Global inverse stencil

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Peter Wassink
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Global inverse stencil

Post by Peter Wassink » 04 Jun 2015, 15:18

you can inverse stencils individually

multiple layers with active stencils (positive or negative) can add or subtract from each other to achieve a combined stencil area.

how ever... only half of all possible results can be achieved using the stencil switches this way.

i ask for a global switch to invert the added result of the individually activated stencil layers.
that way we can skip the step of creating a mask layer using multiple stencils and then activate a stencil on that.

the option could be added to the stencil RMB menu
also the current stencil menu is lacking in options

the option invert stencils does not work very logicly
instead of inverting activated stencils it switches stencils off on layers that had one activated and activates the stencil on all other layers.
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Re: Global inverse stencil

Post by Peter Wassink » 19 Oct 2018, 22:22

ran into this one again.
its tricky to get your head around but the stencil set-up is missing some result options.
these are the current options when combining two layers:
stencil bug-revisited2.png
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i guess what i miss is the possibility to invert these results.
2 and 3 can be inverted (2>5 and 3>6)
but the rest cannot.
but i'm thinking that would only be achievable ig we could group layers with a stencil and inverse that group...something that seems to be a possibility only if we have layerfolders...


when i add a third mask layer thinks get very messy.
i tried to be systematic and noticed three times that some combinations gave identical results, while a host of results is not achievable with the current set-up.
for instance to get the inverse result of frame 5, a grid of white stripes, is currently not possible.
stencil bug-revisited3.png
Peter Wassink - 2D animator
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