Scanning by Placing the Drawings Manually

You can scan a drawing by placing it on the scanner registration pegs yourself. If the drawings you want to scan are too large to fit in the scanner’s automatic document feeder or do not feed properly due to rips, wrinkles, or folds in the drawing, you can manually peg the drawings.

However, this mode does not scan each drawing automatically when you click the Preview button.

How to scan by manually pegging drawings

1. Select one of the following options from the Feed menu:
Pegged: Scans the drawing from the flatbed. Click Scan for each drawing.
Pegged (Many): Scans the drawing from the flatbed every five to ten seconds (depending on the time required to process the drawings).
2. Check the Drawing List to see which drawing you are scanning next. It will appear highlighted.
You can select the drawing you want to scan by pointing to the desired drawing in the Drawing list, and clicking Scan.
You can reverse the order of the Drawing list by selecting Edit > Reverse List Order.

The Drawing list sorts the cell names from your exposure sheet alphanumerically. You should keep this in mind when assigning names to these cells, otherwise, you may need to resort your drawings so the Harmony can assign them in the correct order.

3. Lift the scanner cover and place the drawing face down on the scanner glass with the peg holes of the drawing positioned on the registration pegs bar on the scanner. This should be the paper drawing that corresponds to the drawing highlighted in the Drawing List.

You can place both 12 field and 16 field paper on the same registration pegs on the scanner. The Field menu in the scanner’s setup options defines the paper size being scanned.

4. Close the scanner cover, making sure the paper lays flat against the glass, free of wrinkles and folds. You are now ready to scan the drawing.
Never scan a drawing while the scanner cover is open. If you do, large black areas can appear around the edges (similar to a photocopier with the lid open). The scanner interprets this extra black area as part of the drawing, which drastically slows the vectorization process. If by mistake you do scan a drawing with the cover open, you can go to the vectorize queue and delete the entry before it starts processing. Refer to the Toon Boom Server Guide to learn more about this.
5. Click Scan.
If you set the scan mode to Pegged, the scanner scans the drawing, then stops and waits for you to change the drawing and click the Scan button again.
If you set the scan mode to Pegged (Many), the scanner continues to capture a drawing every five to ten seconds (depending on how long it takes to process each drawing).

While the scanner captures the drawing, the Scan button becomes inactive.

You can interrupt the scan by clicking Stop—see Stopping the Scanning Process.

When the scan is complete, the captured image appears in the Harmony. In the Drawing list, the drawing is indicated as 'scanned' and the next drawing to scan appears highlighted.

6. If you set the scan mode to Pegged (Many), wait for the scanner to stop after each drawing and place the next one before it starts again.