Hi everyone !
I hope I’m posting in the right section… If not, sorry !
So, I’m helping my boyfriend who’s in animating school. Sorry in advance for my lack of vocabulary, I don’t know how to animate, I just know very basic things. He has to make a 2D animated movie with his schoolmates and I’m trying to help him a bit since this is a lot of work.
The things I do are quite basic and easy for me : I colorize the drawings in Toon Boom. He prepares all the things like placing the drawings and all, placing the dots to clean the line and then I just have to colorize everything by using the paint bucket. I wanted to help him more but he told me that to do so, I will have to prepare the line by placing the little dots (this is the thing like in Illustrator, like vectorizing thing and all). So I asked him if Toon Boom didn’t have a feature that allows you to import your png drawings and vectorizing it by placing all the little dots around. He told me that he didn’t know, so I made some research and found that you could. We were happy and all since it would save him a lot of time but we realised that it was not what we were expecting. In fact vectorising it was juste placing dots all around the lines of the drawing, I mean the contour/the outline. What he needs is that the dots overlap with the drawing’s line. Is this even possible ? I guess it could be, if the software manages to contour the lines, it would just have to make the middle of the contour, right ?
I hope I made myself clear, if not I’m sorry and I’ll try to explain with more details. I couldn’t join pictures so I upload them, here’s the link to help you understand the difference between what we get and what we need !
Thanks a lot and have a good night/day !