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idilly
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Instance export

Post by idilly » 31 Jan 2018, 11:23

Hello TV paint support! I'm using tv paint for 2d animation feature production. Here we still use to print our computer made animation to clean it up on paper. I've been wondering is there any way to export only keyframes(instances) as jpeg sequence instead of exporting a full sequence of a scene, having same image every 2-4 frames,and then deleting images to have only keyframes left?
i would like to be able to do it without changing the framerate of my scene ( because timing is uneven - we use ones,twos or fours etc)or without retiming my scene manually.
thanks in anvance if you have the answer

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Re: Instance export

Post by slowtiger » 31 Jan 2018, 11:48

I only know of a hack which only works as long as you only have one layer of animation: duplicate that layer, select all frames, hit "erase 1 exposure" repeatedly until you only have instances left. Export.
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Re: Instance export

Post by D.T. Nethery » 31 Jan 2018, 13:10

slowtiger wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 11:48
duplicate the layer, select all frames, hit "erase 1 exposure" repeatedly until you only have instances left. Export.
This is the way I would usually do it , if I only needed to export a single image of the extremes .

However, if you use the new JSON export mode in Export To > Clip Layer Structure > JSON (.json + images) the resulting image files will be ONLY THE HEADS , so for example if you had a scene with 30 extremes , with some of the drawings exposed on the Timeline on 4's , some on 6's , some on 2's , you will only get the 30 heads , not the other frames between them.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQIii_AXR0



It is intended to be used for exporting TVPaint layers to AfterEffects, but I believe it it will work for your purpose (just ignore the json file and use the folders of exported images - print them and peg 'em up. From the way you describe your work process I would imaging your drawing numbers and charts are visible on the drawings , so the correct order of the drawings will be clear to whoever is pegging up the drawings, right ?)

However, I'm not very clear on how to set the folder name patter and file name pattern. I don't fully understand the explanation given in the inline Help pop-ups as shown in the screen grabs below. Can someone from the Development team explain it more clearly ? A video tutorial on using the JSON export would be helpful, including examples of how to name the folders and files , replacing the default settings in the brackets ...
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Although I don't understand it completely, the following setting seems to work . It exports the drawings to a folder called [BUN_SC_05]rough and my instance names are retained on the exported drawings . Only the heads (single images) are exported ,not any of the other exposures (for those drawings which are on 4's or 2's ) .
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Re: Instance export

Post by idilly » 07 Feb 2018, 09:07

Thanks a lot people! erase 1 exposure will help those who use tvp 10, and JSON export is amazing! Since i discovered it , i would use it in other projects for integration to AE, and it works perfectly for paper oriented pipeline we have.

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