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  • In reply to: Broken line

    November 27, 2022 at 7:36 pm #5149
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Oh! That’s great BK!

    I just checked and it seems my email to you, with the solution that I wrote many days ago, for some reason never left my email server. Then I could have saved you the trouble of reinstalling. Sorry. Hopefully it was worth it for other reasons.

    Anyway, happy animating!

    Cheers,
    Niels

    In reply to: Broken line

    November 20, 2022 at 1:56 pm #5133
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Hi BK,

    Yes, I think I know what that is. This happens on a few older kinds of on board graphics cards. I have a solution. Please send me an email, then I can email you back with a file and a few steps you must go through. My email address is the one you got your activation key from.

    Best,
    Niels

    In reply to: Speed dial annotations

    November 15, 2022 at 8:32 pm #5129
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Hi Bert,

    I haven’t put that much thought into that I must admit – the tool tips are a standard system thing. The position is the same for the other tools in the tool bar and controls bar as well. And actually the same in other programs and for the rest of the system I believe.

    It does make sense to have them NOT below, but above the tool though. I agree. I wonder if it is possible to change a setting in the OS preferences or if we can change it for Animation Paper. I’ll have to look into this… πŸ˜‰

    Thank you!
    Niels

    In reply to: First impressions

    November 15, 2022 at 8:23 pm #5128
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Thank you so much for your nice words and for your list!

     

    I can tell you that some of it is already there. I’ll comment on your points below…

    – The pen tools do have close-to-each other shortcuts too! The erasers are 1,2 and 3 and the pencil/marker/brush are 4, 5 and 6.

    – Hovering the curser over the tool will actually show the “tool tip” – ie the name and the shortcut. Maybe you didn’t wait long enough for the first tool tip to appear? The next ones are instant, so you can “browse” around.

    – Buttons in the X-Sheet are on our todo list. Coming soon! But already you can right click and get everything as a context sensitive drop down menu. Be aware, that the menu changes depending on what you are hovering over (1 – thumbnail (aka drawing), 2 – column (layer) or 3 – other area inside the X-Sheet.)

    – I don’t remember hearing from others that the grid is hard to see. I suspect it depends on your monitor settings of course. It might be a good idea to include some kind of opacity adjustment though. Noted! Thanks!

    – Ruler, lines. Sure! It’s on our list!

     

    Looking forward to being able to release updates including these things – to make life just a little bit easier for you and others! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks again!
    Niels

    In reply to: Inserting Frames

    November 11, 2022 at 6:49 am #5115
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    OK, thanks a lot Alan.

    I will have a deeper look into this. I see the need. To create this functionality can seem simple on the surface, but it can have all kinds of implications. So it is a matter of doing it right. It have to be straight forward for the user. I like this challenge πŸ˜‰

    It is all noted and added to our todolist. Thanks again Alan!

    Best,
    Niels

    In reply to: Inserting Frames

    November 10, 2022 at 5:20 pm #5113
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    OK, I see. Are you using the layers (colours) for different parts of a drawing, like torso, head and arms of a character?

    In reply to: Copying & Pasting issue

    November 4, 2022 at 8:32 pm #5107
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Hi Dave,

    So the “proper” way to do the next drawing is to start with a blank and use the lighttable – and trace the part you need to reuse. This way you do not multiply the data – and you won’t have any problems. Of course the lasso works as well as long as you don’t keep lassoing, stamping, lassoing, stamping, and so on many times in the same drawing.

    I do appreciate that some people like to use the lasso a lot – especially of course if you are using your mouse. This is why we have now made an option for the user to drop the built up vector data. This will completely take care of your problems in your situation. You will not be able to transform and scale without some degradation/blurring (normally you can scale all you want and all lines keeps crisp and clear), but at least you will not have this locked up situation.

    This will be part of our next release (alpha 8) coming soon.

    Best,
    Niels

    In reply to: Auto save option

    November 2, 2022 at 11:15 am #5099
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Yes, others have asked for that too. It’s on our list. Thanks for mentioning it though! Important for me to get a feeling for how many people miss something. Thank you!

    In reply to: Closing the Customize Backlight window on a Mac

    November 1, 2022 at 6:40 pm #5097
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    I believe this has changed at some point (window type). Anyway you are right. I’ll put it on our todo. Thanks for noticing these small things! Those are actually just as important to get right.

    Thanks,
    Niels

    In reply to: Cursor issue

    October 31, 2022 at 6:45 am #5093
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    OK, thanks!

    In reply to: Cursor issue

    October 30, 2022 at 8:38 pm #5091
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Thanks a lot for this Bert. Yes,Β the cursor is supposed to go back to the tool you had before, so there must be an issue here. What OS are you on?

    In reply to: Resize drawings

    October 27, 2022 at 7:28 pm #5089
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Thanks a lot Bert. Appreciated!

    In reply to: Resize drawings

    October 27, 2022 at 10:03 am #5087
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    And by the way! When you scale up stuff in Animation Paper, it doesn’t degrade or gets blurry. It will rerender all your drawings at full crisp resolution. When you experiment with it, you will see it is sort of magical! πŸ˜‰ You can try it with the lasso as well. Pick up something, and scale it up, then stamp it down and you’ll see. Maybe you already did that. πŸ˜‰

    In reply to: Resize drawings

    October 27, 2022 at 9:59 am #5086
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Thanks a lot, Bert!

    It depends on what you mean. You can take your entire scene and resize it, so if you are working in 2K, you can go to 4K or vise versa. To or from any odd resolution you want. You can choose to crop or resize proportionally, etc. This is all done by going to File -> Scene Settings…

    We are also working on doing floating selection (lasso) transformations on multiple or all drawings in a layer. Maybe that is what you are seeking. This is planned to be implemented in one of the next releases.

    As a workaround for now, if you want to say, scale an animation up, but keep it in the same scene resolution (I mean, your drawings will fill the frame more), you can do it like this: Using “Scene Settings” I talked about above, scale your animation up, by choosing a custom resolution that fits your wanted scale (like 150% or what ever). When done, then you can go back to Scene Settings and choose your original resolution, and select the option “crop/center” to crop off the excess room at the edges. I hope this helps and makes sense!

    Let me know how it goes!

    Best,
    Niels

    In reply to: Importing a reference drawing

    October 27, 2022 at 6:59 am #5084
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Hi Ruth,

    Thanks for asking about it.

    You are right, you can not resize, draw or use the lasso tool on any reference. We are actually going to do a resizing mechanism, so in one of the next alpha releases you will be able to do exactly that.

    For now, I suggest you fix your reference image elsewhere (photoshop or other image software you might have). So make it fill the HD frame as you want it, then save it as png and import it again into Animation Paper.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,
    Niels