OpenToonz is based on software "Toonz" which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years. . In March 2016 its source code was published under the terms of Modified BSD License. The open-source version is called OpenToonz and developed by international community. . FEATURES
- Powerful Digital Drawing Tools
- Vector and bitmap drawing tools with full support for graphic tablets allow you to create artwork of any complexity. . INDEXED COLOUR PALETTES
- Sequence of drawings can be painted quickly with automatic tools, and palette colors can be edited at any time, updating automatically all the level drawings. . EFFECTS AND COMPOSITING
- Add animated special effects and composite scenes seamlessly. Blurs, lighting, keys, masks, warps and more than 100 other effects available. . SCRIPTING
- Automate routine tasks by using ECMA-compatible scripting engine. . MOTION TRACKING
- Syncronize your animation with video footage automatically. . SCAN AND CLEANUP
- Automatically scan and vectorize paper drawings created by animation artists. Clean and paint them in a completely color-consistent digital environment. . FRAME-BY-FRAME ANIMATION
- A complete toolset for traditional frame-by-frame animation with configurable onionskin. Automatic creation of inbetween frames for vector shapes. . MOTION TWEENING
- Complex movements can be defined by linking objects or using motion paths, and everything can be also animated in a 3D environment, with an automatic multiplane effect. . BONES
- Animate your characters using bones, with IK support and mesh deformations.
- Create particles effect supporting multiple layers as particles or as control images for particles animation.
EXCLUSIVE FEATURES (MyPaint Brushes, Horizontal Timeline, Linux Version)
- This edition of OpenToonz includes a special features developed by Morevna Project.
This is software for producing a 2D animation. It is based on the software "Toonz", which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years. Dwango launches this OpenToonz project, in cooperation with Digital Video and Studio Ghibli. This software can be used by anyone free of charge, no matter whether the purpose of use is commercial or not. This is available as an open source, so that users can modify its source code freely. We aim to develop a new platform for connecting the academic research into frontline animation production.
GTS, a scanning tool developed by Studio Ghibli Sequence number scanning can be conducted efficiently according to in-between animation numbers. Compatible with 4 types of scanning. (black-and-white, colored, with or without binarization) The settings for scanning can be saved. Processes can be reproduced when some cuts are rescanned. Compatible with the TWAIN standards
Digital painting Anti-aliased lines can be used. Since the data of paintings are independent of those of the palette, it is easy to paint with provisional colors. Smooth operation even with high-definition image data
Filming Equipped with the time sheet-type interface Effects can be synthesized easily with the GUI using the node tree. Images can be handled with the real scale considering resolution [dpi] (units, such as millimeter, are specified) It is possible to use more effects by using the plug-in.
Other features Compatible with both raster and vector images Equipped with the function for the interconversion between the sequence image of the colored binarized TGA and the OpenToonz format, to secure the compatibility with existing workflow. The localization for the Japanese version available
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SketchUp comes with a 3D Gallery that lets you search for models and share yours. These are any type of model that you can imagine: furniture, houses, cars, statues…
SketchUp features include:
- Easy to use
- You can find out what part of the model is hit by the sun
- Experiment with colours and textures
- See the mock-ups
And much more….
If you like decoration and drawing, you’ll have a great time with SketchUp.
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Unreal Engine technology powers hundreds of games as well as real-time 3D films, training simulations, visualizations and more. Over the past 15 years, thousands of individuals and teams and have built careers and companies around skills developed using the engine.
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Wireframe, design, prototype, present, and share amazing experiences for web, mobile, voice, and more — all in one app. XD is made for designers, creative teams, and organizations that need to design at scale. It’s everything you need to work more efficiently, collaborate effortlessly, and create and manage your design system.
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Originally available under a version-based, one-time purchase, After Effects is now available strictly through a subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud service.
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The sleek, highly intuitive Adobe Premiere Pro CC user interface frees you to focus on your creative work. A customizable timeline and numerous editing shortcuts enable faster, keyboard-driven editing.
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- Animation - Keyframed animation and raw channel manipulation (CHOPs), motion capture support
- Dynamics - Rigid Body Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Wire (Curve) Dynamics, Cloth Simulation
- Lighting - node-based shader authoring, lighting and re-lighting in an IPR viewer
- Rendering - supporting a variety of renderers; besides Mantra: Renderman, mental ray... and many more features.
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Blender is Free Software. Free to use for any purpose. Forever.
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