Timeline View

To set your animation timing, you will mostly work with the Timeline and Xsheet views. It is extremely useful to become familiar with the Timeline view, how it works, and its interface.

Throughout this chapter you might notice slight differences between your interface and the images used to demonstrate the procedure. This is because the images are taken from Harmony Stage. Sketch is a subset of Harmony Stage.

The Timeline view is the main view used when adjusting the timing of drawings and ordering layers. The Timeline view displays layers, scene length, layer names, drawings and frames.

Timeline View

The Timeline view allows you to read your timing from left to right. It represents the scene’s elements in their simplest form. You can also see the layers and their names, as well as the drawing’s exposure. The drawing name is displayed when you place your pointer above the drawing’s exposure.

Timeline View Drawing Name