Pencil Editor Properties
When you select the Pencil Editor tool, its properties and options appear in the Tool Properties view.
These are the options available for the Pencil Editor tool:
|•||Lasso and Marquee|
|•||Pump Pencil Pressure|
|•||Deflate Pencil Pressure|
|•||Merge Pencil Lines|
|•||Reverse Pencil Thickness|
|•||Adjusting the Pencil Line Style|
|•||Working with Thickness Stencils|
|•||Adding Texture to a Pencil Line|
Choose between the Lasso and Marquee options to change the selection style of the tool.
|•||Click and hold [Alt] to temporarily switch from the current mode to the other.|
The Smooth operation lets you smooth out selected drawing strokes and remove extra points. You can also access this feature through the top menu, by selecting Drawing > Optimize > Smooth or press [Alt] + [Shift] + [S].
The Pump Pencil Pressure option is used to increase the line thickness of a selected area on a pencil line.
The Deflate Pencil Pressure option is used to decrease the line thickness of a selected area on a pencil line.
Pencil lines are central vector lines and it might be difficult to match pencil line’s tips properly to align them and make it look like it is one single line. With the Select tool, you can select several pencil lines and merge them as one single object using the Merge Pencil Lines option. It will take your lines and adjust the ends to form one single line.
The Reverse Pencil Thickness option will invert the thick and thin section on a selected pencil line. This option will take the thickest size on the line and apply it to the thinnest, and it will apply the thinnest to the thickest.
You can adjust the start, end, and joint style of a selected pencil line.
|•||Start: Lets you select the style of the start tip, which is the first tip you drew. You can choose between Round or Flat style.|
|•||End: Lets you select the style of the end tip, which is the last tip you drew. You can choose between Round or Flat style.|
|•||Join: Lets you select the joint style. The joints are where the line curves abruptly. You could also define the Join style as the corner style. You can choose between Round, Mitre and Bevel style.|
Toon Boom Animate gives you the flexibility to change the style and thickness of your lines even after they are drawn. You can apply preset
Pencil lines support texture. Once a pencil line is drawn, you can apply a preset texture or load your own. Textures are independent from Pencil
|•||Reshaping Pencil Lines with the Pencil Editor Tool|