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Importing Images

There are 4 types of images we can import into FlipBook. There are backgrounds,cels, overlays and movies. Backgrounds are typically painted in full color on paper. They are always opaque and they always go in the back or on the bottom if you think of stacking up the images. Cels are the line drawings that the animators ...

Importing Line Drawings as Cels

Traditionally, the animator's drawings are copied onto transparent material, called cels, and then the lines are traced over in ink so they show up well. Then the painters paint on the back of the cels so the lines are always in front and so the painters never actually touch the lines. FlipBook duplicates this process by ...

Importing Backgrounds

Background images can be full color, 24-bit images but they can also be gray scale if that's what you want. Each image in the xsheet is automatically held until it is replaced by another image or stopped by inserting a blank image so you do not have to copy and paste the background image into every frame. To import an ...

Importing Overlays

If you want to import color images into the foreground they should be 32-bit images with an alpha channel. The alpha channel determines which part of the image will be transparent to let the background and other stuff behind the image show through. Select Import as Color Overlay. If your images don't have an alpha ...