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View Menu

The View menu lets you manipulate the view by zooming, panning, or rotating. You can also display the grid and change its size, use the onion skin feature to help with drawing, and set the preview resolution.

Command Description

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.

Zoom In

Zooms in the view.

Zoom Out

Zooms out the view.

Reset Zoom

Resets the view’s zoom to its default position.

Rotate View CW

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

Rotate View CCW

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

Reset Rotation

Resets the view’s rotation to its default position.

Look at Selected

Makes the Stage view perpendicular to a selected drawing layer, allowing you to draw on it. This is useful when rotating 2D layers in 3D space and the Stage view is no longer perpendicular to a Drawing layer, making it impossible to draw on it.

Reset Pan

Resets the view’s pan to its default position.

Reset View

Resets the view to its default position.

Reset Stage View To

Default Drawing Area

Resets the Stage view to show the default drawing area, which is the space situated inside the default camera frame (before the camera is modified).

Current Panel Overview

Resets the Stage view to show the current panel in its entirety

Camera Overview

Resets the Stage view to show an overview of the Camera frames. If a Camera movement was created in the selected panel, it will show the entire space within the camera movement.

Start Camera Frame

Resets the Stage view to focus on the starting camera position of the camera movement on the current panel.

End Camera Frame

Resets the Stage view to focus on the ending camera position of the camera movement on the current panel.

Point of View Mode

Lets you determine at which level the current position of the Stage view (zoom, pan and rotation) is remembered when you are flipping through panels.

Project Level

One global point of view for the entire project.

Scene Level

One point of view per scene.

Panel Level

One point of view per panel.

Grid

Show Grid

Displays the grid.

Grid Outline Only

Displays the outline of the grid only.

Underlay

Displays the grid under the drawing elements.

Overlay

Displays the grid over the drawing elements.

Square Grid

Displays a standard square grid.

12 Field Grid

Displays a 12-field size grid.

16 Field Grid

Displays a 16-field size grid.

World Grid

Displays a reference grid that remains the same size when you scale objects. This is useful when creating elements in your drawing and you need a reference point.

Extras

Camera Mask

Shows or hides a black mask around the scene’s frame to avoid seeing anything outside the Camera frame. This is handy when you are setting up the scene as it allows you to see the scene’s composition better.

Show Safe Area

Shows or hides the TV safety zone and the centre of the camera frame. The safe area adapts to the scene resolution, as well as the safety zone and frame’s centre.

Show 4:3 Safe Area

Shows or hides the TV safety zone and the centre of the camera frame for a regular 4:3 resolution. If you are working on a widescreen project, for example, you can easily plan in advance the conversion of your project to a TV format. This way, you can create your project to fit both resolutions.

Show 4:3 Area

Shows or hides the 4:3 resolution zone without the centre of the camera frame and TV safety zone.

Show Strokes

Displays the strokes in your drawings so that the invisible lines stand out.

Show Complete Camera Path

Displays all the related camera keyframes and paths in a scene. When this button is deactivated, the Stage view only displays keyframes that are contained in a panel.

Show Layer Path

If the current layer is animated, this displays the animation path of the layer in yellow in the Stage and Camera views, with notches along the path indicating the position of the layer on each frame of the animation.

Onion Skin

No Previous Drawing

Removes the previous drawing's onion skin and displays only the next drawing.

Previous Drawing

Displays the previous drawing.

Previous Two Drawings

Displays the previous two drawings.

Previous Three Drawings

Displays the previous three drawings.

No Next Drawing

Do not show the onion skin for all of the next drawings.

Next Drawing

Show the onion skin for the next drawing.

Next Two Drawings

Show the onion skin for the next two drawings.

Next Three Drawings

Show the onion skin for the next three drawings.

Show Only the Selected Layers

Only displays the onion skin for layers in neighbouring panels that have the same name as the currently selected layer.

Light Table

Turns on the light table so you can see Turns on the light table so you can see the previous and subsequent active layers in washed-out colours. It is useful for seeing the other layers when designing, animating or cleaning up your animation.

Realistic Preview

Gives you a live preview of shapes in Draw Behind mode, which is for painting behind existing art. When using this mode, strokes appear instantly under your work while drawing with the Draw Behind mode.