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Animation

Animation in Pixelyz

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In Pixelyz, you can do pixel art animation using vector graphics and traditional digital painting.

Thanks to the flexible pipeline you can easily animate different art styles. 

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The animation tool comprises the animation timeline and the onion skin menu. 

Animation Timeline

In Pixelyz, the animation is controlled with the animation timeline. 

Only animation layers present in the current animation appear in the Timeline.

You can access the timeline menu using the menu bar button timeline.

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Timeline button

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Timeline button

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The Timeline button is composed of several icons: 

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Create a new animation in a new tab

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Create a new keyframe

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Duplicate current key at the current frame

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Delete current keyframe at the current frame

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Toggle onion skin effect

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Open onion skin effect panel

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Auto key

The last button at the top of the timeline panel is the auto key or record button.

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You toggle this button so everytime the current frame isn't on a key (red rectangle) if you change anything on the vector, a new keyframe will be selected.

Playback button

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To play the animation you can press Return on your keyboard or you can use the playback buttons. They are the usual buttons to control the playback.

They are at the bottom of the timeline panel. 

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Toggle on to loop the animation