Any tips on a good workflow setup?

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Any tips on a good workflow setup?

Post by martimiz » 12 Jan 2020, 13:30

Hi all,

I’m getting ready to do my first real project in TVPaint: a short 3 minute) videoclip to a song. So I have this audiotrack that I need to time against.I was thinking that storyboarding the whole thing in one file would be possible. But after that I don’t really know. Seems very complex to have everything in one long set of layers, so I guess maybe that’s not the right approach?

Could anyone please point me in the direction of a good workflow setup for a project like this in TVPaint? Maybe a tutorial of some sort? I’ve not had any formal training in animation and I’m hesitant to just start and then have to rework the whole thing later...

Any tips much appreciated!!!

Thanks, Martine
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Re: Any tips on a good workflow setup?

Post by slowtiger » 12 Jan 2020, 14:55

After storyboarding it's a good idea to separate the project into separate clips, and make each of them their own project. Don't forget to add some 5 frames at beginning and end of each clip because this allows for adjustments in editing. Animate, then export each clip as an uncompressed video file (or image sequence). Import into video editor.
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Re: Any tips on a good workflow setup?

Post by martimiz » 12 Jan 2020, 15:15

Thanks again for your help, slowtiger,
So basically, to sum up:

0. Get a decent video editor :)
1. Make sure the storyboard fits exactly to the soundtrack,
2. Then split up with lead-in and lead-out frames - what would happen there?
Split up the soundtrack as well for reference? - would need to find out how to keep the timing...
3. Then export the finalized splits uncompressed without sound
4. Import them in the video editor
5. Import the final soundtrack into the video editor as well
6. Hope for the best and no timing issues between TVPaint and the video editor and adjust if needed
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Re: Any tips on a good workflow setup?

Post by slowtiger » 12 Jan 2020, 22:26

The padding of scenes is there because you will want to make small adjustments in the flow - it's not enough to animate frame-exact to the music.
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Re: Any tips on a good workflow setup?

Post by martimiz » 13 Jan 2020, 18:03

ok, I'll do a test setup with a couple of simple but loooong scenes and see how that works out :)
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