Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Deviant Core Member obtusityMale/Australia Group :iconfirealpaca-users: firealpaca-users
FireAlpaca + Medibang users!
Recent Activity
Deviant for 6 Years
13 Month Core Membership
Statistics 51 Deviations 2,289 Comments 41,973 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Doob Brushes by obtusity Doob Brushes :iconobtusity:obtusity 27 0 Colouring inside the lines: More choices by obtusity Colouring inside the lines: More choices :iconobtusity:obtusity 25 5 Copy and flip in FireAlpaca (and MediBang Paint) by obtusity Copy and flip in FireAlpaca (and MediBang Paint) :iconobtusity:obtusity 90 9 3D Perspective layers in FireAlpaca 1.6 by obtusity 3D Perspective layers in FireAlpaca 1.6 :iconobtusity:obtusity 149 18 Using AlpacaDouga by obtusity Using AlpacaDouga :iconobtusity:obtusity 60 13 Why do I get quality loss when resizing? by obtusity Why do I get quality loss when resizing? :iconobtusity:obtusity 22 8 Speech balloons II: FireAlpaca and MediBang Paint by obtusity Speech balloons II: FireAlpaca and MediBang Paint :iconobtusity:obtusity 38 2 Reset FireAlpaca - visual guide by obtusity Reset FireAlpaca - visual guide :iconobtusity:obtusity 9 5 Palettes by r3v-chris by obtusity Palettes by r3v-chris :iconobtusity:obtusity 249 46 Symmetric-inator brush, FireAlpaca/MediBang Paint by obtusity Symmetric-inator brush, FireAlpaca/MediBang Paint :iconobtusity:obtusity 33 10 Quick introduction to animation in FireAlpaca 1.5 by obtusity Quick introduction to animation in FireAlpaca 1.5 :iconobtusity:obtusity 631 273 Outline and glow on Android MediBang Paint by obtusity Outline and glow on Android MediBang Paint :iconobtusity:obtusity 70 8 Outline and glow revisited by obtusity Outline and glow revisited :iconobtusity:obtusity 66 5 Brush sync in MediBang Paint by obtusity Brush sync in MediBang Paint :iconobtusity:obtusity 22 2 Brush scripts, MediBang Paint / FireAlpaca by obtusity Brush scripts, MediBang Paint / FireAlpaca :iconobtusity:obtusity 76 11 Shadow tutorial for FireAlpaca and MediBang Paint by obtusity Shadow tutorial for FireAlpaca and MediBang Paint :iconobtusity:obtusity 195 18

Favourites

A Bunch of Free Bitmaps [50+] by Soulsplosion A Bunch of Free Bitmaps [50+] :iconsoulsplosion:Soulsplosion 1,209 297 Peng's All-BS Guide to Drawing Fire by penguinpyro Peng's All-BS Guide to Drawing Fire :iconpenguinpyro:penguinpyro 23 9 Custom Brush - Rectangle Watercolour by Beginneratart Custom Brush - Rectangle Watercolour :iconbeginneratart:Beginneratart 291 48
Journal
Medibang Paint Pro/FireAlpaca brushes : Fur Prt1
Download the image [full size]. Make sure that it is 250 by 250 Bmp. 
Open the file in Medibang. [ Not sure about how FireAlpaca is set up]
Go to add brush bitmap, third on the bottom. Go to file from canvas.
Copy the settings on the side if you like the outcome.
If not mess with the settings yourself.
fur brushes are weird and some only seem effective when you go in a clockwise motion.... basically left to right.... :Bummies: If I don't have at least 10 brushes up here that means that I'll be updating the journal:Bummies: 



:iconDrawPlzForum:DrawPlzForum
:icondrawplzforum:DrawPlzForum 294 58
Tutorial for Line Art in Medibang Paint Part 3 by crochetamommy Tutorial for Line Art in Medibang Paint Part 3 :iconcrochetamommy:crochetamommy 45 6 Tutorial for Line Art in Medibang Paint Part 2 by crochetamommy Tutorial for Line Art in Medibang Paint Part 2 :iconcrochetamommy:crochetamommy 47 9 Tutorial for Line Art in Medibang Paint by crochetamommy Tutorial for Line Art in Medibang Paint :iconcrochetamommy:crochetamommy 81 21 MultiColor Pens for FireAlpaca/MediBang Paint!! by relma2 MultiColor Pens for FireAlpaca/MediBang Paint!! :iconrelma2:relma2 447 86 Flower Tutorial with Multicolor Brush by rimirinchan Flower Tutorial with Multicolor Brush :iconrimirinchan:rimirinchan 67 5 Firealpaca Gradient Tutorial pt. 1 by pasteloween Firealpaca Gradient Tutorial pt. 1 :iconpasteloween:pasteloween 92 36 9/1/16 by Fierying 9/1/16 :iconfierying:Fierying 114 12 firealpaca tree by mclelun firealpaca tree :iconmclelun:mclelun 478 20 Hair Brush/ Flat Brush Tutorial on FireAlpaca by rimirinchan Hair Brush/ Flat Brush Tutorial on FireAlpaca :iconrimirinchan:rimirinchan 259 37 Wheat Brush by Serpentha by PurrGnat Wheat Brush by Serpentha :iconpurrgnat:PurrGnat 200 0 Adding Tones to Comics by medibangadmin Adding Tones to Comics :iconmedibangadmin:medibangadmin 294 8 commission 110 by grimay commission 110 :icongrimay:grimay 29 8

Groups

Activity


Journal

No journal entries yet.

deviantID

obtusity
Australia

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconatsusakaneytza:
AtsusaKaneytza Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I have a question!
I have a concept for a brush that I'd like to make for FA/MBP, but I would like to actually try my hand at making it myself. Would you be willing or able to walk me through how to script a brush? If not, I totally understand, and I appreciate whatever reply you can give.
Reply
:iconobtusity:
obtusity Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
Sure, happy to help. However, past midnight here, its been a long day, and I have to do intelligent troubleshooting tomorrow, so right now I'm heading to bed. If you haven't seen it, I have a set of tutorials on brush scripts here: obtusity.tumblr.com/post/14652… Talk to you again tomorrow night!
Reply
:iconatsusakaneytza:
AtsusaKaneytza Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm looking at them right now. Thanks for the reply, and I hope you get some good rest!
Reply
:iconobtusity:
obtusity Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
Please send any questions about brush scripts, but the basic idea is start with a skeleton of:

function main(x, y, p)
   return 0
end

Then add whatever code you need into main to accomplish your desires.

... and I know that's worse then saying "draw a stick figure, then add all the details to draw what you want", but without a more specific direction (or at least an art style) that's about all you can say.

A better starting skeleton might be something like:

lastDrawX = 0
lastDrawY = 0
firstDraw = true

function main(x, y, p)
 local width = bs_width()
 local updateDist = width

 if not firstDraw then
   local distance = bs_distance(lastDrawX - x, lastDrawY - y)
   if distance < updateDist then
     return 0
   end
 end

 local r, g, b = bs_fore()
 local opacity = bs_opaque() * 255
 bs_ellipse(x, y, width, width, 0, r, g, b, opacity)

 lastDrawX = x
 lastDrawY = y
 firstDraw = false

 return 1
end


... and replace the bs_ellipse with whatever you want to do.

Alternatively, start with one of the examples at d.hatena.ne.jp/MDIAPP/20100311

Warning: brush scripts can do amazing things, but they have limits, in the same way computer-generated music is still mostly terrible compared to human-composed music - they can only work within the one layer, they do not work well, if at all, with bitmaps, and they can be slower than other brushes. There are probably other limitations also.
Reply
:iconobtusity:
obtusity Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
If you are using Notepad++ (a good editor on Windows for editing brush scripts), go into Settings, Style Configurator and add the user extension bs to automatically add syntax highlighting for .bs files. Other programming editors will vary in how they do this.

Npp by obtusity
Reply
:icond3rpman03:
d3rpman03 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey its me again, i just checked that if i had the pressure opacity thing on and it is but im still having the same problem
Reply
:iconobtusity:
obtusity Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
Is the opacity slider for the Pencil brush set to 100% (the slider beneath the brush size slider), and is the layer set to 100% opacity and Normal blending mode? These can affect the appearance of the Pencil brush.

You can also double-click the Pencil brush and tick the box for Force Fade In/Out to force tapering and transparency at the ends of strokes (depending on the other two checkboxes).
If you are after a grainy pencil brush, here's how to make one.

Have you also lost pressure variation? Do you still get wider strokes when you press harder with your pen?

My pressure fixing process:

Try restarting your computer.
The latest version of FireAlpaca (1.7.5) adds Windows Ink compatibility, so it might fix a lot of tablet issues. Use the Help men, About to check your version,

Try the latest tablet driver from your tablet manufacturer web site (and restart your computer after installing it).

Next, try File menu, Environment Setting, and change Brush Coordinate from Use Tablet Coordinate to Use Mouse Coordinate.

If your tablet software allows it, and if you are using Windows (I don’t know whether Macs have any equivalent), turn off Windows Ink/TabletPC services. Wacom (under Mapping) and Huion have this option, I don't know about others.

Also turn off other tablet services built into Windows or your tablet software, such as Pen Flicks (the Pen and Touch applet in the Control Panel) or long-press or press-and-hold or hard-press for right-click (try the Pen and Touch applet in the Control Panel and/or your pen settings control applet, which might be in Control Panel, or in the system tray in the right lower corner, or maybe in the start menu). Screenshots instructions here (somebody else's bad language, for which I apologise, but they document the process very well): i.imgur.com/Viuhhok.jpg
Reply
:iconrooki-once-more:
Rooki-Once-More Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Recently I'm working on an animation project. I don't know it's the files too big or what. Then it stated to have these problems:
-Firealpaca not responding/ stop responding
-Cannot copy layers
-Unable to save
Reply
:iconobtusity:
obtusity Featured By Owner Edited Mar 25, 2017
Animated GIF is really designed for small animations - small dimensions (anything over 500 pixels is probably too big) and small number of frames.
For larger animations, a movie format is better (MP4, MOV, AVI, etc).

If you look at many commercial animations, they will often only do 2-5 seconds before changing camera view, so work in smaller chunks of a few seconds each and combine everything in your video editor.

FireAlpaca is a paint program foremost, and the animation feature is an add-on, not it's main focus. FireAlpaca is also only 32-bit, so it can only access a limited amount of memory.
Serious animation software is 64-bit and focussed directly on animation.

See also A specific FireAlpaca file won't re-open properly for some workflow suggestions for working around some of your problems.

If you are working on a serious animation rather than a small "toy" animated GIF, you might want to consider serious animation software such as OpenToonz (for something free and raster-based).
For animation, I am a big fan of the commercial vector/raster hybrid software Moho (formerly Anime Studio), although many also like Toon Boom Harmony. For a free equivalent, see Synfig Studio.
Reply
:icongrimmskullthemad:
GrimmSkulltheMad Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, I re-opened a project I was working on, and every time I erase it erases the background too and leaves some white and grey checker board pattern...
what happened, and how do I fix this?
Reply
Add a Comment: