Call for testing: OpenToonz snap
According to the OpenToonz wiki, OpenToonz is "a 2D animation program released on March 26, 2016, as a free, open source version of the Toonz software used by professional animation studios such as Studio Ghibli. "
I looked into making a snap of OpenToons a long time back and I was recently reminded I hadn’t published it, so here it is.
How to install
snap install opentoonz --candidate
- This snap should work on all supported Ubuntu releases from 14.04 through 18.04 and 18.10 (dev), and indeed should work on any snap-supported distro. Feedback welcome.
- I haven’t heavily used OpenToons, but have poked at most parts of the user interface, and would appreciate feedback on any parts that don’t work as expected.
- As with most snaps, the default storage location is
$HOME/snap/opentoonz/currentbut you can open scenes from your home directory too. If you store them on removable media then you may want to:-
snap connect opentoonz:removable-media
Reported issues so far
- It’s slow to start - the opentoons shell script (supplied by upstream) does a little copying of files around before the application itself launches. That’s part of the reason for the slow first start.
- Can’t find ffmpeg. The application uses ffmpeg to render out video. ffmpeg is shipped in the snap, but OpenToonz can’t find it. Simply go to
File -> Preferences(or press
CTRL+U) then select
Import/Exportand in the field
FFMPEG Path, enter the following, manually.
/snap/opentoonz-morevna/current/usr/binif you’re using the OpenToonz - Morevna edition. Close and re-open OpenToonz and you should be able to render out MP4 video now.