I decided to post my view of the last Nightly Build here in one post, instead of opening a new post for every other comment.
So, be patient since it is a large text
Resume after using last Nightly Build (17Junh2016)
In order to test this build Iam doing a small animation, till now I got 200 frames and 10 layers and Pencil2D takes about 30seconds to save it
My computer specification:
Win8.1/ i7 6700k/ 32GB / GTX970
.Pencil2d starts with a camera resolution 640x840. Now a days it is a bit outdated. So why not delete this default resolution and implement a new one with at least 1024x768, or even better with 1920x1080 as default?
.It would be great if Pencil2D could handle copy/paste several frames, and re-create them along the Timeline. Also a request “Reverse Frame”'s feature would be great in order to revert the position of the entire selected frames (frames would be pasted with their original position switched)
.For the Timeline, it would be of great use (specially for animations using more than 200frames) to have a keyboard shortcut for DRAGGING (left/right) the whole timeline for faster searching frames (feature similar to Blender3D)
. Delete the default camera resolution and implement a new one (1920x1080, for instance)
. Implement Copy/paste selected frames (I think it is already asked on Github)
. Add new “ReverseFrames” feature
. New Shortcut key for dragging Timeline
.Only when using BRUSHtool
FEATHER TOOL is always ON: When using the FeatherTool (on Tools Window), it is not working OK. When the “Use Feather?”'s feature is NOT selected, it still brings feather to the strokes. In order to cancel it just move the Feather’s slide all down to zero. It also happens with the Feather on the EraserTool
.HORIZONTAL FLIP (on Display Window)
When the canvas is flipped horizontally, you can not make a selection box (shortcut V) if you drag your cursor to the Right, but it is possible to create it while dragging the cursor to your LEFT (the selected box was flipped too).
When the canvas is not flipped, you create a selection box dragging the cursor to your RIGHT
(why do not make the Select tool to work both ways?)
With the canvas still flipped, the way to resize a tool is also flipped horizontally, meaning you have to drag the cursor to your LEFT to INCREASE any particular value.
.Pencil2D always load an animation with 24fps (frames per second), even if the animation was saved at 12fps. Not sure if this is Ok
.The “FRAME SIZE IN PIXELS” (on Edit > Preferences > Timeline) does not work for values under 12. It will help to have it working for animations longer than 150 frames, for stretching the whole content of the Timeline
.Something that I found to be curious was the way Pencil2D handled the speed of my animation when played at the same rate speed 24fps: for some unknown reason it doesn’t play the animation at the exact same speed. Sometimes it slowed it down and it could be noticed clearly…
Now I am listing several ISSUES from Github in order to close them as they were already solved/implemented so far.
So @chchwy, as you are the one in charge there, would you mind to just check those here, if you like of course, and have them closed?.. ah, by the way, I have re-checked all of them twice, so…
ISSUE #131 (Rotating Tool) can be closed. It is already implemented
ISSUE #17 (Better Onion Skin) can be closed. It is already implemented
ISSUE #16 (Colour Library) I think can be closed, unless I missed something
ISSUE #262 (Crashing when importing .png sequence) can be closed. Pencil2D import .png sequence is working OK
ISSUE #254 (Add option to select language) can be closed. It is already implemented
ISSUE #157 (An instant/Pop-up palette…) is half implemented. We already have Penil2D with an Instant Colour-Wheel pop-up window. Maybe this ISSUE can be edited with an updated information?
ISSUE #243 (Implement Loop Selected Frames) can be closed. It is already implemented, but it is not very handy and it is very limited. The Loop Control does not allow users to enter a keyboard number but rather to click several times on the LoopControl box till you get the frames that you want.
Related to this ISSUE, the LOOP CONTROL can only be applied from frame 1 to frame 99. If the animation is longer than 100 frames, this feature is of no use when you select a range of frames, lets say, from frame 150 to frame 200
ISSUE #458 is a duplicated of ISSUE #6. Delete one of them
ISSUE #35 (Error importing anything from the importing option…) can be closed. Meanwhile I would like to add the following information just to check that that ISSUE was solved:
Importing SINGLE IMAGE: ALL images with the following extensions can be imported inside Pencil2D (png/PNG, jpg/JPG, bmp/BMP, gif/GIF, tif/TIF (lowercase/uppercase)
Importing IMAGE SEQUENCE: Only the following extensions png, jpg, bmp are working fine (only lowercase extensions)
The uppercase extensions are not working when importing Image Sequence. Can this be considered normal and not a bug?
ISSUE #427 (“openRecent” feature is not working) I think it can be closed, but read the next information.
I noticed something that might have me thinking it was a bug at first, not sure now. The OpenRecent window ONLY shows the recent files path for files with .pclx extension. If I happen to Import a png image using the IMPORT IMAGE feature, it will not be showed there. Is this OK?
Have a nice animation