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TVPaint Animation 9

TVPaint Animation 9

TVPaint Developpement is proud to release the version 9 for TVPaint Animation Standard Edition and TVPaint Animation Professional Edition for its users.

There is of course a lot of new features and improvements in that version 9, and among these, we think you will particularly appreciate the following ones.

Drawing Tools

The Layers Blending Modes

Now, it is possible to blend the layers with each other in several Blending Modes. You have the basic modes like Color, Behind, Erase, Shade, Light, but there are many, many other modes.

On this example, it is the blending mode of the layer with the House which is modified :

The blending mode changes on the layer with the house

The Color Blending Mode (value by default)
The Burn Blending Mode The Dodge Blending Mode The Grain Extract Blending Mode
The Overlay Blending Mode

Two more complex examples by combining the layer blending modes and the drawing modes :

The Cow:

Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Layer 01 Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Layer 02

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Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Layer 03 Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Layer 04

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Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Layer 05 Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Layer 06

Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Result

The Junkyard :

Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Layer 1

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Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Layer 2

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Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Layer 3

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Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Layer 4

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Layer Blending Mode and Drawing Mode : Layer 5

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Layer Blending Mode & Drawing Mode : Result

Wet profile for Custom Brushes

An additional profile can be added to a custom brush to modify its behavior. This profile doesn't apply on all the Stamp mode. Here is a example with always the same brush, only the wet profile is modified.

Different Wet Profile with the same brush

Alpha Diff Drawing Mode

This new drawing mode manages differently the alpha channel of the brush. The alpha channel of the brush is mixed with the one of the image in order to get a kind of 'global drying' in the image.

Alpha Diff Drawing Mode Example : Layer 1 Alpha Diff Drawing Mode Example : Layer 2

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Alpha Diff Drawing Mode Example : Layer 3 Alpha Diff Drawing Mode Example : Layer 4

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Alpha Diff Drawing Mode Example : Result

The Splines

Now it is possible to draw splines in 3 different ways. There are the three-points spline, the Bézier spline and the B-Splines.

The 3 points spline : The Hud and the final render

The Bezier spline : The Hud and the final render

The B-Spline : The Hud and the final render

More Sketch Panels

Three Sketch panels at your disposal. The first one with Red Green Blue and Black colors, the second with Red Blue and Black color, and the last one with Blue Orange and Balck colors.

Sketch panel with Red Green Blue and Black colors Sketch panel with Red Blue and Black colors Sketch panel with Orange Blue and Black colors

Interface Customization

Panel Bins

Create your own interface!

Two new areas are available on each side of the software window. These areas can hold your panels and arrange them to save a lot of space inside your window. These sliding panel bins disappear when not used to display the project area only.

Place all your panels inside the Panel Bins

Add a panel

Remove a panel

A clean workspace when the Panel Bins disappear

The Rooms

To say it simply, it is a Multiple Workspaces Configuration. The objective of a Room is to store the interface and the layout of the software. Each Room can store the position of the panels, if they are opened/closed, the color of the interface, ... . And as there are 4 Rooms available, it is like if you have 4 software which are running at the same time with the same project !

Some examples of different Rooms :

An example of a room An example of a room

An example of a room An example of a room

TVPX file format

The TVPX file format allows the users to export their custom panels into one single file. And to import a TVPX file, you only need to drop the file inside the software window, yes ! a simple drag'n drop of the file to load the TVPX file and use the custom panel contained by the TVPX file.

It is the best way to share all your new panels and tools !

Animation Tools

The Faux-Fixe Feature

With this feature, it is possible to change the image inside the exposure cells by using the previous images of the instance !

See the number '7' at the bottom left of the exposure cells, it is the number of previous images which will be used for the Faux-Fixe.

The Faux-Fixe principle

Improvement of the Light Table

Three modes are now available for the Light Table. The Frame mode displays all the frames before and after the current frame, it is the well known mode. The Instance mode will display only the the head of the instances before and after the current frame. And the Bookmark mode, it will display only the bookmarked frames which are before and after the current frame.

The 3 modes of the Light Table : Instance, Frame, Bookmark

Project Management

The TimeLine Notes

It is possible to draw notes an a 'special layer' with tools which looks like the sketch panel tools. And these drawing notes will be displayed over the animation when it is played.

An example of the Time Line Notes

The Notes during a play

Audio Multi Tracks

Add as many as you want audio tracks. The software will mix all the tracks. It is possible to move and place each track at the wanted position, to control the sound of the track, there is even a way to fade the sound.

The Audio Multi Tracks

Drawing Recorder

A new way to record all the strokes of your drawing. The Drawing Recorder stores all the steps of your drawing, and when you have finish to record, just export all the images into a new project.

Start recording, draw and export the result to a new project !

The drawing Recorder panel

Effects / Compositing

The Deinterlace FX

This effect can easily de-interlace a video with lower and upper fields. It proposes several way to process.

The Deinterlace FX

The Motion Blur FX

This effect gives a sensation of speed in the image where it is applied.

The Motion Blur FX

Several code optimization/improvements

Yes, the TVPaint Team always works on the code to try to give you the best performances of the software !