TVPaint Animation
Standard Edition

Illustration by Kilian Vilim

Create animations on paper and on TVPaint Animation

Save time when moving from paper-based drawings to computer-based drawings thanks to TVPaint Animation’s tools. You will be able to:

  • Delete white pixels from your scans using the “Scan Cleaner”.

  • Realign any scanned drawing automatically with the “Peg Stabilizer”.

  • Perform a quick line-test since DV cameras and webcams are compatible

These tools will allow you to move directly to the colorization stage.

Colors and textures

  • The “Filled Stroke” tool makes colorization easier by allowing you to outline any area to be colorized directly. This is particularly useful if your characters have lots of details.

  • The “Paint Bucket” tool can be customized to take your drawing’s strokes into account and lay out any selected colors on a different layer.

  • The Stencil and Paper systems enables you to lay out textures on a different layers easily.

  • Other special effects such as the “Color Replacer” and the “Tint Replacer” make colorization even easier.

Combine traditional animation with other techniques

Easily import videos in standard formats (AVI, MPEG etc.) with TVPaint Animation. Once imported, these videos are cut into frames allowing the user to draw any key images without altering the original video.

Do not limit yourself to a single technique:

    • Put an animated character into real-life footage
    • Make great rotoscope animations.
    • Import 3D references to animate 2D characters when using complex camera movements

    • Merge 2D effects with 3D animation

Sound management

TVPaint Animation has two key sections above the timeline: the sound management section and the notes section. These will enable you to manage soundtracks.

Combine notes, sound and images for easy lip sync animation.

Other additional functionalities

  • Do your initial sketches in blue, any touch-ups in orange and the final inking in black, all on a single layer, by using the “Sketch Panel”.
  • Use groups to organize your layers based on their contents (setting, character, etc.)
  • Find the rhythm of any animation, danse or music piece by using the “Stopwatch”, then turn the beat into storyboard segments, layers or sound effects.
  • Loop any selected number of images with the “Repeat Images” functionality.
  • Connect your outlines to any vanishing points you may have defined by using “Guides”
  • Keep your brushes, colors, actions and scripts in Custom Panels. Those may even be exported and shared with other users in order to keep a single aesthetic throughout a given project.