Use a Tone effect to add a dark-coloured region to your drawing and simulate the shaded area away from a light source. To produce the tone effect, create a drawing to control where the tone will appear. The Tone effect uses a matte to determine the shape and position of the tone on your drawing and can be blurred at the edges to create a softer effect.

For information on all effects, check out the Online Help. The Tone Effect is shown here as an example.

Use the Tone editor to control the type and amount of blur, as well as the colour of the tone.

Truck Factor: Activated by default, this option readjusts the blur when the elements undergo a change of depth or scale. When this option is disabled, the effect's values will remain unchanged regardless of depth or scale changes. It is recommended that this option be disabled when multiple drawings are composited and attached this effect.
Blur Type (Directional or Radial):
If Directional is selected, Animate Pro will blur the matte in the direction you select.
If Radial is selected, Animate Pro will blur the edges of the matte evenly around points that make up the edge of the matte.
Radius: Enter a value for the size of the blur. The larger the value, the greater the blur effect. The blur radius is affected by the drawing scale and camera position.
Directional Angle: If you select a Directional Blur Type, you can select the direction of the blur by entering a value from 0 to 360 in this field.
0: Blurs the image to the west.
90: Blurs the image to the south.
180: Blurs the image to the east.
270: Blurs the image to the north.
Directional Fall-off Rate: The distance where the blur fades from the edge of the image. Select a value between 0 and 1.
A fall-off rate of 0 causes the blur to fade out slowly, distributing the blur evenly from the edge of the character to the farthest edge of the blur.
A fall-off rate of 1 causes the blur to fade out quickly so that the blur is heaviest closer to the edge of the image.
Invert Matte: Activate this option to invert the matte used to create the tone.
Use Matte Colour: Uses the matte shape colour to create the tone.
Multiplicative: Multiplies the tone colours with the background.
Red/Green/Blue/Alpha: In the RGBA fields, you can enter the value you want added to or subtracted from the colour channels in the drawings or you can attach these values to function curves.

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Using Effects