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Load brushes: Markus' Crayons - Hard, Dry and Oil Crayons

Post by johnfromncl » 30 Jul 2019, 22:09

Hi everyone
I can load a .tvpx file no problem.
I am trying to load Markus' Crayons - Hard, Dry and Oil Crayons (they look great!) from http://forum.tvpaint.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=8264. The date of that post is 21/5/2014.
The download is a zip file that unzips to a folder containing a file config.txt, and 3 folders: license, MARs.Crayons.for.TVPaint.V01 (which in turn has custompanel.bin, custompanel.data and custompanel.grg) and the final folder splashscreen.
Other users have been appreciate of these brushes, so the issue seems to be that I cannot find documentation for how to load something like this into TVPaint Pro 11, rather than that there is a problem with the zip.
I'm fairly new to animating and TVPaint (and new to this forum), and any help would be hugely appreciated.
Many thanks
John
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Re: Load brushes: Markus' Crayons - Hard, Dry and Oil Crayons

Post by D.T. Nethery » 31 Jul 2019, 02:50

Hi, John -

The file you want is the one called custompanel.bin
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In TVPaint , go to Custom Panels menu > Load a Custom Panel > navigate to where you have the Markus Crayons folder , to the file custompanel.bin,
select custompanel.bin and click Load.

That should load the Markus Crayons custom panel for you.

(the .bin files were the "old" way of making custom panels ... which still works, but the newer way is to save it out as .tvpx file , which can simply be drag & drop on to a TVPaint window to load)
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Re: Load brushes: Markus' Crayons - Hard, Dry and Oil Crayons

Post by johnfromncl » 31 Jul 2019, 09:03

Hi David
I'm delighted - so easy, once one knows!...
Many thanks
John
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Re: Load brushes: Markus' Crayons - Hard, Dry and Oil Crayons

Post by Svengali » 31 Jul 2019, 09:49

D.T. Nethery wrote:
31 Jul 2019, 02:50
Hi, John -

The file you want is the one called custompanel.bin

Screen Shot 2019-07-30 at 9.42.08 PM.jpg

In TVPaint , go to Custom Panels menu > Load a Custom Panel > navigate to where you have the Markus Crayons folder , to the file custompanel.bin,
select custompanel.bin and click Load.

That should load the Markus Crayons custom panel for you.

(the .bin files were the "old" way of making custom panels ... which still works, but the newer way is to save it out as .tvpx file , which can simply be drag & drop on to a TVPaint window to load)
Hi Dave,
This wonderful tip about the "old" way to import a custom panel using files bundled in a .ZIP file format is totally news to me!

It could turn out to be useful for distributing certain custom panel scripts that .TVPX doesn't properly manage (example: bundling custom data files of various types or custom-built FX files that are called from .GRG scripts).

Is there any old forum topic threads or older TVPaint documentation guidelines that explain the "old" way in more detail with examples???

thanks! SVEN
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Re: Load brushes: Markus' Crayons - Hard, Dry and Oil Crayons

Post by Thierry » 31 Jul 2019, 10:26

I don't think this has ever been really explained. I went back to the old TVPaint 8 documentation and haven't found any clear details, except a brief "by right clicking you can export your custom window".
Spoiler : Not even kidding :
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Before TVPaint 11, you had two options when exporting:
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Export as TVPX appeared in TVPaint 9 and returns a TVPX file.
Export used to return a bin file that could be re-imported later.

I've put an example of a TVPX file and its corresponding bin file (exported with TVPaint 10) if you want to take a look at it:
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In TVPaint 11 we removed the "bin" export as the TVPX format is easier to use, as David explained it.
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Re: Load brushes: Markus' Crayons - Hard, Dry and Oil Crayons

Post by Svengali » 31 Jul 2019, 11:21

Thanks Thierry, I'll take a look later today!

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