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by obtusity
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Other Software
Topic: MediBang Paint - interesting free comic drawing software
Replies: 16
Views: 3498

Re: MediBang Paint - interesting free comic drawing software

More recent post about the differences (between FireAlpaca and MediBang Paint), with links to more information about some features. 3D perspective layers in FireAlpaca are an interesting approach. FireAlpaca and MediBang Paint can produce layered PSDs for image-based cutout/deformation animation in...
by obtusity
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Unable To Use Library
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Unable To Use Library

As Wes said, not an OS function, it is a Moho function, nothing to do with OS libraries and custom locations.

In Moho: Edit menu, Preferences, General tab, Custom Content Folder. Set it to a location where you have write access (e.g. a subfolder in Documents).
by obtusity
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: How do I change the size of a frame that I printed?
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: How do I change the size of a frame that I printed?

You may need to change which DPI (dots per inch) setting the printer uses in either: the program you are using to print the image, or (less likely) in the printer settings when you print the image. The number of tiny ink dots that your printer can spray across every inch of paper is often much highe...
by obtusity
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: voices
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: voices

Audacity is a good choice for changes to an existing recording. For on-the-fly changes (the software changes your voice as you speak, and acts like a sound source/microphone for your recording software), maybe MophVox Junior, the cut-down free version of the paid program: http://screamingbee.com/Pro...
by obtusity
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: drawing space
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: drawing space

If it is the 12 Debut version, it has an export limit of 900x900 pixels, according to page 12 of this document: http://my.smithmicro.com/docs/moho/MohoCompleteFeatureComparisonList.pdf Both Debut and Pro versions are available at (reduced) student prices: http://my.smithmicro.com/smith-micro-educati...
by obtusity
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: isolating body parts from drawings with gimp
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: isolating body parts from drawings with gimp

If you don't ask, you don't learn (or learn a lot slower). Moho does image-based animation really well, it is one of its strengths in my opinion. Use File menu, Import, Image, or drag images onto the working area. Images are layers (well, one type of layer - with image content instead of vector cont...
by obtusity
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: making your cartoon talk
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: making your cartoon talk

Switch layers should work well in the Debut version of Moho 12. Switch layers are like a Group (or, in Debut, Bone) layer that only shows one sub-layer at a time, commonly used for different mouth shapes. Please see the tutorial Victor posted. It starts with a very simple technique using sound volum...
by obtusity
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: How to Fade In / Fade Out Text
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: How to Fade In / Fade Out Text

Steven, I may have been somewhat misleading, by trying to cram everything into one screenshot. As slowtiger implies, normally you would have a longer gap between 0 and 100% opacity, or 100 and 0, to give time to see it. Remember, you probably have about 25 or 30 frames per second, so you probably ne...
by obtusity
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: How to Fade In / Fade Out Text
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: How to Fade In / Fade Out Text

In your text layer settings (double-click on the layer in the Layers window), General tab, tick Allow animated layer effects. You will need 4 keyframes ... no, wait, 5 counting frame 0. For each keyframe, put the time marker to the correct frame in the timeline, open up the layer settings for your t...
by obtusity
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Moho12, freehand drawing issues
Replies: 19
Views: 2174

Re: Moho12, freehand drawing issues

synthsin75 wrote:Legacy Curves has nothing to do with beziers. Legacy Curves were the curve definition used in, I think, pre-v7 or so ASP. And classic point editing just changes keyboard shortcuts for things like deselect, etc..
Thanks - it is always good to learn something new (or old, in this case :) ).
by obtusity
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Moho12, freehand drawing issues
Replies: 19
Views: 2174

Re: Moho12, freehand drawing issues

Doesn't Ctrl+P ( Draw > Peak , probably Cmmd+P on a Mac) and Ctrl+M ( Draw > sMooth ) plus the Curvature tool give you something similar to pre-12 curve behaviour? (You can still turn on/off display of the Bezier handles in Pro, but they are not necessary) I see (in Pro) Edit > Preferences has the o...
by obtusity
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Art from other software vs. native Moho
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Art from other software vs. native Moho

As in most topics, I do not think there is a "best", there is a trade-off of benefits and features. Drawing in Moho can give you better control over point placement and a better understanding of how vectors are controlled during animation. The improved freehand drawing tools give better line smoothi...
by obtusity
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: stop animation playing
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: stop animation playing

I don't know if there is a way to lock the timeline, but you could alternatively: Hold the right-mouse button (or pen button equivalent) to pan (move the screen). or Set another keyboard shortcut for Pan e.g. V, so you hold down V instead of the Spacebar. (If you hold rather than tap it will act sim...
by obtusity
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Creating a brush in Moho 12
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: Creating a brush in Moho 12

synthsin75 wrote:Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L to reload brushes.
Thanks Wes!

(Although I don't think I''ll ever remember all the keyboard shortcuts.)
by obtusity
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Creating a brush in Moho 12
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: Creating a brush in Moho 12

PNG format, single standalone image or multiple images in a folder. Preferably square or squarish, might be a maximum of 512x512 pixels. Vertical direction is used for "align brush with curve". Place in your custom folder, brushes sub-folder (see Edit > Preferences > General, Custom Content Folder)....