Importing Palettes and Models
In order to paint your background, you have to load the location colour model and its corresponding palettes. Prior to the painting process, the colour stylist creates the palettes and models and stores them in colour model templates and colour model scenes—see Colour Styling and Colour Models.
Once your background layout is imported, you can start painting it. If you already created the location colour model in Harmony, you can load the required palette. If not, see Working with Palettes to learn how to create a colour palette.
Importing a Colour Model Template
A good method of importing a palette is to import a template from the template library that contains the location colour model and master palette. This template should be created when you are creating your colour styling and colour model for your project. If you did not create any colour models, you can create your colour palette directly in the scene.
Once the templates are created, you are ready to import them in your scene. Import the templates from the template library to make the models and their palettes available in your scene. Then you will be able to load the palettes in the corresponding drawing element and the colour models to the Model View.
|1.||Open the scene to ink and paint.|
|2.||In the Library view, browse to the colour model storage folder.|
|3.||Select the corresponding colour model template.|
|4.||Drag the selection to the Timeline view.|
|‣||If you drop the selection in the Timeline's left side, new elements and modules are created.|
|‣||If you drop the selection in the Timeline's right side, the information is inserted into existing elements. In order for the template to combine with existing elements, the structure needs to be consistent. If it is not possible to merge the elements together, move on to the Timeline's left side to create new elements.|
When you import a template in a scene, there is no link between the library and the scene. Instead, a copy of all drawings, effects, trajectories, and so on is created. This means that you are free to modify anything copied to your scene without affecting the original.
Loading Palettes and Models
Importing the colour model template in your scene creates a new drawing element. Importing also updates the master palettes; these palettes are now local to the scene.
If you are painting a drawing sequence, you can refer to the visual model to know where colours go, especially if the palette uses many colour swatches. Use the Model view to load the colour model so you can see it at the same time as you paint.
|1.||In the Timeline or Xsheet View, select the desired colour model drawing.|
|2.||From the Model View menu, select Model > Use Current Drawing As Model.|
The colour model is loaded in the Model View.
Once your model is loaded, you can import palettes in your drawing element.
|1.||In the Xsheet or Timeline view, select the drawing element in which you want to load the palette.|
|2.||Do one of the following:|
|‣||In the Colour view menu, select Palettes >Link.|
|‣||In the Colour view toolbar, click the Link Palette button.|
The Palette Browser window opens.
|3.||Select the location where the palette file is stored; it is usually at the Scene or Element level.|
|4.||If you are working in Advanced Palette List mode, decide how you want the palette loaded: as a Scene or Element palette list.|
In the Colour view of the drawing element, the palette appears in the palette list.