July 6, 2023 at 3:17 am #5813
I downloaded the software today and everything was running pretty smoothly when I was animating, until I tried to use the bucket tool. I was clicking on the bucket tool, and it wouldn’t let me use the bucket. After that, I tried the rest of the painting tools, and it turns out that none of them worked. Dose anyone know how to get them working?July 6, 2023 at 7:00 am #5816NielsKeymaster
Hi Ethan, thanks for asking!
There’s a good reason why the painting tools (including bucket fill tool) doesn’t work. It’s because we haven’t implemented them in yet. 😉 Earlier in development of Animation Paper, we had a lot of greyed out menu items and tools, that was to come. We did this so people could get a view on what we where planning on doing. Now that the paint tools are more or less the only thing missing, I know it must be more confusing than informative. And that’s why, in the next release (Alpha 8) the whole Paint menu is hidden.
Paint and coloring are the very first features to be implemented after we have finalised the official v5.0 release. Paint/coloring will be a free 5.1 update.
To color you animation in the current situation, you can export your animation and color them elsewhere (like in Photoshop or the free Krita or whatever paint package you might have available). You can export as a sequence of PNG frames with numbering showing where any clones might be and layer information. A more advanced way of exporting is using OCA (Open Cell Animation), that enables you to export to multiple other software and transfer information on timing, layers, FPS, etc. More about OCA here: https://animationpaper.com/animation-paper-oca-export-for-pc/
Let me know if you have additional questions!
NielsJuly 6, 2023 at 7:04 am #5817
Ok, one more question: When will v5.0 update release?July 6, 2023 at 9:20 am #5818NielsKeymaster
Very soon we release the last alpha version (Alpha 8) – after that we go to beta. We don’t expect a lot of problems with that, because Animation Paper is already very stable. And then it is time for the official 5.0 release. It is hard to set a precise date, and it depends on possible unexpected findings, but later this year is realistic.
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