Work in progress: basic animations with SpeedyPainter

Simple test of a new ‘work in progress’ feature I’m planning to add on SpeedyPainter: the possibility to create simple frame-by-frame animations. The feature is still in its early stages, quite experimental for now, I hope to provide more updates soon 🙂

SpeedyPainter v3.4.6 – bug fixes and cleaner interface

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SpeedyPainter is a lightweight painting software for Windows.
You can freely download it from here

Improved image filtering – SpeedyPainter v3.4.5

SpeedyPainter v3.4.5 uses a better algorithm for alpha blending. This new solution allows to avoid image artifacts with image filtering, allowing to reduce the image graininess when zooming in and out from the image original size.

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Image filtering comparison between SpeedyPainter v3.4.3 and v3.4.5

SpeedyPainter v3.4.2 – Improved mirror tool

The new improved mirror tool allows to create images like the one below, by selecting a number of 2 repetitions, and deselecting the ‘mirroring’ flag.

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Video:

 

SpeedyPainter v3.4.1: autopan and autozoom during replay

In this version, during replay, the camera smoothly pans and zooms across the canvas in order to focus on those areas currently being painted.

Hippo study – SpeedyPainter v3.4.0

Hippo Study

Hippo Study

Video of the drawing process:

‘Power of hands’ – drawing done with SpeedyPainter

power of hands

power of hands

Trying to add more details to a previous drawing I did some time ago. The drawing is done using SpeedyPainter.

I used a wonderful photo by Ivan Grlic as a reference, the original image is available here.

Video of the drawing process:

“SpeedyPainter” is a simple and lightweight painting software. It is written in C++ and uses the OpenGL graphics library.
You can download it for free here:
http://speedypainter.altervista.org/download.html