Post by SpottedBlades on Jun 20, 2016 19:39:56 GMT
I've been trying to do hand-drawn 2D animation for a while now, and I have a couple projects in mind. But for that I need to find a good software; as of now, I'm using PaintToolSai and Vegas Pro, which are not very fit for animation. It'd be much easier if I had a single software for drawing and saving onto a video file. I am but an amateur, but I'd really like to find something that could help me with what I want to do.
I've tried Pencil2D, which works very fine, but it is very basic and unfit for bigger projects (as of today, it can't export to video, handle music, and moving a frame causes the whole thing to move). I've tried exporting as images then putting them into Vegas, but...it doesn't work really well.
I've also tried OpenToonz, which is the program used by Ghibli studios. The problem is, it's really complex and I don't even know how to create a new frame. Definitely impossible to handle.
I guess it isn't as easy as Alan Becker makes it seem. Heh. Anyway. If you happen to know a software that would be good for amateurs, please tell me. I'd prefer free softwares for obvious reasons, but if you know a good pay-to-use with a trial period, feel free to tell.
Post by SpottedBlades on Jun 26, 2016 20:19:37 GMT
I've tried OpenToons (1.0.3) and it works quite well, while still being made for pros. However there are a number of lags that might limit production, at least on my crappy laptop. I could try doing storyboards or animatics on Sai, then export them to Toonz. I'll try that later and tell you if it works.
The latest stable release of Blender has now made it a real alternative to 2D animators, which I think is pretty neat! It's not exactly perfect yet, but if you don't mind the drawbacks, then you might want to check it out