just trying out all of the Harmony trials to find out which of them suits my needs.
Apparently, Advanced is gonna be my choice, but I’m failing at ordering my layers right now.
Because, coming from Photoshop and Illustrator, I am used to order layers by simply dragging and dropping the layers in the layers panel.
I’ve never needed something like changing the Z-value.
I know that in Toon Boom you can do the same with the layers in the timeline, but for any reason it doesn’t always work like that.
In Premium, when I noticed Toon Boom wouldn’t let me drag a layer (exactly that behaviour you’ll see in my video below), I knew the reason was that the layer wasn’t connected to the ‘composition’ node. Once I had it connected, I could order the layer in the layers panel by dragging.
But now Advanced doesn’t let me order the layers by dragging and I don’t know why. And there is no node view to fix it.
I just screen captured the issue:
I checked Google and found your documentation:
Besides dragging the layers, there’s something called nudging.
But as I found out, that won’t work when you have each object on a separate layer (as shown in the video).
The third method I know of is to open the layer properties, uncheck ‘Separate’ and check ‘3D Path’ and change the Z-value.
But that’s way too compicated if you need to do that every time with a lot of objects.
So I was wondering what’s the best way to order layers in Essentials/Advanced, if dragging doesn’t work?
And anyway, why does it stop working sometimes, as you can see in the video?
Would be glad if someone can explain that to me. Thanks for any help!