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by slowtiger
30 Jul 2008, 09:52
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Punish for not drawing on computer?
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

Re: Punish for not drawing on computer?

Two points: You can move layers to change their order. See the manual chapter about layer management. A new layer will always be created on top of the currently selected layer, but you can move it anywhere once it's created. The Scan Cleaner FX is what you want to use to keep the black lines, but ma...
by slowtiger
23 Jul 2008, 12:58
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: stencil / mask advise?
Replies: 6
Views: 6682

Re: stencil / mask advise?

The stencil must cover the same number of frames as the animation does. You can use holds, repeats etc as usual.
by slowtiger
20 Jul 2008, 11:51
Forum: Feature & Improvement requests
Topic: Dpx support
Replies: 15
Views: 11358

Re: Dpx support

their computer-to-35-mm film equipment can handle only DPX. Isn't this arrogance baffling? All those hight tech transfer facilities insist on having files delivered exactly oven-ready in what their expensive machines can chew. At the rates they charge I'd expect them to be able to converse from wha...
by slowtiger
20 Jul 2008, 09:53
Forum: Made with TVPaint
Topic: former student's animation
Replies: 19
Views: 11113

Re: former student's animation

My father was a decorator for a big clothing shop all his life, and a painter in his spare time (now he's a retired decorator and a busy painter). We had some books at home from his apprenticeship time. One of the first things I learnt from him was to letter properly, with a flat pen and india ink, ...
by slowtiger
19 Jul 2008, 12:28
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: What softwares you are using?
Replies: 16
Views: 11006

Re: Experiences about another animation softwares?

"What softwares you are using?" Mirage/TVP for drawn bitmap animation and anything scanned in. Moho/Anime Studio for vector based 2D animation, cut-outs, and some simple 3D manipulation. Also for complex camera movements. AfterFX for FX if necessary (haven't used it for years now). Elastic Reality ...
by slowtiger
19 Jul 2008, 09:03
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: What softwares you are using?
Replies: 16
Views: 11006

Re: Experiences about another animation softwares?

But if you have already Mirage or any newer version, I can't see a reason to go with a cutdown product. I've seen and tested PAP, Flipbook and worked a longer time with Moho/Anime Studio, ToonBoom and had to go years with Flash. If it comes to handdrawn animation Mirage/TVP is simply the best, even...
by slowtiger
14 Jul 2008, 10:51
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: watercolor painting
Replies: 27
Views: 10231

Re: watercolor painting

Frank is a well-known participant over at the Anime Studio (formerly Moho ) forum. And he's achieving more than most of the guys with an established animation background who, in my opinion, get lost ofer technical trickery in their attempt to fully automate the animation process ... The software Ani...
by slowtiger
14 Jul 2008, 09:43
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Cintiq on iMac - correct settings
Replies: 0
Views: 2198

Cintiq on iMac - correct settings

My friend has a problem with her Cintiq 21 on her iMac. If she sets up a 2-monitor-system, one of the screens always is distorted. The Cintiq is 1600 x 1200, the iMac ideally should be 1920 x 1200. Graphic card is an Nvidia Gforce 7600 GT. Does anybody know the trick to get an undistorted image on b...
by slowtiger
14 Jul 2008, 09:35
Forum: TVPaint 6 (Aura) & TVPaint 7 (Mirage)
Topic: Intel Mac Boot Camp and Mirage
Replies: 19
Views: 23658

Re: Intel Mac Boot Camp and Mirage

A friend of mine is in a fix now: her PPC just broke (mainboard, no recovery poossible). So she wants to use her Mirage on an iMac (Intel) with Bootcamp.

My question is: will the Unlock Code of her Mac version work as well with the PC installation?
by slowtiger
11 Jul 2008, 10:55
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Using a large background to pan and zoom?
Replies: 3
Views: 5351

Re: Using a large background to pan and zoom?

The trick is to have 2 projects open simultaneously: one is your project with your standard size. The other is bigger and contains just the background. Now if you use the FX stack, namely the keyframer, you choose that second project as source under the "render" tab.
by slowtiger
08 Jul 2008, 16:12
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: TVP v9 preorder
Replies: 16
Views: 7173

Re: TVP v9 preorder

My code just arrived as well. Funny thing is that I have to advise another filmmaker how to set up a project not in TVP, but in ToonBoom Harmony which is not the best choice for the intended style. It would be so easy to do in TVP, but it will be quite complicated in ToonBoom, mostly because of the ...
by slowtiger
06 Jul 2008, 13:41
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: TVP to DCP, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 9176

Re: TVP to DCP, anyone?

Made my day, thx!
by slowtiger
06 Jul 2008, 08:41
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: TVP to DCP, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 9176

Re: TVP to DCP, anyone?

Tantalus: Good news! I figured it couldn't be such a big deal to incorporate this. (BTW Photoshop sneaked this in over the last versions. They also changed their airbrush to the same effect. This is kind of a full circle: the drawing tools in v4 acted very "painterly", then from v5 on in went worse,...
by slowtiger
05 Jul 2008, 22:04
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: TVP to DCP, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 9176

Re: TVP to DCP, anyone?

Just did a little test. The first image is a 10% reduction of an 1920 x 1080 image with a very flat gradient (#3366ff to #3399ff) from top left to bottom right. I did it once in Photoshop CS3 and once in TVP, using the exact same colours. sky1.png The second image is an enlargement of a detail, show...
by slowtiger
05 Jul 2008, 21:22
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: TVP to DCP, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 9176

Re: TVP to DCP, anyone?

You will not have any problem with an area which is of one uniform colour. Problems could only occur with very flat gradients, that is, something like from dark blue to a bit not so dark blue, but over the entire width of frame. I've also noticed (in doing print jobs) that a not-quite-so-accurate re...