Paperless Animation Preferences

When working in paperless animation, there are some preferences you can set in the Preferences dialog box to make your work easier and faster.

Task Tab Section Option, button or parameter

If you use the Shift and Trace feature frequently, you can assign custom shortcuts.

Shortcuts Drawing Mode

Shift and Trace Drawing Move Down

Shift and Trace Drawing Move Up

Shift and Trace Drawing Reset Position

Shift and Trace Drawing Toggle Peg State

Shift and Trace Drawing Toggle Visibility

Shift and Trace Move Tool

Shift and Trace Rotate Tool

Shift and Trace Scale Tool

Shift and Trace Toggle Manipulator

Shift and Trace Toggle View

You can change the colours for the onion skin and other elements. You can also change the colour of the key and breakdown markers displayed in the Timeline view.

General Colours Edit Colours
Drawing Colours Edit Colours

When naming your drawings in the Xsheet or Timeline view, you can set a preference to name your drawings based on their frame positions, which facilitates the creation of key poses (for example, a drawing created on frame 1 is named "1", a drawing created on frame 5 is named "5").

Exposure Sheet Drawing Creation Use Current Frame as Drawing Name

In the Drawing and Camera view, you can work in Line Art and Colour Art, or an Advanced Art mode that supports Overlay Art and Underlay Art layers.

Advanced Advanced Options

Support Overlay and Underlay Arts

Refer to the Preferences Guide for complete descriptions of each option, button and parameter.