Hello! Firstly, I’d like to apologize if this idea or something similar has already been described. If so, please direct me any thread, and let me know if anyone has plans on implementing it in a future build of the Pencil2D software.
After using the application for a few days, I’ve already come up with an extremely useful feature idea (as per my individual needs / in my opinion) which I believe would be exceptionally helpful for workflow.
An option for a “Preview flip backward/forward” toggle key, which when pressed, briefly flips back to the previous (and then returns to the next/current) keyframe for a short amount of time. Ideally this feature would be adjustable in settings. A handful of milliseconds would suffice. This would eliminate having to press both the previous keyframe and the next keyframe hotkeys in succession while working. I believe this feature would greatly improve workflow.
Having to push two hotkeys for moving forward and backwards on the timeline can get very confusing, especially when I’m drawing animated features quickly. I have the hotkeys mapped to my graphic tablet’s function keys, but when working quickly I find I often get lost on which button to press exactly for forward and backwards on the timeline. This often results in going forward when I intend to go backwards briefly, and vice versa.
So with the above said, I’d like to hear what other animators think of this feature idea, and I’d love to find out if it’s possible to be implemented into a software build in the future.
Thank you for your time.