That’s weird! It shouldn’t be doing that and I’m afraid I’d have no idea why. You can save your shortcuts though, if you go to configure them and go File > Save Keymap so that you don’t have to redo em every time. The best I can think of is you maybe had a problem with the installation? I’m sorry I can’t be more help!
Yep! You just have to go to Project > Modify Project and it’ll create a new file for you. This will really lower the quality of the drawings though, just like anything when you blow em up to a bigger size
Ah interesting, thanks for the extra feedback!
Hmm I’m not really sure why it’d be doing that! I got another question on just how to upload a background from Photoshop into TVP so I’ll go through that and maybe it’ll help?
What you do is go File > Load, browse to your file and load it! I think PSDs will just open automatically with all of the layers and transparency intact, but if you choose an image file, this will pop up!
Make sure you click the New Layer tab at the bottom, check Single Frame if you want it to be an image layer, uncheck if you want it to be an anim layer, and you should be good to go!
To have your single frame of BG stay there for the entire length of the animation, click this lil arrow in the timeline and select Hold:
So I’m honestly not sure why it wouldn’t be workin for ya! Maybe if TVP is just referencing another file that’s just open and not saved in another TVP window, but that’s really all I can think of. That’s a noodle scratcher, sorry I can’t be more help!
It took me a stupid long time to figure it out, but yes there is a way! I use Maya at work and I like how you can use < and > to flip between keyframes and alt + < and > to go frame by frame so I really wanted to figure out if I could do something similar in TVP. I set it up so < and > go frame by frame and k and l go to keyframes, but that’s just cos that’s where I keep my hand while animating!
You just have to go to Edit > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts: Configure. I have , set to Layer: Go Left and . set to Layer: Go Right. k is set to Layer: Exposure: Prev and l is set to Layer: Exposure: Next. I also have / set to Layer: Clear as a quick way to make new frames as I’m animating!
It’s pretty easy, you just go to File > Export Project To… and these are the settings that I use:
I work at 1280x720 but change it to 720x405 just for quick lil tests. Then click Export and this’ll pop up:
Pretty straightforward! I always go with .mov for my animations cos Quicktime is the best to step frame by frame through stuff. These settings have never steered me wrong, it’s all pretty basic and should publish your animation at the best quality for uploading or importing to After Effects/Premiere for further editing.
For gifs, all you have to do is change the format up at the veeeery top to GIF and go from there. I recommend changing the dimensions of it to like 500px wide though, at the most hahah. I find I usually have to edit them down for filesize in Photoshop though in order to make it uploadable to tumblr.
What I would do is use the crop tool!
and put in these settings
(put the width and height to whatever your canvas size is and check Lock Aspect AFTER you fill em in)
Now click and drag anywhere in the red box to where you want your animation to move to in the canvas. The red box will be your new stage area. This will create a new file with your animation intact. It WILL, however, remove any held frames and convert them to key frames. Bit annoying to fix if you have a long animation, this is why it’s important to plan ahead. 8) But not too bad if you just have a short lil animation, plus it keeps your previous file intact. Hope this helps!