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Background Layer



This preset is obviously the best for backgrounds, as its Name and Pattern suggest.
Ici le calque Background Layer sera toujours positionné en dessous des autres.
Its beginning, end and structure are set to create a single empty instance, at the current frame.
A distinctive Color Group has been attributed to it, to always identify it easily.
Its behaviors are on Hold, because a background often needs only one image, but exposed on the entire clip.
Auto Create Frame will let you draw your background whatever the current frame is in the Timeline, while being sure to draw on the instance’s head, and Auto Break Instance is deactivated to be sure not to draw a new instance for your background.
The Assigner assign button lets you know that you can assign (or not) this preset a keyboard shortcut.

Colo & Texture Layer



This preset is dedicated to Colorisation with Squiggles and Texturisation, as its Name and and Pattern suggests.

The concepts of Colorisation and Texturisation will be explained in lesson 7.

Here, the Source of the Colo & Texture Layer is the current layer.

You will have two other options to détermine the layer’s Source :
* None will let you choose between one or several sources between other layers.
* Current group will let you have several sources to colorize or texturize.



The Colo & Texture Layer will always be positioned under the current layer, as it is always advised to apply colors or texture under the lines layers.
Its beginning, end and structure are set to create an exact copy of the current layer, but without content.
A distinctive Color Group has been attributed to it, to always identify it easily.
Behaviors are not available for this kind of layer.
Its position is locked to avoid unintentionally moving it.
Auto Create Frame and Auto Break Instance are active for more flexibility when creating new instances.
The Assign button lets you know that you can assign (or not) this preset a keyboard shortcut.

Duplicate Structure



This preset is the best one to duplicate the current layer, as its Name and Pattern suggests, but only in its structure. You will then have a copy (in terms of number of instances and expositions) of the current layer but the instances will be empty.

Here, the Duplicate Structure layer will always be positioned on top of the current layer, as we want to duplicate it (to create shadow for example).
Its beginning, end and structure are set to create an exact copy of the current layer.
A distinctive Color Group has been attributed to it, to always identify it easily.
Its behaviors are on None, as many Animation layers.
Auto Create Frame is deactivated to be sure not to create new instances in the structure, and Auto Break Instance is also deactivated to be sure to keep the structure by not creating new instances beyond.
The Assign button lets you know that you can assign (or not) this preset a keyboard shortcut.

Don’t forget that if you change the options of these three presets (with the Anim Layer ones), and that you save them, these new parameters will be taken into account, and not TVPaint Animation’s ones.



It is important to differentiate with creating a New preset. If you made a mistake, you can use the options in the contextual menu, letting you Delete, Reset, Import or Export.