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Animation features GUI list

Animation Docker


  1. Control current time and playback parameters
  2. Control playback range
  3. Create/Copy/Remove current frame
  4. Activate "Auto Frame Mode" which creates a frame on the first stroke on it
  5. Configure onion skins

Timeline Docker


  • active layer — a highlighted row in the table. One can change active layer by clicking on the layer's name at the left header. It is not possible to change a layer by clicking inside the table for not disturbing user when scrubbing on the timeline
  • current time — a highlighted column in the table. Shows current image time.
  • active frame — a frame of the active layer at the current time position. Active frame is always marked with a small circle inside. All editing operations happen with this frame only! WARNING: don't mix it with current selection!
  • current selection — just a selection. Can be created by mouse or keyboard. One can right-click on it to get a context menu to add/remove frames at that position. WARNING: active frame should not necessarily be a part of the selection; painting happens in the active frame, not in the selection
  • cached frames — the gray rectangles at the top header show if the corresponding image frame is cached or not. Cache is used for 1) playback; 2) scrubbing.
  • framerate — the ruler at the top is divided into small sections, multiples of the framerate. Multiples of the framerate has double-line mark, and smaller counts have small single-line marks
  • animated layer — after creation of the first frame on a layer, the layer becomes animated, that is you can see the initial frame on the timeline
  • layers in timeline — layers can be shown or hidden from the timeline by selecting the corresponding item in the right-click menu

GUI actions

  1. Horizontal header
    1. click: switch time + select frame of the active layer
    2. rclick: menu (insert/remove/clear columns)
    3. click+drag: switch time + select frame of the current layer (scrub)
    4. shift+click: select column
    5. shift+click+drag: selection multiple columns
  1. Vertical header
    1. click: select layer
    2. rclick: menu (add/remove layer, show/hide layer)
  1. Frames Table: empty area.
    1. click: select single frame + switch time + *don't* switch layer
    2. rclick: menu (insert/copy frame)
    3. click+drag: select multiple frames + switch time to the latest + *don't* switch layer
    4. shift + click: select contiguous frames
    5. ctrl + click: select sparse frames
  1. Frames Table: area on existent frame.
    1. click: select single frame + switch time + *don't* switch layer
    2. rclick: menu (remove frame)
    3. click+drag: *move* a frame or multiple frames
    4. ctrl + click + drag: *copy* a frame or multiple frames
    5. alt + click+drag: shift the frame and all its right-hand-side frames to the right or to the left until the previous keyframe (stretch the previous frame)
  1. Frames Table: all
    1. space+click: pan
    2. space+rclick: zoom