Create a New Layer

TVPaint Animation offers the possibility to work with several layers. With a bit of practice, this will make your work much easier. You don't have any limits on the number of layers you can create.

To create a new layer you can :

• Select Anim Layer in the Layer > New Layer Presets main menu.
• You can also use the keyboard shortcut [Ctrl+N]

Our Timeline now has two layers : the character's layer and the newly created layer.

You can also use the New button in the Timeline. As for the Layer menu, click on Anim Layer. The others functions will be explained in the following lessons.

If you are an experienced user of TVPaint Animation, you knew the Image and XSheet layers.
The Image layers are no longer used in the software.
The XSheet layers, will be explained at the end of this manual, in lesson 22, because this feature, while still there in the software, is less and less used. The Timeline is indeed much more intuitive and user-friendly. This old feature is no longer displayed by default, as explained in lesson 1.

As for the new layer type, which you may have noticed, the CTG Layer (Colors and Textures Generator) will be explained in lesson 7.

This video tutorial will also teach you how to create layers: