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Is this even possible? :(

Post by TheMinahBird » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:28 am

I can't work with Flash it's just so annoying and the brushes aren't raster.

I want to do my character animation in Anime Studio but I can't just rely on jut vectors, I'm 14 and I don't have the money to buy most raster programs I see.

I also I don't wanna get settled with a trial, I want a free program I can depend on.

I need a program where I can used pixels/raster tools, like Photoshop. I also need it to be able to import .avi or video formats to draw on, like in Anime Studio.

I'm pretty sure this is just a "dream program" because I doubt there's any program out there that's this powerful—and free.
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Re: Is this even possible? :(

Post by funksmaname » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:36 am

Anime studio works well with images too... you can use free GIMP as a photoshop replacement.
All vector work should be done in AS directly, as this means you get the least points making everything far easier to animate.

You can import sounds and video into AS - the only thing it doesn't let you do is draw raster inside the package.
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Re: Is this even possible? :(

Post by Genete » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:33 am

TheMinahBird wrote:I can't work with Flash it's just so annoying and the brushes aren't raster.

I want to do my character animation in Anime Studio but I can't just rely on jut vectors, I'm 14 and I don't have the money to buy most raster programs I see.

I also I don't wanna get settled with a trial, I want a free program I can depend on.

I need a program where I can used pixels/raster tools, like Photoshop. I also need it to be able to import .avi or video formats to draw on, like in Anime Studio.

I'm pretty sure this is just a "dream program" because I doubt there's any program out there that's this powerful—and free.
Synfig Studio is working to include frame by frame animation (bitmaps). Not ready yet but under heavy development.


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Re: Is this even possible? :(

Post by hayasidist » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:32 pm

@TheMinahBird: not sure if this would answer your need for "raster" brushes, but you can have custom brushes in AS - these are bitmaps that are propagated along the path, rather than just the default "pencil stroke". This video runs fast, but if you freeze it at time = 0:02 you'll see the herringbone pattern on the stroke - this is a custom brush. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... U9lv3A#t=2 . If that's what you want, just say and I'll explain how to make a custom brush...

In AS you can import video and images and then overlay with AS vectors - in effect letting you draw on them. I've done a bit with mixed live and animated action - e.g. here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwzmQMD5Q2I Again, if that's what you want and if you want a short "how to", just ask.
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Re: Is this even possible? :(

Post by F.M. » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:04 pm

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Re: Is this even possible? :(

Post by TheMinahBird » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:38 pm

Pencil isn't powerful enough, I've tried to import .avi into it but it doesn't work. I wish there was a program similar to Anime Studio that you can import video and animate over it. I tried this in Flash and hated it. :(
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Re: Is this even possible? :(

Post by slowtiger » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:48 pm

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Re: Is this even possible? :(

Post by TheMinahBird » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:03 pm

I honestly would love TV Paint but I don't have the money! Unless there's a free version I wasn't aware of.
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Re: Is this even possible? :(

Post by AmigaMan » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:51 pm

You could try PD Pro. It's not free but not very expensive considering the features. You can definitely load video and paint over it.

http://www.thebest3d.com/howler/the-dog ... -list.html

Here is video having post effects added in PD Pro....

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Re: Is this even possible? :(

Post by TheMinahBird » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:55 pm

It is fairly cheap, however I can't really buy it considering I have no money at all, or an allowance of any sort.

Thank you everyone!
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