Line Smoothing - deactivate smoothing when using Eraser

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D.T. Nethery
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Line Smoothing - deactivate smoothing when using Eraser

Post by D.T. Nethery » 29 Jan 2020, 17:09

Lately I've been using a line smoothing application called Hej Stylus. https://hejstylus.com/

But you may ask: why would I use a different line smoothing app when TVPaint has line smoothing built in ?

Because Hej Stylus has a very useful option that can be set in the preferences: the line smoothing is deactivated whenever an eraser tool is used.

This would be an improvement if TVPaint's line smoothing would have the same option to deactivate the smoothing when using an eraser.
This may seem like a small thing , but it is not . The smoothing impedes the erase mode when clicking the RMB on the pen stylus to quickly erase out unwanted lines or glitches in the line (or doing it the old fashioned way of turning over the stylus and using the Eraser end to erase).

The current workaround would be to assign shortcut keys for Activate Line Smoothing and Inactivate Line Smoothing, but it would be better to have Line Smoothing automatically deactivate when an erase mode is used , then automatically reactivate when returning to drawing mode.
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Re: Line Smoothing - deactivate smoothing when using Eraser

Post by Hironori Takagi » 30 Jan 2020, 04:17

I think the method with the current tvpaint11 is as follows.

(1) Make custom panel with brushes and erasers for daily use
(2) Add Custom Panel Action 1: Embedded George Script
(3) "tv_drawsmoothing 0" to Eraser and "tv_drawsmoothing 1" to Brush

I agree with the improvements themselves that LineSmoothing and Brush, Eraser work as a set.
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Re: Line Smoothing - deactivate smoothing when using Eraser

Post by D.T. Nethery » 30 Jan 2020, 12:40

Hironori Takagi wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 04:17
I think the method with the current tvpaint11 is as follows.

(1) Make custom panel with brushes and erasers for daily use
(2) Add Custom Panel Action 1: Embedded George Script
(3) "tv_drawsmoothing 0" to Eraser and "tv_drawsmoothing 1" to Brush
Thank you. This is very helpful. I'll try this .

Hironori Takagi wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 04:17
I agree with the improvements themselves that LineSmoothing and Brush, Eraser work as a set.
Yes, I would still like to see the suggested improvement , where the user may choose the option of having the Line Smoothing automatically deactivated
when in Eraser mode.
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Re: Line Smoothing - deactivate smoothing when using Eraser

Post by D.T. Nethery » 31 Jan 2020, 14:44

TVPaint Developers: The request is that the Line Smoothing would be automatically disabled when using Eraser and then enabled when using brush. Is this possible ?

Thank you.
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Re: Line Smoothing - deactivate smoothing when using Eraser

Post by Thierry » 31 Jan 2020, 17:55

D.T. Nethery wrote:
31 Jan 2020, 14:44
TVPaint Developers: The request is that the Line Smoothing would be automatically disabled when using Eraser and then enabled when using brush. Is this possible ?
Disabling Line Smoothing when activating Eraser should be doable, yes.
Re-enabling (if it was activated before) it when going back to another tool should also be doable.
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