User Guide > Timing


When you create hand-drawn animation, it is important to know how to set and modify the timing of your drawings. You can adjust the timing in both the Timeline and Xsheet views, depending on which technique you are used to working with. If you are a digital animator, you will probably use the Timeline view. If you are more of a traditional animator, you will probably work with the Xsheet view (exposure sheet). Animate Pro offers you both.

In this topic, you will learn how to work on your drawing’s exposure and length. The exposure and animation paths for symbols are covered in separate chapters.

Topics Covered 

Understanding the Timeline View on page 1
Xsheet View
Layers and Columns
Filling Exposure
Navigating between Frames and Columns
Managing Drawings
Tempo Markers
Annotation Columns
Printing the Xsheet
Element Manager
Timing Preferences