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Guides View

The Guides view enables you to manage drawing guides for a given storyboard panel. Use Drawing Guides to assist you in creating a drawing with perspective.

Guides can be added, selected, renamed, deleted, cut, copied, pasted and reordered. Guides can also be exported to a file and re-imported later.

NOTE: For a description on how to use Drawing Guides, refer to About Drawing Guides.
Icon Name Description
Enable Guide Turns On/Off the Drawing Guides. This is the master switch.
Align with Guide

When enabled:

  • The Brush, Pencil, Line and (optionally) Eraser tools are constrained by the Drawing Guide to draw/erase straight lines only.

When disabled:

  • The drawing tools are not constrained by the Drawing Guide, allowing you to do freehand strokes. The guide acts as a visual aid only.
Lock Guide Locks the editing of a Drawing Guide to prevent its accidental modification while drawing.
Enable Guide with Eraser Toggles the use of Drawing Guides with the Eraser tool.
Full Cursor Display

When enabled:

  • Drawing Guide axes extend to the edge of the drawing area.

When disabled:

  • Drawing Guide axes are short.
  • Drawing Guide axes disappear while drawing a stroke.
Show Reference Lines Toggles the display of a visual reference consisting of lines that converge towards the vanishing point(s).
Number of Lines Adjusts the reference line density.
Guides List
New Guide

Adds a new Drawing Guide to the list. Your options are:

  • Square grid
  • 1-point perspective
  • 2-point perspective
  • 3-point perspective (bird’s eye view)
  • 3-point perspective (worm’s eye view)
Delete Guide Deletes the selected Drawing Guide(s) from the list without adding it to the clipboard.
Guides View Menu See Guides View Menu
Perspective Guides

Displays the scene's list of guides and allows you to select which guide to work with.

See About Drawing Guides