+2
Planned

Transport Controls and Flipping

IanJTurner 5 years ago updated by Fhil Andrei DeLeon 9 months ago 3
Whilst the ability to flip using the timeline thumbnails is fantastic, I feel that the addition of dedicated transport controls would be really useful.  With Play, Pause, Step Forward and Step Backward. I find that stepping forward and back using the timeline thumbnails is much too fiddly.

Also, a dedicated Flip button would be great, where pressing the button would play a user defined number of frames once and then return to the current frame - and pressing and holding the button would repeatedly loop the set number of frames until the button was released, whereupon it would return to the current frame. For traditional pose to pose animation techniques, this would be a killer feature!

Answer

Answer
Planned
Awesome feedback. It's a pleasure to read. You provided detailed information and usage scenario that really helps us see how this is useful and beneficial to the animator. You described the essential feeling we want to convey with FlipaClip. This is a planned idea.
Perhaps I should expand on the Flip button idea; if, for instance, I had a key drawing on frame 12 and a key drawing on frame 14 and I was working on an inbetween drawing on frame 13, I could set the Flip button to play just those three frames (or a few more if required) and it would play and loop just those frames and always return to frame 13 when it was released, so I could draw - flip - draw - flip etc.  - keeping an eye on how the movement is progressing without losing momentum or concentration.

This is a feature that very closely mimics the way one animates traditionally with pen and paper, so one that would be great for FlipaClip.

Of course ... being left handed I'd like the possibility to have this button on the right, or even on a bluetooth keyboard!
Answer
Planned
Awesome feedback. It's a pleasure to read. You provided detailed information and usage scenario that really helps us see how this is useful and beneficial to the animator. You described the essential feeling we want to convey with FlipaClip. This is a planned idea.

Great idea!!. Looking forward for the update..