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Scanning and Importing Drawings

Once your scene length is set, you can start scanning drawings and importing them into Harmony in one of the following ways:

A bitmap image is an image composed of pixels that are both size and resolution dependent. In Harmony, you can scan an image as a bitmap drawing.

You can turn bitmap images into vector drawings, while maintaining the sketchiness of a pencil line or into vector images with a bitmap fill. Both options can add life to an animation, which straight vectorization with smoothing does not usually afford.

Overwriting Drawings

At times, it might be more efficient to create a scene and fill in the exposure sheet before scanning. Then you can simply scan your drawings to fill in the necessary cells in the exposure sheet. Note that when you start scanning, the drawings are named sequentially regardless of whether there is an exposure or not in the Xsheet.