TVPaint AnimationProfessional Edition is a high-performance pixel-based drawing program with a strong emphasis on animation and special effects. It is designed for: animation studios, cinema studios, video games designers, production companies, freelances, specific schools, dubbing companies, TV channels, special effects studios.
The verstility of TVPaint AnimationProfessional Edition combines all the traditional and indispensable features used in that background : unlimited drawing tools, light table, advanced animation tools, dubbing / lip-synch space, storyboard / animatic feature, peg-holes registration, out-of-pegs feature to make the inbetweens easier, the Xsheet, the multiplane camera, numerous special effects from the simplest ones (blurs, adjusting colors, moving objects...) to the most complex ones (keyers, warping, particles etc.).
With the ability to assign almost every function to a hotkey, save brush presets and create powerful scripts and macros, TVPaint AnimationProfessional Edition's interface can be optimized to suit the workflow of any user. All of the customized options can be saved under individual profiles to suit the needs of multiple users of a single workstation, or easily distributed to ensure a consistent setup between team members.
Drawing and Illustration
TVPaint AnimationProfessional Edition is not just for making images move. Its animation functionality has been built around a powerful painting engine that has been developed and improved since 1991. You can use its drawing tools for preliminary sketches, background paintings, or simply make great illustrations.
Possibilities with drawing tools are unlimited with the custom brushes system. You can use a graphics tablet to control the size, opacity, angle, jitter and smearing of your brushes in real-time. TVPaint AnimationProfessional Edition's unique brush-cutting system also allows you to create animated brushes out of sequences of images. Texturize your brushstrokes with TVPaint AnimationProfessional Edition's "Papers" to simulate drawing on rough or bumpy surfaces with watercolor, gouache, chalk, or crayon. You can even create your own papers from photos and other images.
TVPaint AnimationProfessional Edition is a 2D software based on bitmap technology. Thanks to this technology, you can animate natural renderings (gouache, watercolor, oil painting, crayon, pen etc.) traditionally (image by image).
TVPaint AnimationProfessional Edition doesn't impose a graphical style nor a workflow. Feel free to mix animation on paper and numerical animation, do rotoscopy, use different software or simply make your project with TVPaint AnimationProfessional Edition entirely.
Post production and FX
TVPaint AnimationProfessional Edition possesses many effects and filters to rapidly enhance your images, animations and videos, reducing the need to switch between TVPaint AnimationProfessional Editionand other programs.
TVPaint AnimationProfessional Edition uses "keys" to animate effect parameters, the result of which can be instantly previewed. You can combine as many FX as you need within the FX stack.
The special effects used in the software are "destructive", meaning that they affect the imagery within a layer directly. However, you can render the results of your effects out to a separate, empty layer to avoid affecting the original source footage.