Onion Skin Ideas

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Just wanted to re-iterate a few ideas on the onion skin functions, now I've had plenty of chance to try out the new design.

  • I really think a dedicated onion skin on/off toggle button on the main canvas would be worth the screen space. I know there's a handy keyboard shortcut, but it's not always convenient to be using a bluetooth keyboard, and this is one function that is turned on and off almost constantly when animating.
  • If there were a button next to the visibility button on each layer, where you could enable/disable the onion skin for that layer, that would be excellent. Generally, you only want the onion skin showing on the layer that you are working on.
  • The Skip Frames sliders  are excellent. I use them all the time. Unfortunately, they're currently three clicks away, buried at the bottom of the onion skin options. I think they should be on the main onion skin dialogue pop up, alongdide the Frames before/ Frames after sliders.

I agree, I posted the same idea here:


The onion skin needs either to be toggle-able on a per layer basis or to reflect the opacity setting of the layer so that layers that are being used for tracing do not fill the canvas with unwanted onion skin content.


Yep,  onion skin needs to be more accessible for those not using a keyboard. 

Igor Mitrovic
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