In previous report I have mentioned that I am doing some small improvements for OpenToonz.
My intention is to make some improvements to make it more user-friendly, according to our usage experience during production of Morevna Episode 2. This is actually the same thing I did for Synfig when I was producing Morevna Demo and Episodes 3 & 4.
Another idea I would like to get done as part of production of Morevna Episode 2 is to implement a major feature for OpenToonz, which will allow to use it for animation planning and pre-production – an Editing Table.
To understand what I am talking about take a look at the similar feature in TVPaint:
This feature will allow fast creation of storyboards and animatics in OpenToonz, with a smooth transition from pre-production to production.
This will also make OpenToonz a kind of replacement for WonderUnit’s Storyboarder (which is open-source, but not actually free software).
At the moment I am still at phase of research, but some first results are already promising. In fact, OpenToonz has a lot of functionality already prepared for such feature.
I plan to start on implementing this feature during one of my streams. Will keep you updated about the progress.