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fm.haszard
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pixelated lines

Post by fm.haszard » 29 Oct 2014, 11:02

Hi I'm quite new to tv paint, I have been animating a video using the air brush, with an aspect of 100 and size 8, and I've been noticing that although the brush is usually drawing the way I want, sometimes i find that even after exporting, the line is very pixelated. I suspect that it may have something to do with drawing on a rotated canvas, but i'm not sure why that would be the case, or how to work around it. Any ideas? ...My project is 1920 X 1080, i have attached an image showing the pixelating in the line, its cropped from an exported png file. Thank you !!
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Re: pixelated lines

Post by ZigOtto » 29 Oct 2014, 13:29

hello fm, and welcome,

what's your tvpa version, and what OS are you using ?

did you color-fill the character on the same (line)layer, or on a separated color layer ?
if the color is separated (recommanded imo), can you crop the "line only" of your drawing,
to see who's the culprit ...
btw, why don't you use a pen brush instead than a "tiny" airbrush ?
airbrush at very small size isn't as smooth as a that ...
I think a pen brush with the right settings (AA = on) would do the job probably with a better quality.
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Re: pixelated lines

Post by fm.haszard » 29 Oct 2014, 22:42

thank you! I am using TV Paint 10.5, OSX 10.9.4... I will definitely be colouring on a separate layer from now on! I prefer the varied weight of the tiny air brush... and find that even when I use a pen tool the pixelating is still happening. I have attached an image showing the pixelating on just the line, with both pen (with AA = on) and airbrush (with the settings I have been using).
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Re: pixelated lines

Post by Peter Wassink » 29 Oct 2014, 22:45

is your project maybe set to field: upper/lower ?
It should always be set to Progressive
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Re: pixelated lines

Post by D.T. Nethery » 29 Oct 2014, 23:03

Peter Wassink wrote:is your project maybe set to field: upper/lower ?
It should always be set to Progressive
Peter beat me to it. I was going to say the same thing .

In the Startup Panel, make sure that Field is set to Progressive . (not upper first or lower first)
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Re: pixelated lines

Post by fm.haszard » 29 Oct 2014, 23:33

Hi thanks yes it is already set to progressive.

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Re: pixelated lines

Post by ZigOtto » 30 Oct 2014, 01:07

what was your pen settings ? ... and how much your grabbed view is zoomed in your picture ?
I mean the "pixilating" lines could be on the screen (specially when the preview isn't exactly at 100%, or rotated),
but not in the exported file .

btw, why do you activate the smoothing feature, but with a "0" amount ...?
if you don't want any line smoothing, it would be better to check it OFF.

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Re: pixelated lines

Post by csherbow » 07 Jan 2020, 05:18

Hi, I'm having the same problem in TV Paint 11 with a Mac OS 10.14.2. I also have it set to "progressive", here is a JPG I exported to show that it exports pixelated as well.
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