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About Guide Layers

The guide layers are ordinary drawing layers named in a way that will associate them with the 3 sliders of the pose copier. These layers will need to be incorporated inside the template for the sliders to work when activating the pose copier script.

You need to create three drawing layers for the three sliders to work. These will need to be named accordingly including a dash character. Suffixes may be added after the dash for additional information as seen in the example above.

  • slv- for the vertical layer that will be used for the tilt
  • slh- for the horizontal layer which will be used for the turn
  • slx- for the second horizontal layer that will be used for the lipsync

In those guide layers, you will need to create empty drawing cells. These frames will represent the different slider positions to which you will have access in the pose copier. The guide layer frames need to match the character's frames if they are to show an accurate view of the information that will be pasted.

In the example above, the slh (horizontal) slider contains 5 frames. The horizontal sliders are read in alphabetical order from left to right. You can add numbers to display them in the desired order.

  • 1front
  • 2quarter-front
  • 3side
  • 4quarter-back
  • 5back

The slv (vertical) slider contains 3 frames. The vertical slider works in alphabetical order from the way down and moving up, hence the numerical prefix.

  • 1down
  • 2mid
  • 3up

The slx (expression) slider contains 5 frames. Each of these frames holds different combinations which will be used for the different sliders to access the frames of the template.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

For example, setting the slh (horizontal) slider to 1front, the slv (vertical) slider to 3down and the slx (expression) slider to B will display a front pose, looking down, using the B mouth.

NOTE: To learn more about the Pose Copier dialog box, see Pose Copier Dialog Box