There are several ways of animating in Painter – using nothing but the canvas or by using layers in various degrees of complexity.
By placing an object or drawing on a layer and moving it into different positions in the simplest way of creating an animation. This would be a good first step if you haven’t created a Painter animation before – this tutorial will take you through this process step by step.
The first part will create a brush stroke of paint on the canvas – using frame-by-frame drawing. The second part will then add the brush which will be placed on a layer and moved along the existing stroke.
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