Madsjuul has created a fantastic script for all to enjoy which works in conjunction with the new "Apply current image .. etc." button, which is a new feature of the new Animator's Panel. He calls it Tracker and it automates all the functions of this new button with the strange, long sentence name.
The Tracker will automatically rename any frame when you click on the icon AUTO. After you copy and paste these renamed frames into other parts of your timeline and then create a duplicate layer underneath, using the CL button of your Instance Panel (ready2clean) you can begin coloring your frames. After completing the coloring of frame one you press the "T" icon which will cause all instances of this frame to appear under all the instances you had previously copied and painted.
There is a second "T" (green) icon, which will further automate the Tracker. When you click on it after you have finished coloring a frame, it will automatically copy this frame to all the its instances along the timeline and move to the next instance. I have assigned this button to replace my former keystroke "Advance to next image" because if you use it on a single timeline with no coloring involved, it will function as a plain old "move to the next image"
But after using the Tracker script you decide that you have to redraw one of the renamed frames, you can do this and after you hit the keyboard to advance to the next frame, all instances of your drawing will show the changes you had made in the first one. This means that when you give your project to another person to color for you, they won't have to do anything different than just color and advance to the next frame using the key command you have created for them. When they arrive to a duplicate of a frame they had already colored, it'll be there; colored and ready for the colorist to move to the next image. It's ingenious!!!
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Last edited by Paul Fierlinger
on Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:16 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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