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Palette Operations

When you launch Toon Boom Harmony connected to the database, you can have access to the Palette Operations dialog box. The Palette Operations lets you clone, rename or delete palettes.

To open the Palette Operation dialog box:

1. Launch Toon Boom Harmony and login on the database. Refer to Connecting to the Database.
2. Click on the Close button to close the Database Selector dialog box.
3. Select Tools > Palette Operations.

The Palette Operations dialog box opens.

 

To clone a palette in the Palette Operation dialog box:

1. Select the palette you want to clone at the location and level it was stored in.

 

2. Click on the Clone button.
3. A Warning dialog box opens.

 

Click in the checkbox beside Don't show this message again if you want to prevent the dialog box from opening every time you do this operation.
4. Click on the Yes button to continue or click on the No button to cancel the palette cloning operation.

The Palette Browser dialog box opens.

 

5. Select the location level where you want the new palette to be stored.

 

6. Name the new palette.

 

7. Select a Palette List option:

 

Scene Palette List
The Scene Palette List is mainly used with cut-out animation. A cut-out character will often be divided in twenty to thirty different drawing elements that use the character's master palette.
The palette list is stored at the scene level instead of the Element directory. This way, all palettes linked to this list will appear in every drawing element created in the scene. There is no need to manually load the palette in each element.
Element Palette List
The Element Palette List is mainly used with traditional and paperless animation. Unlike cut-out animation, all columns (drawing elements) contain different characters, props, backgrounds and effects. The Element Palette List is used because you do not necessarily want all of the palettes for all of your elements linked in every column.
The palette list is stored in the drawing element's directory instead of directly in the Scene level. This ensures that the links to the palettes appear only in the appropriate element. If you prefer to access a global palette list, link your palettes to the Scene Palette List.
8. Click on the OK button.

To rename a palette in the Palette Operation dialog box:

1. Select the palette you want to rename at the location and level it was stored in.

 

2. Click on the Rename button.

A Warning dialog box opens.

 

Click in the checkbox beside Don't show this message again if you want to prevent the dialog box from opening every time you click on the Rename button.
3. Click on the Yes button to continue or click on the No button to cancel the palette renaming operation.

The Rename Palette dialog box opens.

 

4. Rename the palette.
5. Click on the OK button.

To delete a palette in the Palette Operation dialog box:

1. Select the palette you want to clone at the location and level it was stored in.

 

2. Click on the Delete button. A Warning dialog box opens.

 

Click in the checkbox beside Don't show this message again if you want to prevent the dialog box from opening every time you click on the Delete button. It is not recommended to disable the warning message in this case. Deleting a palette can not be undone.
3. Click on the Yes button to continue or click on the No button to cancel the palette deleting operation.

Related Topics 

Connecting to the Database.