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What is an Onion Skin?

Posted: Mon, 12th Jan 2004, 10:21pm

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Colincsl

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I have the demo and was messing around with Alam. I saw a thing called an "onion skin." I looked it up in the manuel and it doesn't say what it does. So as the title says, what is it?
Posted: Mon, 12th Jan 2004, 10:27pm

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pboniface

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Onion skinning is an animation technique where you can see the previous few frames of what you were animating so you can tell what your new frame should be..

have you ever drawn a stick animation in the corner of a book and flicked it quickly... well, if you could see the animation on page 1, through to page 2 (Only a bit greyer), then you would know to draw the next frame a little different.. on page 3, you could see page 2 quite faint, page 1 fainter still and you know what frame to draw next..

"onions have layers"
"yeah shrek, but not everybody likes onions... what about cake, cakes have layers, everybody likes cake"
Posted: Mon, 12th Jan 2004, 10:36pm

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Colincsl

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Ok, thanks. It makes more sence than cake though, considering onion layers are often semi translucent(I think)