Basics of 2D FX animation

Basics of 2D FX animation

Basics of 2D FX animation

Selecting animation software. Introduction to TVpaint.

In fact, it doesn’t matter in which frame-by-frame animation program you work, because the principles are the same everywhere and learning basic functions will take no more than half an hour. You can use Adobe Animate, ToomBoom Harmony, TVPaint animation, Clip Studio Paint EX and others.



In our case, this is TVpaint, because It is part of the RTFX animation pipeline. Therefore, all material is explained in this program.


Download configuration file and follow the installation guide:

Key Description
Ctrl+N Create new layer
Ctrl+Shift+N Create new frame
Ctrl+G Delete selected frame
Ctrl+L Light Table On|Off
Ctrl+S Save project
Shift+S Divide layer
W Flip frames
Alt + pen button + move pen on tablet Canvas scaling
Alt + move pen on tablet Canvas pan
Alt + Ctrl + move pen on tablet Canvas rotation
B Pen
V Cut brush, cutting big chunks
D Color picker
Space + move pen on tablet Erase the area with current tool (if Drying checkbox is active )


Animation methods

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