Lasso tool blur issue

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  • Not a bug

When I use the lasso tool to move an image without having to re draw each frame (I make gacha animations as a hobby). A friend had the same issue, and I looked up the problem yet found no results. What are any steps I can take to resolve this? If nobody knows, FlipaClip, please update this.

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Dusan Kolic
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  • Not a bug

Unfortunately, there is not much we can do because this is just how raster images behave. 

Raster images are images that contain pixel data. They aren't vector images where you can resize without losing quality.

So why is this happening? Well... selecting a part of an image and copying and pasting it and copying it again and pasting it again should continue to copy and paste the same pixels without losing quality.

Now the issue is when the selected image is copied and then rotated or scaled. Once the rotation or scale happens it changes the individual pixels. Those pixels will never be the same as they loose some of the original details. That is why when you copy and paste and then copy the newly pasted image the image keeps getting blurry as it loses information, essentially loses quality.

So the issue isn't really fixable. But how can the user avoid these issues?

  1. Always copy from the original source, not an already modified pasted image. Some animators create a frame with all the parts of a character and refer to it to copy elements.
  2. Make the canvas size bigger to have more pixel data so it's harder to notice the pixel degradation.

Hope this makes sense!

Best,
Dusan

Dusan Kolic
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Hello,

Would you mind being slightly more specific about the problem you are having so we can better understand how to fix this? What is the exact issue that you have with the laso tool? If possible please provide us with a screenshot or even better a video recording of your issue.



Thank you,

Dusan

OhTako

OhTako

that’s the 29th frame, 10 layers, 15fps.

Dusan Kolic
Quote from OhTako

that’s the 29th frame, 10 layers, 15fps.

Could you please explain what exactly is happening?

OhTako

as I move the layer with lasso tool across frames, it progressively gets blurrier. The end result is extremely blurry. I have duplicate layer enabled, so each layer is a copy of the one behind it, so I move it up a little bit using lasso tool.

Dusan Kolic
Quote from OhTako

as I move the layer with lasso tool across frames, it progressively gets blurrier. The end result is extremely blurry. I have duplicate layer enabled, so each layer is a copy of the one behind it, so I move it up a little bit using lasso tool.

Can you share with me a screen recording of your problem so I can understand it better and try to reproduce it on my side?

Thank you very much!


Best,

Dusan

OhTako

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I don’t know if this makes a difference but I have premium for FlipaClip

Dusan Kolic
Quote from OhTako

0E7DC33C-BD30-49DE-930B-BF4159EE754E.mp4


I don’t know if this makes a difference but I have premium for FlipaClip

Can you please create a new project and draw something simple and see the results, is the issue same there also?

OhTako

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Same issue but a lot less noticeable, the other one was 10 layers and photos uploaded, this is one layer and drawn with circle tool

Chibi Anne

i also have the same problem :/