OpenToonz v1.2 released!


(Herbert123) #1

A new version of the open source 2d animation software was released.

Although called a “minor” update, this version features:

  • a horizontal timeline which is zoomable (!) alongside its existing Xsheet timeline
  • MyPaint bitmap brush engine that expands OT’s bitmap painting capabilities far beyond the initial release
  • Guided drawing for vector brushes
  • flip viewer horizontally and vertically
  • export soundtrack only
  • new note level type (in addition to regular comments the animator can now insert notes in frames)
  • custom command bar panel
  • new xsheet/timeline command bar
  • all Windows builds can be made portable
  • edit values with middle mouse button drag
  • Mojo brush set for MyPaint
  • touch screen controls
  • xsheet header redesign
  • couple of new FX (Bokeh with depth channel)

and many bug fixes and smaller/bigger workflow and user interface enhancements.

For a full list and the download: https://github.com/opentoonz/opentoonz/releases

Also interesting to note: ClipStudio’s latest version includes a new direct OpenToonz export function.


(fahr) #2

Opentoonz is simply stellar with one huge flaw IMHO. It’s performance is just abysmal. I suppose that’s ok if you focus on using it for ink and paint, but if you want to use it for drawing pencil tests it’s a very frustrating experience.


(Charlie) #3

MyPaint bitmap brush engine – curiously this was almost working in Blender some time ago! See: https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/User:Jwilkins/GSoC2011/Google_Summer_of_Code_2011_Preliminary_Documentation#Using_MyPaint_.myp_.28Version_2.29_Brushes


(Herbert123) #4

In what respect is its performance abysmal? On my aging machine (see sig) with 1920x1080 raster levels I can do pencil tests (with MyPaint pencils) just fine. Plays at full 30fps and multiple sketch layers. Drawing is smooth and responsive.


(melvi) #5

Any chance we could get a normal map fx for layers?


(Herbert123) #6

That’s actually a very good idea for a new feature.
Add a feature request here: https://github.com/opentoonz/opentoonz/issues