Hide frames in timeline

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Hide frames in timeline

Post by grns » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:17 am

Hello i come from Animate, and things are different in Moho, so i have some trouble to understand how some things works. I really cant find out that:

- How i hide certain frames in timeline?
i dont mean Masking, i just want some things to dissappear for a certain period of time
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Re: Hide frames in timeline

Post by hayasidist » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:16 am

the best approach depends on the setup.

> if it's a shape you want to disappear - you could animate its fill / stroke to be totally transparent.
> if it's a whole layer - there's layer opacity and layer visibility
> if it's part of something then you can animate a mask to hide just the part you don't want (yeah - I know you said not masking!)
> you could use a switch layer with the object in one child layer and another child layer that's empty
> you can move the thing out of the camera view

and all those (except layer visibility and switch to empty layer) can make a gradual or step transition from visible to invisible or vv

… and I'm sure there are other approaches

Bottom line: loads of ways - design the setup and chose according to the visual effect you want to achieve (or, if you have the setup - use the one that works best given what you have)
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Re: Hide frames in timeline

Post by grns » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:23 am

I dont know what is "switch layer", but i will try to learn, since is the solution to the problem i have.

If i understand, In Moho, when you import something in stage, stays visible all the time, without the need of Keyframes?
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Re: Hide frames in timeline

Post by slowtiger » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:36 am

Yes. All objects exist for the duration of the scene/project file, like in any 3D program.
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