Quick question about squiggly line effect

Please use this part to report bugs & errors, ask questions & "How to..."
Post Reply
AndyThe94
Posts: 14
Joined: 06 Oct 2015, 04:52

Quick question about squiggly line effect

Post by AndyThe94 » 16 Nov 2015, 22:16

I went through all of the TvPaint documentation tutorials on the site from start to finish a while ago. I remember reading about a certain effect, but I can't remember where in the documentation it was, and I tried looking and am having a hard time finding it (there are so many tutorials).

The effect made it so that a drawing would have lines that are constantly "wiggling around" in the animation automatically. For example, in the cartoon show Ed Edd n Eddy:



What is this effect called and where can i find the documentation tutorial for it?

Thank you

User avatar
Fabrice
Posts: 10079
Joined: 17 Jul 2007, 15:00
Contact:

Re: Quick question about squiggly line effect

Post by Fabrice » 16 Nov 2015, 22:19

Maybe the FX Distorsion > Optical Flow , with the random mode.
Fabrice Debarge

User avatar
Peter Wassink
Posts: 3487
Joined: 17 Feb 2006, 15:38
Location: Amsterdam (Basse-Lotharingie)
Contact:

Re: Quick question about squiggly line effect

Post by Peter Wassink » 16 Nov 2015, 22:37

i'm not sure optical flow will do the trick, and its rather processor heavy.
The new brushspreading effect might fare a bit better (also quite heavvy unfortunately)
Be aware they could both look very much like a filter laying over your drawing.
because there is no regard for what the lines represent.

By far the best looking option is to simply do two tracebacks for each held frame and loop the 3 drawings with the "repeat images" option in the layer (value = 6 (namely 3 frames on doubles))

you'll just have to do some testing and see what works for you.
Peter Wassink - 2D animator
• PC: Win10/64 Home - Xeon Quadcore E5410@2.33Ghz - 12Gb RAM
• laptop: Win10/64 Pro - i7-4600@2.1 GHz - 8Gb RAM

Elodie
Posts: 13913
Joined: 06 Jan 2009, 09:53
Location: Metz

Re: Quick question about squiggly line effect

Post by Elodie » 18 Nov 2015, 17:25

I agree with Peter, I think Repeat images would be better.

User avatar
D.T. Nethery
Posts: 2333
Joined: 27 Sep 2006, 19:19

Re: Quick question about squiggly line effect

Post by D.T. Nethery » 18 Nov 2015, 22:02

Peter Wassink wrote: By far the best looking option is to simply do two tracebacks for each held frame and loop the 3 drawings with the "repeat images" option in the layer (value = 6 (namely 3 frames on doubles))
I agree this is the best way to get the effect you want.

The only way I was sort of able to simulate the effect I think you want by applying FX was to apply Shaker FX (very small increments X and Y ) and apply Noise FX to the line art , the duplicate the layer and offset the duplicate by a few pixels over and down , then merge the two layers. Then color as normal. That creates a "held" drawing that has shaky lines . But for all that trouble it would be just as fast or faster to draw a few tracebacks and repeat them .

Image
MAC OS 10.11.6 , Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2015,
2.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB Memory , TVPaint PRO 11.0.6, 64bit -
Wacom Cintiq 21 UX - Wacom Intuos Pro 5 - driver version 6.3.20-8

Gochris1
Posts: 131
Joined: 09 May 2008, 16:58

Re: Quick question about squiggly line effect

Post by Gochris1 » 02 Jul 2018, 09:24

The squiggly effect you are asking about is covered in
FX : Modify lines (TVPaint Animation 11 tutorial)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Xpnil ... x-Q3F7GepJ

From :38 to 1:24

Post Reply