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Onion Skin

What's a Onion Skin ?

Onion skinning is a 2D animation technique used to see several frames at once. By doing so, an artist can see through the frames, compare the keyframe and the inbetweens and refine its animation. 

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This effect is achieved by making frames translucent and projecting them on top of each other.​

The artist can decide on how to create or change an image based on the previous image in the sequence.

Onion Skin in Pixelyz ?

Pixelyz has an extensive onion skin effect. It can be enabled in the pie menu or a in the top buttons on the animation timeline. 

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Select an animation layer and hold the A key on your keyboard. You should see a pie menu with the onion option. 

This toggles the onion skin effect. It's the easiest way to enable the onion skin.

You can open the timeline using the menubar and pressing the timeline icon.

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Timeline Icon

See several animation frames at once. Use the onion skin to refine your animation.

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Toggle the onion skin effect 

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Open the onion skin panel 

Onion Skin

The onion skin panel is comprised of two parts. You can control the number of visible frames and the color of those frames.

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Button toggles the onion skin effect. Green is enabled.

The frame slider controls the number of visible frames.

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Control the color of before and after frames. You can also change the overall opacity of the onion frames.

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