I have been using Painter for many years. Started using it in Windows when it was version number 3. I still use the 2016 version running on my desktop and on my Surface Pro 3.
One reason for me using Painter, from the very thing beginning, was the animation/movie in Painter. Today I never use that any more. I use some other software. RoughAnimator and Krita, (some times ClipStudio and SketchBook) when it comes to hand drawn 2D animation.
Next program I will buy is Animation Paper. The new release is soon to come. >First there will be a beta this spring and then a full release in August. Then, I guess, I will use Animation Paper all of the time for animation, but not for painting backgrounds and such. Painter is such a good painting program and can be used for backgrounds, for characters and objects design. They can later be used for for animating in some other software.
The picture below is a part of a background painting for an animation I am working on. The rocks will be floating in the air, slowly moving as the camera is panning along the landscape, A rocket scooter will pass, and...
I am just an old amateur interested in animation, painting and illustration. Using both traditional and digital tools. Painter is only one of them.
Animation in Painter? Anyone? Or anyone interested in animation in this forum?
I just started planning a new short anim for the fun of animation, making the pictures move... That is fun for me. The idea came from someone elses illustration, I don't remember who made it and where I saw it. A house in the woods it was. And I liked it. I made a quick sketch in my notebook of the house, used my phone to scan the sketch and Painter to edit it. The house is the main character in my short animation.
Here is the house with some more details and colour...all made in Painter. Now I just need some trees, ground, sky and clouds before I animate it at the Insta size 1080x1080 px. to make it move!
That's beaut! Those painter textures are good for the soul, I reckon.
Thank you! I like the looks of "natural paint" look that is easily done using digital tools in Painter. Mostly I use the Oil Pastel that is very responsive to the textures (the grains) in Painter's papers, or my own scanned papers.