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Toon Boom Play Commands

The load and playback commands are located in the top menu. Each command is described in this section.

File
View
Play
Help
Mac OS X Play

This section describes the File menu commands.

Load From Folder

This command opens the Load Playback dialog box where you can select one or more images to load in the player.

Load From Database

If you are connected to the Database, this command opens the Database Selector window where you can select an image sequence to load in the player.

Reload Frames

This command opens the Load Playback dialog box and indicates which frames are loaded. You can select which frames you want to reload. Use the Reload command to load frames that are currently opened in the player and that were modified since they were loaded.

Unload Frames

This command opens the Unload Playback dialog box and indicates which frames are loaded. You can select which frames you want to unload.

 

Quit Play

This command exits the application. On Mac OS X, this command is located in the Mac OS X Play menu.

This section describes the View menu commands.

Zoom In

This command zooms in to the loaded images to view them closer. In lower right hand corner of the interface, you can see the relative zoom level compared to the image’s original resolution.

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Zoom Out

This command zooms out of the loaded images to view them smaller. In lower right-hand corner of the interface, you can see the relative zoom level compared to the image’s original resolution.

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Reset Zoom

This command resets the zoom level to 100% or Loaded File Properties

Loaded File Properties

This command opens the Loaded File Properties dialog box. This displays the format, path and resolution information of each loaded image.

Image

This command displays the images in normal mode with all their colours.

Matte

This command displays the image’s matte, also known as the alpha channel. All transparent zones are displayed as black and all fully opaque zones are displayed as white. Zones that are semi-transparent are displayed as grey.

Play

This section describes the Play menu commands.

Enable Sound

Use the Enable Sound command to include the soundtrack during playback. This command is only available when the application is launched from Harmony.

Enable Sound

Use the Enable Sound command to include the soundtrack during playback. This command is only available when the application is launched from Harmony.

Enable Sound Scrubbing

Use the Enable Sound Scrubbing command to listen to your sound frame-by-frame. This command is only available when the application is launched from Harmony.

First Frame

Use the First Frame command to set your current frame to the first frame of the loaded image sequence.

Go to Frame

The Go to Frame command sets your current frame to any frame you input in the Go to Frame dialog box.

Last Frame

The Last Frame command sets your current frame to the last frame of the image sequence.

Next Frame

The Next Frame command sets the current frame to its following frame.

Previous Frame

The Previous Frame command sets the current frame to its previous frame.

Start Frame

Use the Start Frame command to control the starting frame of the playback range.

Stop Frame

Use the Stop Frame command to control the end frame of the playback range.

Loop

The Loop command repeats the scene when it reaches the last frame during playback.

Play Scene Backward

The Play Scene Backward command plays the animation from the current frame to the first frame.

Play Scene Forward

The Play Scene Forward command plays the animation from the current frame to the last frame.

Playback Speed

The Playback Speed allows you to change the frame rate of the playback.

Stop

Use the Stop command to stop the playback.

This section describes the Help menu commands.

Help

This command opens the Toon Boom Online Help where you can find useful indexed and searchable information on the operation of the Toon Boom Play module.

About

This command opens the About dialog box providing information related to the application version.

On Mac OS X, this command is located in the Mac OS X Play menu.

This section describes the Mac OS X play menu commands.

Note: This menu is only available for the Mac OS X version.

About

This command opens the About dialog box providing information related to the application version.

On Mac OS X, this command is located in the Help menu.

Quit Play

This command exits the application. On Windows/Linux, this command is located in the File menu.