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arrows

Posted: 10 Oct 2015, 14:05
by hilere
For storyboarding I often need to draw arrows. Untill now I haven't found a way to draw arrows in TVPaint (I am still on 9.5...so if this is present on the current version it becomes time for me to upgrade)
Is there a script existing in TVPaint that ads an arrowhead at the end of a line? If not this would be a nice featuere to have.
So you draw a line and when you lift the pressure of the pen it adds an arrowhead pointing in de direction your line went.

Re: arrows

Posted: 10 Oct 2015, 14:16
by NathanOtano
Why don't you create a set of custum brushs with different types and size of arrows? With rotation so you can paste it where you want, you just have to change the size of the brush. All in a custom panel :)

Re: arrows

Posted: 12 Oct 2015, 22:29
by hilere
because the length of the line is always different. The curves of the lines are always different. I know it is possible to create a gazillion of different arrows but at the end you loose a lot of time picking the right one and then scale and deform it to make it fit the purpose. It is just not practical to work this way.

It would be easier and more efficient if there was a tool that just adds an arrow point at the end of your line.

Re: arrows

Posted: 12 Oct 2015, 22:46
by NathanOtano
And what about a custom animbrush with an arrow at the end of the sequence, linked to pressure so when you release it you have your arrow? I'm sure you can tweak it that way with the good parameters

Re: arrows

Posted: 12 Oct 2015, 22:58
by hilere
Thanks for thinking along. I tried this already, but for some reason this didn't work. Maybe I did something wrong. If you can make this work please let me know. That would be a great help.

Re: arrows

Posted: 13 Oct 2015, 07:29
by Fabrice
I should have tool somewhere for you.
Please give me some time and I will find it.

Re: arrows

Posted: 13 Oct 2015, 08:29
by slowtiger
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Try this one, it's quite simple: 2 drawings, arrowhead in the first frame, animation set to once. You have to start to draw arrows from the point the arrow is pointing to, though, since there's no animation option of "whatever, then put last frame once". Be sure to already move the pen in the right direction before touching the tablet, otherwise the arrow will point wrongly.
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Re: arrows

Posted: 13 Oct 2015, 18:48
by Peter Wassink
nice solution slowtiger!
in linetool mode you can create perfect "technical drawing style" arrows this way
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Re: arrows

Posted: 14 Oct 2015, 15:34
by hilere
Thanks Slowtiger. This is exactly what I was searching for. I knew it was possible somehow. A petty the arrows always start with the arrowhead, but that's something I can live with.

Peter, how do you do these technical arrows? Is this something from a later version? I am still on 9.5.

Re: arrows

Posted: 14 Oct 2015, 22:25
by D.T. Nethery
Draw it with B-Spline tool and you can make precisely curved arrows.
Arrow drawn with B-Spline tool.jpg
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Re: arrows

Posted: 15 Oct 2015, 08:48
by schwarzgrau
hilere wrote:Peter, how do you do these technical arrows? Is this something from a later version? I am still on 9.5.
I guess Peter is using the same technique as Slowtiger, just with the line tool instead of the freehand tool.

Re: arrows

Posted: 15 Oct 2015, 22:09
by Peter Wassink
schwarzgrau wrote:
hilere wrote:Peter, how do you do these technical arrows? Is this something from a later version? I am still on 9.5.
I guess Peter is using the same technique as Slowtiger, just with the line tool instead of the freehand tool.
correct, its a simple two frame animbrush.