"Pencil" animation in TVPaint

I've posted a few of these before (check out the older archived posts)  but here are a few examples of how TVPaint mimics the look of traditional pencil on paper animation.

These examples were drawn paperlessly with a Wacom tablet using TVPaint:


Great little dialogue test animated by Disney/ILM/Dreamworks animator Lou Dellarosa . Paperless animation using TVP Animation with Cintiq tablet.

©2009 Lou Dellarosa


Rough animation by Pablo Navarro from the short film "Venus and the Sun". Animated boar creature combined with live action. Animation drawn with Wacom Cintiq 21ux tablet in the paperless animation application TVPaint Animation 9.5.
Go to Pablo Navarro's blog http://pablonavarro.wordpress.com to see his WIP rough tests with tie-downs.

To download higher quality .mp4 file of this animation click HERE .


Winner of the July 2001 "11 Second Club" animation competition , by Arthur Gil Larsen. Animated paperlessly using a Wacom tablet , drawing directly into TVP Animation.



A paperless animation line test animated by Rasmus Norgaard using "Mirage" (aka "TVPaint v. 7.0" , the predecessor to the current version of TVPaint Animation) . This was animated with a Wacom Intous 3 tablet. It was originally posted on the old Mirage User forums.

(click on the image to view animation)-



Also see this earlier post on the blog about the paperless animation process    used by the Norwegian animation studio Sandes Media on their series of children's films for Norwegian TV based on the songs of folk singer Alf Prøysen -

(click the link to read the earlier blog post)

Alf Prøysens Barnesanger by Sandes Media


 Here's a progression reel showing a shot from the Alf Prøysen series from  "pencil test"  to final color .    This is all paperless , made in TVPaint:

This shows this scene in the TVPaint interface:


Rusty Mills is a classically trained animator who has been on the forefront of embracing the new paperless animation technology . Here are some scenes from Rusty's work-in-progress reel for a film he is making called "Gotcha Covered".

Rusty is animating this film on a Motion Computing tablet PC using Mirage.
(a previous version of TVPaint which is no longer available, but similar to the present TVPaint Animation).

 He did most of this animation while commuting on the train into Los Angeles . Now that's a portable animation tool !

©2008 Rusty Mills

Notice how Rusty's rough animation looks virtually the same as traditional pencil-on-paper animation. There is no discernible difference in this that screams out "digital". The drawings look very natural and organic, like real pencil sketches.


 Here's another pencil test , animated in TVPaint , by Han Sandrine:

11secondsclubaugust from Han Sandrine on Vimeo.


Karan Johar said...

Such a nice blog.. Thanks for sharing..
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Unknown said...

nice effort and good concept Thanks.It is similar to whiteboard animation