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Menus in MOHO 5

Post by Aswa » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:02 pm

I am a little uneasy with the use of pointer in MOHO5. It takes longer time to change my pointer without any shortcut. May be this problem has already been resolved in Anime STudio but I haven't purchased it yet.
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Post by myles » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:01 am

Hello Aswa (Arief ?),

Sorry, I do not understand your question - possibly a translation problem.

Pointer? Menu?

Do you mean:
- adding or moving points?
- converting between smooth and peaked (pointed)?
- something else?

Can you show us an example of what you mean?

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Post by mooncaine » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:24 pm

Are you talking about the mouse pointer, also sometimes called the "mouse cursor"?

It's possible to change keyboard shortcuts in Moho or Anime Studio Pro*, but it's not easy, and there are few choices available for keyboard shortcuts. I'll put up a link to a forum thread about that if you like. I learned how to do it, but it is difficult and doesn't give me many useful shortcut keys that I would prefer.

*maybe it's possible in Anime Studio [not Pro], but I don't know. I have Pro.
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Post by myles » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:59 pm

Default keyboard shortcuts in Moho 5.4 and Anime Studio Pro 5.5:

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Moho 5 shortcut keys.

See also the non-alphabetical shortcuts listed in the Moho helpfile.

A : add point/bone                      Ctrl-A : select all
B : select bone                         Ctrl-B : Batch export
C : adjust curvature                    Ctrl-C : copy
D : delete edges                        Ctrl-D : random line thickness
E : rectangle                           Ctrl-E : export animation
F : freehand drawing                    Ctrl-F : toggle NTSC safe zone display
G : group (select) points               Ctrl-G : snap to grid
H : hide edge                           Ctrl-H : toggle output only
I : bind points                         Ctrl-I : select inverse
J :                                     Ctrl-J :
K :                                     Ctrl-K : actions window
L : oval (ellipse)                      Ctrl-L : reset line thickness
M : smooth                              Ctrl-M : mute soundtrack
N : noise distortion                    Ctrl-N : new document
O :                                     Ctrl-O : open document
P : re-parent bone / peak point         Ctrl-P : preview render
Q : select shape                        Ctrl-Q : quit
R : rotate points/bone                  Ctrl-R : render
S : scale points/bone                   Ctrl-S : save document
T : translate points/bone               Ctrl-T : insert text
U : create shape                        Ctrl-U : show tracing image
V :                                     Ctrl-V : paste
W : line width                          Ctrl-W : close document
X : magnet                              Ctrl-X : cut
Y :                                     Ctrl-Y : select tracing image
Z : manipulate bones                    Ctrl-Z : undo
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0 : set origin                          Enter/Return : select none
1 : translate layer                     Tab : select connected
2 : scale layer
3 : rotate layer

4 : track camera
5 : zoom camera
6 : roll camera
7 : pan/tilt camera

8 : rotate workspace (also Ctrl-RMB)
9 : orbit workspace
Right-mouse : pan workspace, drag numeric fields
Shift-Right-mouse : zoom workspace
Ctrl-Right-mouse : rotate workspace
Mouse wheel - scroll timeline, zoom workspace
                  - numeric fields (Ctrl to halve, Shift to double)


Ctrl-[ : Timeline window
Ctrl-] : Style window


==================
From the Moho manual:
==================
Alt+Backspace, Alt+C, Alt+V - delete, copy, paste keyframes
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Can be used any time
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Escape        Automatically adjust the view to see
                everything in the active layer
                - hold the shift key to zoom in on the
                currently selected points
Home          Reset the view to see the overall project
Enter/Return    De-select all points
Tab           Select all points that are connected to
                the current selection
Left Arrow    Step back one frame in the timeline
                - hold shift to rewind
Right Arrow   Step forward one frame in the timeline
                - hold shift to advance to end of animation
--------------------------
Working with a Vector layer
--------------------------
Delete/Backspace    Delete the currently selected points
Spacebar    Weld two points together - usually used with
                the Translate or Add Point tools
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Working with Fill tools
---------------------
Delete/Backspace    Delete the selected shape
Spacebar        Define a shape based on current selection
Up Arrow        Raise selected shape up one level
                    - hold shift to raise to top
Down Arrow      Lower selected shape down one level
                    - hold shift to lower to bottom
-----------------------
Working with Bone tools
-----------------------
Delete/Backspace    Delete the selected bone
                            (and any child bones)
Spacebar      Bind points to selected bone
Up Arrow      Select parent of current bone
Down Arrow    Select child of current bone (only works if
                  current bone has just one child)
--------------------------------
Working with the Timeline window
--------------------------------
Alt+Backspace   Delete the selected keyframe(s)
Alt+C           Copy the selected keyframe(s)
Alt+V           Paste the previously copied keyframe(s)
Spacebar        Play/stop animation
Page Up         When in graph mode, zoom in on the timeline
                   - hold shift to move the graph up
Page Down       When in graph mode, zoom out from the
                  timeline - hold shift to move the graph down
End             Auto-zoom the timeline, based on the active
                  animation channel (when in graph mode)
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That's what I mean ! Thanks a lot

Post by Aswa » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:46 am

You're so helpfull Sir/ Madam :D .. yeach, I don't really know about technical terminologies, even though I use MOHO 5 for my works..
Btw, I am writing a book about film production from pre to post and including 2D animation. the book would be published by one national publisher in Indonesia (I got the contract) and I want to promote MOHO 5 and Anime Studio there. It's because the program is really powerfull! and easy!!!! and I make animation in only 1 hr! :wink:

Do you have any suggestion what features shall I include so that it won't give bad effect to MOHO and AS?

The animation would be combined with real/ live shot and 3D animation depending on the 10-minute script.

Thank you for the helps, I luv you all guys...
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shortcuts

Post by toonertime » Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:20 am

it was nice to see the keyboard controls
all laid out like that

is there any way to print it out from here?
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Re: shortcuts

Post by myles » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:53 am

toonertime wrote:is there any way to print it out from here?
Try dragging to select it then copying and pasting it into a word processor or text editor to print it.

Note: use of a proportional font will probably result in misalignment. A monospaced font such as Courier will be more aligned (but may look uglier).

If copy and past doesn't work, let me know and I'll upload the text file somewhere.

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Re: That's what I mean ! Thanks a lot

Post by myles » Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:10 am

Aswa wrote:I am writing a book about film production from pre to post and including 2D animation. [...]I want to promote MOHO 5 and Anime Studio there. It's because the program is really powerfull! and easy!!!! and I make animation in only 1 hr! :wink:

Do you have any suggestion what features shall I include so that it won't give bad effect to MOHO and AS?
The "really powerfull! and easy!!" part is a good start. :)

My opinions, worth what you paid for them :) :

I would concentrate on bones (easy and advanced rigging, and bone constraints), switch layers (for eyes, hands, mouths, etc), and point animation for particular tasks, and also mention Papagayo, a freeware add-on for creating good lipsynch.

Bones are probably the best animation feature, and the fact that Anime Studio is so clearly focused on character animation.

For the Pro version: scripting, particles, actions, variable line width, and 3D layer placement and 3D camera movement are the best features in my opinion.

Even the Pro version compares very well in price to other 2D animation software.

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Re: shortcuts

Post by mooncaine » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:46 am

toonertime wrote:is there any way to print it out from here?
I had to do that for myself yesterday, so I might as well share the PDF I made:

http://mooncaine.net/images/moho-asp/Mo ... rtcuts.pdf

Download it and keep it because I might not leave that file up permanently, OK? BTW, the fonts are big because I use huge monitors. :D
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