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Beata Lukasiewicz

Beata Lukasiewicz


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Welcome to the Xsheet view tutorial. You can find your Xsheet view in the right top corner in your hand-drawn animation work space or you can bring it by pressing on a plus in one of the views and selecting Xsheet view from the list. The Xsheet view presents the same information as the Timeline view, but in the traditional hand-drawn animation style. The Xsheet view lets you read the timing vertically. This place the drawing layers as columns and shows the drawing layer name on the top, drawing numbers below in each row. You can also see the functions and the key frames of the motion pass in the Xsheet function columns.

To see the function column, you need to press on the little icon in the left top corner of the Xsheet view. Select the layer with the function key and you can see the function keys in your function column. Function keys are displayed as black squares in the timeline view, but here you can see them in much more details. You can see the parameters for the X, Y, Z position, scale, angle and skew. On the side, you can also see the view where you can choose the layers you want to be visible. Just press on the layer to activate it or deactivate it. On the top of the Xsheet view, you can find a Xsheet toolbar, which allows you to show thumbnails, show column list, add or remove the column, add frames, scan drawings, create or duplicate drawings, mark drawings, clear, increase or decrease exposure, rename drawings, add drawings and fill empty cells. In general, the Xsheet view contains more details than the timeline view and is faster and easier to read. That will be all about the Xsheet view.