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Shabana Ali

Shabana Ali

Multimedia Artist

Montreal, Canada

Toon Boom Animation

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Layer Transparency.

To access the layer transparency, you have to go to the top of the layer stack, to this field marked Opacity So, it's named opacity because in this case it's at 100%, it needs 100% opaque. So right now we have the Sensor layer selected, which is this white overlay with a black line. So if we click on the double arrow here, we see that a sliding scale appears and we can use it to change the opacity. And as we can see immediately in this Stage View, the transparency of all the elements on that layer has changed. And that in fact works for vector layers and bitmap layers, as you can see on this bitmap layer there is already an opacity of 74% to give this glow some semi-transparency. However, it does not work on 3D layers, so layers reading imported 3D elements and you know this because the value field has been grayed out and it doesn't work on groups but it does work on individual layers within a group if they are vector or bitmap layers.