Modify a project
The option Modify project is accessible in the Project main menu (or via a shortcut you can set up through the Edit > Shortcuts menu). The latter opens the panel illustrated below:
* The project properties are indicated on the top left-hand side of the window and include: the Project's name, Width, Height, Frame Rate, Pixel Aspect and Field options. Bottom left you will see the future size of your project, after modification.
* Just below, a popup menu is available in which you may select the predefined format you require, corresponding to the format you will obtain after modification. It is possible to modify a project originally in VGA format, to obtain a project in NTSC format.
* The numeric fields located under the popup menu change according to your choice in the predefined formats menu.
Of course, you may modify your project for it to suit a custom format (for example to create an animated gif on a website). All you have to do is modify each option manually: Width, Height, Frame rate, Print Res. (DPI), Aspect Ratio, Field (a mini popup menu is available for the Frame rate, Print Res. (DPI), and Aspect ratio parameters). You can also change your project’s Width and Height by entering percentages. You may for example choose to modify your project to 80 percent of its current size.
The Lock aspect button allows you to keep the width to height ratio of the original project.
The Rotation parameter is used to rotate the project 90, 180 or 270 degrees.
* Here you will discover the functions of the next five buttons:
By default, when the Modify project function is used, TVPaint Animation keeps your original project and creates a new project which is modified according to the parameters you have selected.
-The Stretch to New Size button enables, when checked, the resizing of your original project to a new size.
-The Correct Aspect Ratio button forces the program to respect the original image aspect ratio (this avoids the creation of disproportionate images).
-The Stretch to New Frame Rate button, when checked, increases or decreases the number of images so that your new project has the same duration as the original project.
If, for example, your original project displayed 24 images/second and your frame rate is set to 12 images/second, your project will last twice as long (the number of images is, by default, preserved). If the button Stretch to New Frame Rate is checked, some images will be deleted so that the original project and modified project have the same duration.
In the opposite case: original project with 12 images/second, modified to a project with 24 images/second, the modified project will be shorter than the original project. If the button Stretch to New Frame Rate is checked, intermediate images will be added to the modified project to make it coincide with the duration of the original project.
-The two aforementioned examples are similar to the layer's shrink and stretch section discussed in lesson 3. The Time Interpolation button also refers to this function as it imposes layer stretching or shrinking with interpolation when the button Stretch to New Frame Rate is checked.
-The Remove Project button is used when the original project is not to be kept on the screen.
Use of the Remove Project option is at your own risk as in this case the Undo function cannot be used to help you out…
-Note that your original project’s Guides will be kept in the modified project.