Play Guide > Chapter 1: Using Toon Boom Play > About Toon Boom Play

About Toon Boom Play

Toon Boom Play is a very simple application to use. The two main items you will see in the interface are:

Top Menu
Playback Toolbar

In the top menu, you will find all the necessary commands for loading and previewing image sequences.

The Top menu is divided as follows:

Windows/Linux

File
View
Play
Help
Mac OS X

Play
File
View
Play
Help
For more details about the commands found in these menus, refer to Toon Boom Play Commands.

Use the Playback toolbar (located at the bottom of the player interface) to play your animation, loop your playback, navigate through your frames and change the playback speed.

The Playback toolbar contains a number of buttons and options, these are:

First Frame button

Click on this to go back to the first loaded frame of the animation. You can also do this from the top menu by selecting Play > First Frame.

Play Scene Backward button

Click on this to play the scene in reverse. It will start from the current frame and move in backwards to the first frame. Or select Play > Play Scene Backward from the top menu.

Play button

Click on this to play the animation. Or select Play > Play Scene Forward from the top menu.

Last Frame button

Click on this to go to the last loaded frame of the animation. Or select Play > Last Frame. from the top menu.

Loop button

Click on this to repeat your playback indefinitely. Or select Play > Loop from the top menu.

Start and Stop fields

Enter values in these fields to change the playback frame range.

FPS field

Enter a new value (in frames per second) in this field to change the playback speed.

Frame Slider

Move this slider left or right to scroll backwards or forwards through the playback frames.

Preroll check box
Click in the check box to enable the Preroll option and then enter the number of blank frames in the Preroll field. These frames will be added at the start of the playback.
Scale information

This indicates the ratio of the playback size you are currently viewing compared to the image Toon Boom Playe’s actual size.

The following buttons and menu commands are only used when Toon Boom Play is launched from Toon Boom Harmony:
Sound button

Click on this to enable sound in the playback. Or select Play > Enable Sound from the top menu.

Sound Scrubbing button

Click on this to enable sound scrubbing in the playback or select Play > Enable Sound Scrubbing from the top menu.

Related Topics 

Toon Boom Play Commands