Hey. I have some programming skills, though I’d have to get back into C++/QT development. I’ve already cloned the git and poked around some and I think I can contribute to the project.
What I REALLY want to do right now is to improve onion skinning so that the user can choose how many previous and next frames are displayed. This is a really important feature for me, as an animator.
At first I thought there was no way to display any more than the previous frame and the next frame, but apparently there is code to allow to show the next and previous 3 frames, and in fact under Preferences > Tools > Onion Skin it is possible to set the opacity for the next/previous 3 frames. However setting the opacity is broken, it never changes from 50%, 0% and 0%.
I’m going to try and fiddle around with this interface and allow the user to choose how many frames should be displayed, and a min/max opacity that would be gradated between for each displayed frame. I hope this sounds like a good idea to everyone. Eventually it would be nice to place changing the number of frames onion skinned as part of the timeline as it is in Flash, since it’s a nice interface, but it’d be easier for everyone if I make as few interface changes as possible right now, I imagine…
Also what I’d really love is a proper bug and task tracker on this website! But I can’t seem to find one! So I guess posting here is the next best thing.
I hope I’m not getting ahead of myself here, but this seems like a great project that I want to contribute to, as sort of an ex-animator who wants to get back into it on the Linux desktop.