Cel Anim Icon Cel Animation

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The Cel Animation tool is used in conjunction with After Effects’ paint effect to create traditional hand drawn animations.

This tool creates celluloids which will receive animations. You can add celluloids on a single layer by checking the Single Layer checkbox. In this case, each celluloid will be a new paint effect on the selected layer. If it is unchecked, Duik creates a new solid with a paint effect for each celluloid; they are automatically numbered.

After creating a new celluloid, you can use a brush to draw each frame of the animation.

The tool can add an onion skin, automatically adjusting the duration of the brush strokes, using the exposure set beneath, in the box between the next and previous frame buttons.