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XSheet

Timing By the Numbers

FlipBook makes timing out your xsheets as easy as can be. Select any thumbnail and press a number key (1-9) on the keyboard to set the number of frames for which you want it to be displayed. If you want it to hold for more the 9 frames, just press the spacebar and enter the number in the popup dialog. FlipBook will even ...

Slide Timing

One of the many ways that FlipBook provides to make it easy for you to edit your xsheets is the Slide feature. Just press the Alt key and then slide any thumbnail up or down and all the thumbnails below it will follow so you can move them all at once. And for even more power you can select several adjacent levels and ...

Cut, Copy and Paste

You can cut, copy and paste anything you can select. Select a cel, a row, a column or a range and then use either the menus, the icons or the shortcut keys to cut or copy the selection. Then click in the xsheet to select place where where you want the thumbnails to go. If pasting creates duplicate cels then you will be ...

Delete Frames

There are several ways to delete frames from the xsheet and they all start with selecting the frame(s) that you want to delete. From there you have 3 of options. 1. You can press the delete key if your keyboard has one. If you hold the delete key down while one or more empty frames is selected then FlipBook will continue ...

Add a Level

Sometimes you need to add another level after you've already created your scene. In FlipBook you do this by going to the Edit menu and selecting Append Level. This will append another lever to the left side of the xsheet so the new level will be in front of any other levels you already ...

Insert Frames

There are several ways to insert frames into the xsheet and they all start with selecting one or more frames at the point in the xsheet where you want the new frame(s) to go. From there you have 3 of options. 1. You can press the insert key if your keyboard has one. If you hold the insert key down while one or more ...

XSheet Introduction

The XSheet is FlipBook's timeline. Traditionally, animators have always used a vertical timeline because that's how film goes through the projector. So every row is a frame and every column is a level. Levels are like layers but FlipBook has layers within levels so we use both terms for clarity. Double click on any cel ...