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 3 types of layers, the Drawing layer, the Video layer, and the Transformation 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.

The Transformation layer allows you to use keyframes and curves to quickly animate the content of Drawing layers.

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 tapping on the drawing, video or transformation (diamond) icon at the top of the layers pile. The number next to the icons indicates the number of layers.

Tap on this icon to paste a layer from another shot.

Add a layer by tapping on the drawing, video or transformation (diamond) icon at the top of the layers pile. The number next to the icons indicates the number of layers.

Tap on this icon to paste a layer from another shot.

The horizontal bar at the top of the layers pile appears when you have more than one layer and 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 drawing layer

The Drawing layer is the basic layer in Callipeg. You can draw, import images, select and transform the content and fill areas with colors.

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 drawings (sheets) before and after your current drawing (sheet). When you are changing a slider value the Settings panel disappears to display your drawings and see if the changed value is adequate.

You can choose to display the Onion skin as Colors or Images which can be changed at the top (for previous drawings) and the bottom (for next drawings) of the Onion Skin parameters.

When using the Onion Skin as Colors, you can choose to display the drawings before and after in the colors of your choice.

Tap on Colors to change it to Images and see the Onion Skin drawings in their original colors.

Switch on and off the sliders with the buttons at the left of each slider. The values of the sliders can be changed independently. The Lock allows you to move all 8 sliders at once.

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, either tap on it, or drag it up and go to the option you would like to use and let go.

The red icon deletes the layer.

Alpha lock allows you to draw only within existing pixels.

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.

Copies the current or selected layers. You can paste a layer in a different shot using the paste icon above the 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.

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