Ooooooh, holy crap! I just had a crazy awesome idea. I’ve been working on my art brush tool, implementing the ideas I laid out in my previous post. It got me thinking about some of the possibilities with the sort of changes I’m making. I could create more tools that expand the possibilities.
Here’s my crazy idea: animated art brushes.
Ahem. Let me put that another way.
ANIMATED ART BRUSHES!
Here’s how it would work. An animated brush symbol would be just like a normal brush symbol – all the art would have to be raw shapes on the first layer. The difference is that you could have more than one frame of art on that first layer. The frames could be applied in sequence to subsequent strokes. You’d apply it by selecting a range of frames and running the tool. It would apply the frames of the animated brush to the strokes in those selected frames.
What would you do with such a tool? I leave that up to you, but the possibilities stretch out before us like a gleaming possibility-filled thingamajig.