pop this up in the feature requests section. i agree, this should not be hard at all to implement, and i’d like to see it too. every key by nature is a little package of instructions, and thus should EASILY be able to have some kind of visible status as well.
toon boom has a lot to atone for with this year’s annual harmony version update after the v14 flop. your request is sane and useful, though like many feature and bug requests it isn’t likely to be recognized as you are a sole user and not a fat-wallet studio with a pile of license seats and enterprise support. still, do post in the feature requests, as it appears that this is clearly not yet anything you will find an answer for in the general discussion section.
…and you can quit the bumping. these forums move at a glacial pace so it’s not like your discussion is getting lost under a tower of other topics. i’ve stewed in my frustration over lack of satisfying responses to discussions here many times, it just isn’t a very active forum unfortunately.
This is about the first usefull reply in this thread i reckon.
Yes i guess i’m very much spoiled by the tvpaint forum.
And generally put off by Toonboom… by both its software and its lack of interest in users.
won’t be returning anytime soon.
i’m familiar with the o short cut but that doesn’t help because from the rig i cannot see which element is animated.
The problem i am facing is that i see movements in the stage that i cannot locate easily in the timeline.
because the timeline is flooded with similar looking keys .
And most of these keys do nothing. apart from making sure off course that the corresponding node retains it parameters)
i would want to be able to just see only the keys that actually do make a change.
maybe the active keys could be colored green, or maybe we could get a toggle to grey out inactve ones.
so that it would be much easier to identify what key is responsible for a certain movement i see on my stage.
right know i’m spending about 70 pct of my time searching the active keys and this is not helping me getting into the flow of animating.
Maybe it would be easier to navigate on the timeline selecting the option ‘Selection Only Mode’, located on the lower left corner. When you select an element with the Transform tool (shift+T) you will only see that element on the timeline, nothing else. If you’re working with pegs you’ll have to click on the shortcut ‘B’ to go up one level. Does this help? Otherwise maybe you can provide a specific example.