This introduction video shows you a little of everything so you can get an idea of what FlipBook can do and how easy it is to it.
FlipBook does everything you need to do it let’s you:
PAN, ZOOM, & ROTATE
This training video covers the fastest and easiest ways to paint your animation with DigiCel FlipBook.
This video shows how to select part of an image from a cel and cut or copy it and paste it back into a cel and then move it, scale it, squash and stretch it or rotate it before dropping it permanently into place.
AutoFill is an amazing feature that let’s you paint your entire scene in a few seconds. Just pick a color, select the layers that you want to paint and let her rip. Every enclosed area in the entire scene will be painted in a matter of seconds. AutoFill should be the first step in painting every scene. Paint what you can with AutoFill and then do the rest with our other powerful painting features.
Whether you call it opaquing or hidden line removal, AutoFill does it. Now you can watch your pencil tests without seeing the background through the character. And for an even better view of what’s going on in the scene paint each layer a different color by running AutoFill on each layer separately. Now you can exactly what’s going on in each layer without the background showing through your characters.
AutoFill is also perfect for painting frames or scenes where the same color is used in lots of different places in the frame, like a brick wall or splash or a frame full of bubbles.
AutoFill actually floods the entire frame with the selected color and then erases everything that isn’t enclosed. So the only thing left to do is to erase the negative space.
This feature lets you use the number keys to determine how many frames you want to paint at once. Just pick the fill tool, pick your color then put the cursor inside whatever you want to paint and press a number key on the keyboard. FlipBook will paint the color into that spot in as many frames as you choose. If you press 3 it will paint 3 frames. If you press 7 it will paint 7 frames. And if you press 0 it will paint all the way to the end of the scene.
FlipBook’s Drag n Fill feature saves you tons of time painting things that are connected and the same color. Imagine painting a brick wall. If you had to click in every brick, who knows how long it would take. But with Drag n Fill you can just drag the fill tool through all the bricks and it will fill them all without you ever having to lift the fill tool.
Speed Painting lets you paint one object all the way through the scene as quickly as possible. Just pick your color and select the fill tool then hold down the shift key while you paint. FlipBook will automatically advance to the next frame as quickly as possible so all you have to do is click in the object you want to paint. So now painting is just a mater of click, click, click and it’s really fast.
Changing tools and colors in order to paint one entire frame wastes time and opens the door for mistakes. But if you pick one object and paint it all the way through the scene then you don’t have to change tools or colors and you’re less likely to make a mistake.
Use the tracing pen to trace over the lines when you want to change the line color. You can make the tip large so that it will cover the lines as you trace. It will only change the color of the lines without changing anything else about them.
If you hold the shift key down when you touch the tracing pen to the line then all of the adjacent lines will instantly be painted to the selected color. If you want to trace a lot of the lines but not all of the lines you can trace over the points at each end and then shift click in the middle to change the color of the line between the those two points.
FlipBook can automatically create, paint, blur and position cast shadows for you. All you have to do is make the first one look like you want and FlipBook will do the rest.
Automatic Rim Lights