TicTacToon: A Paperless System for Professional 2D Animation

Abstract : TicTacToon is a system for professional 2D animation studios that replaces the traditional paper-based production process. TicTac- Toon is the first animation system to use vector-based sketching and painting: it uses an original method to transform a pen trajectory with varying pressure into a stroke of varying thickness, in real- time. TicTacToon provides resolution independence, a virtually in- finite number of layers, the ability to dynamically manage perspec- tive and sophisticated support for reuse of drawings. Other innova- tions include replacement of the rostrum model with a 3D model and integration into the overall 2D animation production process. TicTacToon is in daily use by 2D animation studios for a wide range of productions, from commercials to television series and even a feature film. The user interface enables professionals to sketch and draw as they do on paper. Over 100 professional ani- mators have used the system over a period of two years and most need less than an hour before beginning productive work. TicTac- Toon eliminates most tedious tasks and frees professional animators for more creative work.
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Jean-Daniel Fekete, Érick Bizouarn, Éric Cournarie, Thierry Galas, Frédéric Taillefer. TicTacToon: A Paperless System for Professional 2D Animation. SIGGRAPH '95 22nd International ACM Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Aug 1995, Los-Angeles, United States. pp.79--90, ⟨10.1145/218380.218417⟩. ⟨hal-00911849⟩

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