How To > Interface

About the Interface

It’s important that you become familiar with the following elements of the user interface as this will help you to start using Toon Boom Harmony. You can learn more about the highlights described here, and how to use them in a production context, throughout this guide.

When you start Toon Boom Harmony for the first time, the default workspace is displayed. It contains all the main elements you need to use.

Views

Below are a short introduction to the most commonly used views in Harmony.

Interface Navigation

Toon Boom Harmony lets you zoom in, zoom out, rotate, pan and reset views for easy navigation of the interface.

The navigation commands in the table below can be used in the following views, with some exceptions:

  • Camera
  • Drawing
  • Perspective
  • Timeline
  • Xsheet
  • Node View
  • Function
  • Side and Top
  • Model
Command Action Access Methods

Zoom In

Zooms in the view.

View > Zoom In

Press 2

Roll the mouse wheel up (except in the Timeline and Xsheet views)

Zoom Out

Zooms out the view.

View > Zoom Out

Press 1

Roll the mouse wheel down(except in the Timeline and Xsheet views)

Zoom In or Out

Zooms in or out of the view.

Roll the middle mouse button up or down.

Hold down the Spacebar and the middle mouse button while dragging the mouse up or down.

Pan

Moves the view horizontally or vertically.

Hold down the Spacebar and drag in the direction you want to pan the view.

Reset Pan

Resets the view’s pan to its default position.

View > Reset Pan

Press Shift + N

Reset View

Resets the view to its default position.

View > Reset View

Press Shift + M

 

Reset Rotation

Resets the view’s rotation to its default position.

View > Reset Rotation

Press Shift + X

Reset Zoom

Resets the view’s zoom to its default position.

View > Reset Zoom

Rotate View Rotates the view. Press Ctrl+Alt (Windows/Linux) or Ctrl+⌘ (Mac OS X) and drag in the direction you want to rotate the view.

Rotate 30 CW

Rotates the Camera view 30 degrees clockwise, like an animation table.

View > Rotate View CW

Rotate 30 CCW

Rotates the Camera view 30 degrees counter-clockwise, like an animation table.

View > Rotate View CCW

Toggle Quick Close-up

Instantly multiplies the view's Zoom Factor by 4. For example, if the Camera View's Zoom Factor is at 100%, this will make it toggle between 400% and 100%.

Shift+Z

Toggle Full Screen

Cycles through the following display modes:

  • Normal Full-Screen: The main application window becomes full screen.
  • View Full-Screen: The selected view becomes full screen and all other views are collapsed.
  • Normal: The main application window is restored to its original size and collapsed views are expanded.

View > Toggle Full Screen

Press Ctrl + F (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ + F (Mac OS X)

Touch Interface

If you are working with a touch screen, or are using a tablet or trackpad that supports touch input, you can also use standard two-finger gestures to zoom, rotate and pan the Camera and Drawing Views. To be able to do this, you must first enable the Support Gestures preference.