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.

Still from Little Nemo,
Winsor McCay, 1911
Public domain.

This tool creates celluloids which will receive animations. By default, a new celluloid is a new solid layer with a paint effect, but if you [Alt] + [Click] the , the new celluloid is added on the selected layer.

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

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