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OpenToonz is a free 2D animation software. Sequence number scanning can be conducted efficiently according to in-between animation numbers. Compatible with 4 types of scanning (black-and-white, colored, with or without binarization). Compatible with the TWAIN standards. Anti-aliased lines can be used. Since the data of paintings are independent of those of the palette, it is easy to paint with provisional colors. Smooth operation even with high-definition image data. Equipped with the time sheet-type interface. Effects can be synthesized easily with the GUI using the node tree. Images can be handled with the real scale considering resolution [dpi] (units, such as millimeter, are specified). It is possible to use more effects by using the plug-in.

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1.3 (February 7, 2019)


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OpenToonz V1.3 - Improved usability and stability.

Windows Ink Support. #2152 (Windows version)
MyPaint brush for toonz raster levels. #2257
New option for the output settings: adding Clapperboard. #2314
New Fx: Text Fx Iwa for rendering text. #2393 #2444
New command: Separate Colors. #2402 #2449
Improved Shift and Trace feature. #2212 #2240
Allowed to add Command Line Qualifiers for specifying system paths overriding the registry values. #2143 #2155 (Windows version)
Enabled to convert Toonz 4.x level files (.tzp and .tzu) to TLV via Convert command. #2126
Enabled to connect multiple nodes at once by Ctrl-dragging in the stage schematic. #2196
Reverted Alt-dragging feature to the Fx schematic. #2191
Allowed to use the Duplicate command in the Xsheet. #2342 #2447
Enabled to specify Matte Color for saving transparent raster levels in non-alpha-enabled image format. #2418
Fixed crash when using the vector brush + frame range with thickness 0. #2151
Fixed crash when pasting a mesh column node in the Stage Schematic. #2174
Fixed crash on undoing the Merge Levels command. #2183
Fixed crash on merging 16bpc raster levels. #2186
Fixed crash when typing function key on Type tool. #2222
Fixed crash when typing letter after dot in an input field. #2223
Fixed crash on launch if the preferred font is not a valid font for the system. #2227
Fixed crash on undoing the Antialias command on toonz raster level. #2331
Fixed crash on typing number in the style number field of toonz raster Tape tool. #2352
Fixed crash on switching back to raster Brush tool from temporary usage of Hand Tool. #2362
Fixed crash on switching back to Eraser tool from temporary usage of Hand Tool. #2389
Fixed crash when switching toonz raster levels containing MyPaint style. #2381
Fixed crash on pasting raster image selection. #2364
Fixed crash on using raster Brush tool just after unhiding column. #2369
Fixed crash when drag moving note cells. #2392
Fixed crash when switching modes while using Eraser tool. #2396
Fixed crash on trying to use the Palette Gizmo to empty palette. #2413
Fixed crash on using the Replace Fx command to a node with no input. #2417
Fixed crash on attempting to instance a certain Macro FX. #2425
Fixed crash on applying Motion Blur Fx to level deformed by Plastic tool. #2446
Fixed crash on attempting to use vector replacement commands to invalid levels. #2469
Fixes crash on inputting blank vector level to the texture port of Particles Fx. #2459
Fixed crash on selecting frame in 2nd level of a column. #2486
Fixed crash on setting the camera Z value to 0. #2405
Fixed the linked fxs not updating properly. #2061
Fixed the viewer not updating properly when using Onion Skin. #2125
Fixed the viewer not updating properly when using Animated Guided Drawing. #2264
Fixed the viewer not refreshing when switching the scenes. #2288
Fixed the vector Brush stroke display issues. #2133
Fixed “OpenToonz” shortcut preset to match the default keys. #2100
Fixed loading raster level to attach the Raster Drawing Palette. #2184
Fixed the motion path stroke not displayed. #2188
Fixed tcomposer to handle UNC paths properly. #2173
Fixed the New Scene command to continue opening new scene after saving modified levels. #2225
Fixed floating Viewer / Combo Viewer windows failing to restore geometry on launch. #2287
Fixed studio palettes losing link-ability once they are loaded on the scene and overwritten. #2299
Fixed files not being loaded properly. #2324
Fixed the output settings preset not being loaded properly. #2316
Fixed importing an image renames it incorrectly. #2325 #2326
Fixed Color Model failing to properly pick up the style on high dpi monitor environment. #2330
Fixed line termination problem with mouse on toonz raster. #2332
Fixed the mesh visibility to be kept hidden when the current tool is changed. #2333
Fixed antialiasing by using level settings applied on toonz raster levels. #2370
Fixed playback slowness with opening Style Editor. #2367
Fixed initial pen contact drawn as separate stroke when using Windows Ink. #2282
Fixed pen behavior when using Windows Ink. #2382
Fixed deterministic initialization bug in Particles Fx. #2273
Fixed memory leak bug in Tracker tool. #2279
Fixed renaming PSD cell available. #2416
Fixed loading SVG file. #2345 #2358
Fixed hiding a column with hotkeys not blocking the action of the tools. #2365
Fixed vector stroke being saved with wrong line cap. #2374
Fixed empty column property issues. #2395
Fixed incorrect key frame cell pasting and redo. #2398
Fixed the pressure sensitivity lost issue. #2431
Fixed updating tool state on switching levels. #2428
Fixed the schematic group node to be displayed properly when maximized. #2403
Fixed reordering fx in the Fx Schematic causing nodes to move so far. #2407
Fixed Style Picker and Type tools invalid status on non-toonz levels. #2483 #2489
Fixed tool state improperly being disabled on secondary level frame. #2487
Fixed antialiasing of vector strokes. #2289
Enhanced the Viewer playback with Plastic tool deformation. #2123
Updated the font combo box to show actual fonts. #2080
Enabled to save and load DPI information of JPEG format. #2322
Improved JPEG quality. #2419
Added checking folder access on overwriting level. #2334
Modified the behavior of folder tree in the File Browser to search the special folders on moving folder location. #2312
Enabled to open the fx settings from the context menu of the Xsheet. #2337
Enabled inputting numbers in Xsheet cell to use the level in the following cells. #2199
Allowed the Pump tool for precise tapering on small objects. #2340
Removed mysettings.ini from user profiles. #2366
Allowed to use Increase / Decrease Step commands even if cell selection is lost. #2343
Enabled to reload PSD levels. #2415
Added more default interpolation types and added ability to change interpolation type from Xsheet. #2344
When loading a level file into the Xsheet/Timeline, the current frame will now switch to the first frame of the newly loaded level. #2375
Removed version numbers from file names. #2410
UI enhancement. #2034 #2134 #2192 #2241 #2268 #2378 #2476
Source refactoring. #2165 #2194 #2195 #2197 #2246 #2247 #2271 #2277 #2278
Build / CI scripts fixes & enhancements. #2208 #2245 #2313 #2394 #2414
Typo fixes. #2162 #2379
Docs / instructions updates. #2113 #2153 #2168
Translation updates. #2448 #2453 #2464 #2465
Improved sound quality for playback and scrubbing. #2244 #2472
Added Linux desktop data. #2210
For OS X users: Please make sure to uninstall all the previous versions of OpenToonz before installing V1.3 for OS X.
Adding the Clapperboard will lose compatibility of the scene file with the older versions of OpenToonz. Setting the duration to 0 will remove the Clapperboard data from the scene at all so that you can maintain the compatibility.
Special Thanks to:
Mr. Alvin Wong and the Krita Community for making the addition of Windows Ink possible.

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From describing here I dont get, it is full featured 2d animation software, using graphic tablets. It makes impression in me that it only works with scanned document. It is software, that is able to do any 2d animation you can image. It has advanced feature like for example: Motion tracking, automatic coloring, plastic tool, picture to mesh and many more. Its learning curve can take some time, lots of usual features are hidden for example (motion rotation and speed curves to edit), so learn this software take a while but result is priceless.
Here is only one example of one feature.
It is bit demanding on HW minimum requirements, but i think it is nowadays standard.

Review by Bernix on Oct 20, 2017 Version: 1.1.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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