Learn in Toon Boom Studio how to create transitions between scenes.
A transition is a way to gradually move from one scene to another. We usually use transitions to indicate a change of location or to give a rhythm to the action. Even though there are no actual transition tools in Toon Boom Studio, there are lots of easy ways to create transitions between your scenes. You can simply use a drawing or an image on a peg or using either the Clipping effect or the Color Transform effect.
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Pegs are used to apply movements to elements in the Camera View. Animating a drawing or a bitmap on top of your scene using a peg is the quickest and easiest way to make simple transitions. An example of transition using a single peg is a horizontal or vertical wipe. You can achieve this by moving a rectangle over your scene using the motion scene operator. Note that using this technique you can only make a transition to a solid color, such as black or white or to a bitmap image. If you would like to make a wipe transition between two sets of action, you can use the Clipping Effect, also known as a mask.
The Clipping effect will hide part of your scene using a mask. Everything that appears under the mask drawing element is displayed. The rest will be hidden as shown in the next figure.
You can also achieve more complex transitions using this technique. The following example shows you how to create a wipe transition like the one shown above by making the transition between two sets of action instead of wiping from an action to a solid color.
Finally, you can use the Color Transform effect to make fading transitions in between scenes. The Color Transform effect can transform color as well as the transparency level of an element. For a fading effect, simply animate the transparency of a solid rectangle that covers the entire Camera View by setting its alpha values from 0 to 1. Here are the steps to make a quick fade to black with Toon Boom Studio:
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