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Creating a Simple Cut-out Animation

To create a simple cut-out animation, follow these steps so you can try out the animation tools you will learn in the next topics.

To create a simple cut-out animation:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Transform tool. You can also press [Shift] + [T].
2. In the Tools toolbar, enable the Animate mode so that everything you move will be keyframed automatically.
3. In the top menu, select Animation > Stop-Motion Keyframe so that the interpolation is not created automatically between your keyframes.
4. In the Timeline view, collapse your character.

5. In the Timeline view, go to the frame where you want to set your first pose.

6. In the Camera view, select the parts to animate.

7. Using the Transform tool, rotate, skew, scale or translate the selection to its new position.

A new keyframe appears in the Timeline view.

8. If you want to make sure that nothing will move on your new pose, in the Timeline view, select the frame corresponding to the pose,right-click and select Add Keyframe. You can also press [F6].
9. In the Tools toolbar, enable the Onion Skin feature.
10. In the Timeline view, go to the frame where you want to set your second keyframe.

11. In the Camera view, animate your character.

12. Repeat this process until all your poses are done.

Related Topics 

Selecting Layers to Animate or Position
Animating Using the Transform Tool
Animating Using Computer-generated Interpolation
Using the Onion Skin in Cut-out Animation