Learn Callipeg

Interface

When you create or open a shot you access the main interface, where you can draw and animate.

The features are mainly accessible via icons and placed in a manner that their use is as intuitive as possible and complying with the iPad ergonomics and design.

The interface is made up of 4 parts: the top bar, the canvas, the side bar and the timeline.

Tap on the icon on the top left of the interface to go back to the Studio.

! When you go back to the Studio the Undo and Redo history is cleaned !

Callipeg is meant to be used with the Apple Pencil, therefore all the tools on the right side of the screen are meant to be controlled by the pencil and all the tools on the left side are meant to be controlled by the finger(s). This is the case for the right-handed animators, but you can switch the interface completely for left-handed animators and in that case all the tools on the left side of the screen are meant to be controlled by the pencil and all those on the right side of the screen by the finger(s).

The pencil can control most of the tools of the interface if you do not wish to use your fingers.

The Settings icon is the second icon at the top left of the interface. Tap on it to open the Settings panel.

To switch the interface to the left-handed mode, go to the Settings, in General, switch the first button at the top to Left Handed Interface.

In the tab Canvas you can set the Background Color by tapping on the color circle on the right and have access to a color wheel to choose the color.

The same way, you can change the global color of all the sheets by tapping on the color circle on the right of Sheet Color.

Callipeg is a pixel animation program. The more you zoom in the canvas, the more pixels you will be able to distinguish. The sharpness of the image will depend on the pixel resolution of the shot.
Zoom Quality Threshold allows you to smoothen the pixels when you zoom in. This is a display option which only affects the preview in the app, hence it won’t affect the exported file.

Set the value to the minimum if you want to see the real aspect of the pixels when zoomed in.

Tap on the Timeline icon to show or hide the Timeline located at the bottom of the screen.

Play and Pause the animation.

Tap on the Brush icon to start drawing. Tap again to open the Brush panel and have access to additional brushes and their options.

Tap on the Eraser icon to erase. Tap again to open the Eraser panel and have access to additional eraser brushes and their options.

Tap on the Selection or Transformation tool to access the Selection and Transformation options.

Tap on the Picker and then tap on the color you want to set it as the active color to draw or fill.

Tap on the circle in the top-right corner to access color options.

Learn more about the Colors

The side bar changes according to the tool you are using.

When you are using the Brush or Eraser tool this is where you adjust the size and opacity of the brush.

When you are using the Selection or Transformation tool this is where you choose their various options and switch between Selection and Transformation.

Learn more about the Selection and Transformation

The side-bar is where you can undo and redo your actions and go to the next or previous frame in the Timeline.

At the bottom of the interface is the Timeline. There, you can manage the layers on the left and the frames and sheets on the main right part.
 
 
And the main part of the interface is of course the canvas where you can draw with the Apple Pencil. The fingers and touch gestures are meant for other purposes that are explained in the Gestures section.

You can change the language of the interface in the General settings, tap on the current language: “English”/”Français”/”Chinese(simplified)”/”Japanese”, and choose your preferred language. Callipeg is available in French, English, Chinese Simplified and Japanese.
You will need to restart Callipeg to apply the changes.

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