8.1 Standard Edition

TVPaint Animation 8.0 Standard Edition In June 2006, TVPaint Developpement released the first software based on the TVPaint Technology 8.1: TVPaint Animation Standard Edition. This version is dedicated for animators and allow them to create an animation from scratch to the end.

The main improvements of this version are:

* a fully support to the new Mac Intel,
* a rotative canvas like on a real drawing table!
* new drawing tools behavior,
* new special effects for saving time to the animators, etc...

2005: 3 new Casablanca Products

During the year 2005, TVPaint Developpement reinforce its collaboration with MacroSystem by releasing 3 new products for the Casablanca video system:

* a Filter Pack,
* the Object Tracer,
* the 3D Titler Deluxe.

These 3 modules are developed by TVPaint Developpement and sold by MacroSystem.

July 2005: Mirage 1.5

Mirage 1.5 In July 2005, TVPaint Developpement released Mirage 1.5, based on the TVPaint Technology 7.5. This version is a major update of Mirage 1.2.

The main improvements of the 7.5 version are:

* 2 new languages: German and Spanish,
* new special effects like Color Replacer,
* a customizable interface,
* scanners with paper feeders support.

This version is developed by TVPaint Developpement and distributed in America by Bauhaus Software.

2004: CBPaint 1.0

CBPaint During the year 2004, TVPaint Developpement signed a new partnership with MacroSystem. From this collaboration is born CBPaint, the first video paint addon based on the TVPaint Technology 7.2 for the Casablanca video system.

This version is developed by TVPaint Developpement and sold by MacroSystem.

2004: Mirage 1.2

In 2004, TVPaint Developpement released the first free update for Mirage 1.0 based on the TVPaint Technology 7.2: Mirage 1.2.

The main improvements are:

* a RotoTracker for rotoscoping,
* an improved particles engine,
* MP3 audio files support,
* 4GB+ of RAM support,
* BlueFish and DPS card (by plug-ins) support,
* French Language support.

This version is developed by TVPaint Developpement and distributed in America by Bauhaus Software.

2003: Mirage 1.0

Mirage 1.0 In 2003, TVPaint Developpement released its new CG and video effect software sold as Mirage. This version is the first based on the TVPaint Technology 7.0.

The main improvements are:

* a Light Table allowing you to see the previous and following images when drawing,
* a Volumetric Lights,
* a FX stack allowing you to add many effects on one project and applying them in one time!
* Mac OS X support.

This version is developed by TVPaint Developpement and distributed in America by Bauhaus Software.

2003: Aura 2.5b

In 2003, TVPaint Developpement released a minor update for Aura 2. This added the possibility to import LightWave unwrap mesh (UV, Planar, etc...) from an object over a project for drawing texture.

This version is developed by TVPaint Developpement and distributed in America by Newtek.

2002: Aura 2 VideoToaster

In 2002, TVPaint Developpement released a second special version of Aura 2.5: Aura 2 VideoToaster. This is an upgrade to Aura VideoToaster based on the TVPaint Technology 6.5.

2002: Aura DV Clay

Aura DV Clay In 2002, TVPaint Developpement released a special version of Aura 1.0 for young japanese based on the TVPaint Technology 5.5: Aura DV Clay. The package made only for the Japanese market included:

* an improved version of Aura 1.0,
* DV support and capture,
* storyboard printing,
* 6 modelling clays.

This version is developed by TVPaint Developpement and distributed in Japan by Newtek.

2001: Aura 2.5

In 2001, TVPaint Developpement released a major update of Aura 2.0 based on the TVPaint Technology 6.5: Aura 2.5.

The main improvements are:

* a proxy player for a better playback,
* MMX support,
* live video stream in background for telestration.

This version is developed by TVPaint Developpement and distributed in America by Newtek.

2000: Aura 2.0

Aura 2.0 During the year 2000, TVPaint Developpement released Aura 2.0, an upgrade to Aura 1.0 based on the TVPaint Technology 6.0. This is the last version of the TVPaint Technology that can be run on DecAlpha.

The main improvements are:

* multi projects: Now you can open and modify many projects in the same time!
* WAVE sound track support,
* 16-bits drawing masks,
* selection tools,
* a Pixel Tracker.

This version is developed by TVPaint Developpement and distributed in America by Newtek.

1999: Aura VideoToaster

In 1999, TVPaint Developpement released a special version of Aura 1.0 dedicated to the VideoToaster System of Newtek.

This version is developed byTVPaint Developpement and distributed in America by Newtek.

1998: Aura 1.0

Aura 1.0 In 1998, TVPaint Developpement released the first version of Aura based on the TVPaint Technology 5.0.

This version is developed by TVPaint Developpement and distributed in America by Newtek.

1997: TVPaint Animation 4.0

TVPaint Animation 4.0 In 1997, Herve Adam released TVPaint Animation 4.0 based on the TVPaint Technology 4.0. This is the last version of the TVPaint Technology that can be run on SGI platform.

The main improvements are:

* Animated layers: Now you can create animation with the TVPaint Technology!
* Unlimited layers.

1995: TVPaint 3.6

TVPaint 3.6 In 1995, Herve Adam released TVPaint 3.6 a major upgrade of TVPaint 3.0 based on the TVPaint Technology 3.6. This is the first version that can be run on DecAlpha and SGI Platform. Now TVPaint 3.59 is freely provide by TVPaint Developpement.

With this version, the first official API is available to create third party plug-ins.

1994: TVPaint Junior

During the year 1994, Herve Adam released a special version of TVPaint 3.0: TVPaint Junior. This is the last version that can be run on Amiga. The package contains:

* a light version of TVPaint 3.0,
* a graphic card (Village Tronic, Picasso, EGS).

1994: TVPaint 3.0

TVPaint 3.0 In 1994, Herve Adam released TVPaint 3.0 based on the TVPaint Technology 3.0. This is the first version that can be run on PC with Microsoft Windows 3.1.

The main improvements are:

* 3 layers,
* new scripting language that replace ARexx: George. This language is more powerful and allow you to do more sophisticated scripts.

1993: TVPaint 2.0

In 1993, Herve Adam released TVPaint 2.0 based on the TVPaint Technology 2.0.

The main improvemens are:

* new drawing tools such as propelling pencil and chalk,
* multi panels interface.

1992: TVPaint 1.4

In 1992, Herve Adam released an upgrade to TVPaint 1.0 based on the TVPaint Technology 1.4: TVPaint 1.4.

The main improvement of this version is the integration of a scripting language ARexx, for automating repetitive tasks and creating animation.

1991: TVPaint 1.0

TVPaint 1.0 In 1991, Herve Adam released the first version of TVPaint based on the TVPaint Technology 1.0. This can be run on Amiga.

The caracteristics of this version are:

* one menu,
* one image layer,
* one drawing tool: Airbrush working with a binary stencil.