Fabrice wrote:It's interesting in terms of results, because it's better than Sykosan ones.
There is no fading lines.
That's said, I'm not sure that you could make move a whole image (line + color + texture) created in TVPaint. Or am I wrong ?
This point was possible with Sykosan method.
Also, what happen if the line is not done with the penbrush but with a watercolor brush or something else with a complicated shape ?
I wish to spend more time in this topic, hopefully this week-end.
@ Slowtiger : From what I have seen in Japan, Retas is not working in this way.
I'm glad you find them interesting. I didn't see Sykosan results although, I have seen some of his sample before I found this thread webpage.
At this time, textures like Sykosan's samples I have seen, I can not say we can. But I can't say that we can't eventually.
Its seems he separated the image assets on layers and then use some form of interpolating warp effect of some kind. Clever, I strongly feel and say that good results will depend on the complexity of the provided keys ( not for all scenarios). But the problem is that they are not true in- between in the full sense (my observation). There will be a point in which the warping effect will reach a warp distance limit, therefore there will be few frames where the lines will look blurry. On those blurry section the only solution will be to skip those frames when filming OR
blur them as a fast effect. But I doubt they actually progressively interpolated the strokes. It seems his effect is not limited only on the outlined strokes but also on the texturing of the characters render. I have a felling that the images without texture will reveal more sliding effect but could be well hidden on a good rig. Again this is just an opinion.
Retas Pro, has both bitmap and vector abilities. It can into a certain degree do conversion of each format toward the other format. Retas to my knowledge cant handle drawing with textures. In Japan's Anime shows this isn't necessary since Anime don't tend to use much mixed media on their productions.
That said, on one module called Traceman they can do gray-scale vectorization of images (TGA preffered), in which it will retain the pencil texture on top of the underlined mono/vector trace.
However their type of vectors to my knowledge do not have interpolation ability.