Create Empty Drawing - NOT WORKING when Right-Click on the Camera View

I want to create empty drawings when I work. All methods I’m aware of requiring me to press a button in the timeline or have the cursor focus on the timeline when pressing the keyboard shortcut.

The duplicate drawing works when right-clicking in the camera view, why doesn’t the create empty drawing?

Can you try to backup your preferences and duplicate the issue with default configuration?

You can find your preferences folder at; C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Toon Boom Animation\Toon Boom Harmony Premium

Rename the folder: full-1700-pref to full-1700-pref_bak

Make sure the steps above are taken when Harmony is not running, run Harmony after rename the folder and will load a default version of it.

For MacOS the location is the following;

/Users/[user_name]/Library/Preferences/Toon Boom Animation/Toon Boom Harmony Premium/

See if the issue is still recurrent.

Best Regards,

Technical Support Specialist
Toon Boom Animation


What version of Harmony are you using?

Harmony 10 -17 shows Alt + Shift + R (not E as your image shows).

I’m using Harmony 17. I’ve edited the keyboard shortcut. Alt+Shift+E feels more comfortable to me.
You think this has something to do with why the right-click is greyed out?

I have 12 through 17 installed. Using OS X / Mac. I have 17 with the default settings. All show this option grayed out in the pop up window displayed in the attached image of the OP’s post. I would not expect every version, (each installed separately at different times), to consistently share the same problem unless every subsequent installation gravitates to existing folders from an installed version already on the drive.

Speculation to follow: I am not a software engineer and there could be benefits but I can think of and have experienced dire consequences when this is the case. Just seems like the software should be designed to create fresh folders everywhere it needs to drop components with each installation.

I don’t believe it has anything to do with it.

have you found a way to make it work, its pretty annoying and time comsuming having to hover the mouse on the timeline to create an empty drawing every time