Chapter 68: Advanced Preferences

Parameter Description
Advanced Options

Support Overlay and Underlay Arts: When enabled, options to manipulate overlay and underlay arts are available.

Advanced Display: Enable or disable the Advanced Display mode.

Advanced Palette Lists: In the Advanced section, you will find the Advanced Palette Lists option. Enable this feature to switch your palette list to advanced mode. The Advanced Palette Lists mode is used to create and store palettes in the Scene or Element Palette List.

Restore Current Selected Drawing On Undo: If a drawing other than the current one is being affected by an Undo command, the system will display the affected drawing when this is enabled.

Advanced Element Mode: Displays more options in the Add Column dialog box and the Column Properties dialog box.

Auto-rename Elements: Auto-rename Elements: Controls whether to rename the element whenever the corresponding module name in the Network view or layer name in the Timeline view is changed.

Support CMYK in PDF/Illustrator Import: Lets you import PDF and AI files that were created or exported in CMYK mode. The colours of the resulting imported image may still not look 100% faithful to its CMYK original due to the RGB conversion. It is recommended that you convert these files to RGB images before importing them into Toon Boom Harmony. Disabling this option will cause all the colours of the imported image to be displayed as red to indicate that the file was not converted to RBG prior to import.

PDF/Illustrator Import as Separate Layers: Imports the different groups/elements of the PDF or Illustrator file as separate layers. For Illustrator files, the import will use the top level group as separate layer names. Deselect this option to import PDF or Illustrator file as a single layer.

Element Module "Animate Using Animation Tools" Default Value: If you know that you prefer to work in the style of version 7.3 or earlier, or if you intend to substitute many drawings throughout your animation, you might wish to uncheck the Animate Using Animation Tools Default Value option. This way, you will not have to do it every time (through the Layer Properties) for each new drawing layer that you create.

Compress Saved Keyframes: Compress key frame values when there are no changes between adjacent key frames. The resulting project is not compatible with versions of Harmony prior to Harmony 11.