Learn Callipeg

Layers

You can find the layers in the left part of the timeline, at the bottom-left of the interface. If you are using Callipeg in left-handed mode, the layers are in the bottom-right corner of the interface. If you can’t see the layers or the timeline, tap on the 3rd icon located on the left part of the top bar (on the right part if you are using the left-handed mode) to toggle the Timeline.

There are two types of layers, the Drawing layer and the Video layer.

The Drawing layer is the basic layer on which you can draw your animation.

The Video layer is a layer on which you can import videos.

Double-tap on the name of a layer to rename it. If the name is too long, pinch your fingers apart on the length of the layer to hide the layer icons and give more space to display the name. Pinch your fingers together to get the icons back.

Double-tap on the name of a layer to rename it. If the name is too long, pinch your fingers apart on the length of the layer to hide the layer icons and give more space to display the name. Pinch your fingers together to get the icons back.

Add a layer by taping on the drawing or video icon at the top of the layers pile. The number next to the icons indicates the number of layers.

Add a layer by taping on the drawing or video icon at the top of the layers pile. The number next to the icons indicates the number of layers.

The horizontal bar at the top of the layers pile allows you to expand or decrease the timeline and layers by dragging it up and down.

To move a layer drag it up or down the pile, the green rectangle indicates where you can drop it.

Drag from left to right to select one or multiple layers, which turn blue. Tap anywhere in the layer pile to deselect.

The circle 100% allows you to change the layer opacity. Drag left to decrease, and drag right to increase the opacity.

Enables the Onion Skin to see your previous and next drawings. You can set the Onion Skin color and intensity in the Settings > Onion Skin.

You can see up to 8 sheets before and after your current sheet. When you are changing a slider value the Settings panel disappears to give you a visual on your drawings and see if the changed value is adequate.

The circle 100% allows you to change the layer opacity. Drag left to decrease, and drag right to increase the opacity.

Enables the Onion Skin to see your previous and next drawings. You can set the Onion Skin color and intensity in the Settings > Onion Skin.

You can see up to 8 sheets before and after your current sheet. When you are changing a slider value the Settings panel disappears to give you a visual on your drawings and see if the changed value is adequate.

The Magnet sets the sheets behavior to one another. It is enabled by default.

When there are several sheets in a layer, if you increase or decrease the length of a sheet, it will push or drag the adjacent sheet, even if there is a whole between them. If the Magnet is disabled, a sheet can only push another if they touch.
If you want to remove any hole in between the sheets, a long-touch on the Magnet sticks all the sheets together.

The last icon is the menu. To use the options in the menu drag it up and go to the option you would like to use and let go.

The red icon deletes the layer.

Locks or unlocks the layer. When a layer is locked, you can’t change its content or timing.

Selects or deselects all the sheets contained in the layer or selected layers.

Merges the selected layers.

Duplicates the layer or selected layers without the content. The timing is the same but the sheets are blank.

Duplicates the layer or selected layers with the content. The duplicated layer is exactly the same.

Shows only the layer or selected layers and hides all the other layers.

Shows or hides a layer or selected layers.

The Video Layer

The video layer allows you to import videos from your Photo Album or from your Files. You can also shoot a video directly from the Studio and start a new shot from there.

When you import a video from the Studio, the shot created inherits the video’s dimensions and FPS. If you wish to set the dimensions and FPS of your shot in advance, create a shot first and then import a video from the Timeline.

Learn more about the import options

The video layer can be edited like the drawing layer. You can rename it, lower its opacity and manage the clips in the Timeline like the sheets of a drawing layer.
The layer has the same options as a drawing layer apart from the Onion skin, the Alpha Lock and the Duplicate with structure. It has an import icon to allow you to easily import one or multiple videos within the same layer.
The import icon allows you to import several videos in the same layer. These videos are laid out as different successive clips in the Timeline.
You can split the video clips the same way you would the drawing sheets and move them around in the Timeline.

A video clip can’t be moved onto a drawing layer and a drawing sheet can’t be moved onto a video layer.

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