TVPaint Animation Professional Edition
is a high-performance raster-based animation program with a strong emphasis on special effects. It is designed for: animation studios, cinema
studios, video games designers, production companies, freelances, specific schools, dubbing companies, TV channels, special effects studios.
The versatility of TVPaint Animation
combines all the traditional and indispensable features used in that background : unlimited drawing tools, light table,
advanced animation tools, dubbing / lip-synch space, storyboard / animatic feature, peg-holes registration, out-of-pegs feature to make the
inbetweens easier, the Xsheet, the multiplane camera, numerous special effects from the simplest ones (blurs, adjusting colors, moving
objects...) to the most complex ones (keyers, warping, particles etc.).
With the ability to assign almost every function to a hotkey, save brush presets and create powerful scripts and macros, TVPaint Animation
's interface can be
optimized to suit the workflow of any user. All of the customized options can be saved under individual profiles to suit the needs of multiple
users of a single workstation, or easily distributed to ensure a consistent setup between team members.
Drawing and Illustration
TVPaint Animation is not just for making images move. Its animation functionality has been built around a powerful painting engine that has been developed and
improved since 1991. You can use its drawing tools for preliminary sketches, background paintings, or simply make great illustrations.
Possibilities with drawing tools are unlimited with the custom brushes system. You can use a graphics tablet to control the size, opacity, angle,
jitter and smearing of your brushes in real-time. TVPaint Animation's unique brush-cutting system also allows you to create animated brushes out of sequences
of images. Texturize your brushstrokes with TVPaint Animation's "Papers" to simulate drawing on rough or bumpy surfaces with watercolor, gouache, chalk, or
crayon. You can even create your own papers from photos and other images.
TVPaint Animation is a 2D software based on bitmap technology. Thanks to this technology, you can animate natural renderings (gouache, watercolor, oil
painting, crayon, pen etc.) traditionally (image by image).
TVPaint Animation doesn't impose a graphical style nor a workflow. Feel free to mix animation on paper and numerical animation, do rotoscopy, use different
software or simply make your project with TVPaint Animation entirely.
Post production and FX
possesses many effects and filters to rapidly enhance your images, animations and videos, reducing the need to switch between TVPaint Animation
uses "keys" to animate effect parameters, the result of which can be instantly previewed. You can combine as many FX as you need within the
The special effects used in the software are "destructive", meaning that they affect the imagery within a layer directly. However, you can render
the results of your effects out to a separate, empty layer to avoid affecting the original source footage.
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