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Pencil packages

Pencil is a open-source software for making traditional (frame-by-frame) animation. Now we packaging Pencil too, because we using it intensively for producing animation sketches (animatics). for RPM-based distributions (Fedora, Red Hat, Mandriva, etc.): 32bit: pencil-0.4.4b-54.morevna.1.i386.rpm 64bit: pencil-0.4.4b-54.morevna.1.x86_64.rpm for Debian-based distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, etc.): 32bit: pencil_0.4.4b-54.morevna.1_i386.deb

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What’s up?

You may notice decreasing of post count here lately. No, we’re not dead – just busy working on the project! Lots of news and unfortunately completely no time to write about.

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Happy Birthday

One year passed by since morevnaproject.org was born… It was a really good year. Many things happened. Amazing things. Yes, the project is far from completion… but you still here, our dear reader, and that means what your hope for us is not lost. Thank

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Demo Snapshot: March 2009

Almost six months passed by since the last snapshot – half of a year. You won’t see much changes in this snapshot – few shots drawn, new lightning model for the battle episodes… What have been really done during that period? The best way to

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Ivan Tsarevich – Character Layout (reworked)

Ah, my bad, changes, changes again. ^_^” During the past months Ivan character have been heavily reworked. And yeah, some parts of the Demo need to be corrected. But… this is The Path. I promise this is the last significant change in the characters appearance.

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Synfig Studio packages update (svn2354)

Synfig Studio packages have been updated. Please grab them from the packages page. Major reasons to upgrade: Integrated support for “magick++” render target. More info: The “magick++” render target could be used for rendering gifs. During the discussions on WIPs we often use gif files

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Merging draft images

Here’s a video about merging two similar images with different size/rotation in Synfig Studio. One image contains corrections for another, so it’s important to properly combine them together. Synfig has a few tricks allowing to handle this task with grace.

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Morevna Packages

OpenSource software could evolve really fast and dramatically change behavior from version to version. Those changes could produce regressions. That’s why it is necessary for all Morevna Project  members to use the same versions of production software. Blender is included in the repositories of all

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Stickman animation

During the drawing of keyframes for scene 20 we decided to concertize the motion of Ivan by using stickman. Generally, making stickman in Synfig is a simple task, but this one – with forward kinematic. We made two videos about the process. First video is

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Contributor’s Guide

When you are about to contribute to any project the main question is where to begin with. Working in collaboration on the Morevna project implies the use of various open-source tools. Git, wiki, make… All this stuff could confuse even the ones who are more

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