Hi, I’m very new at this software having only got the perpetual licence a few weeks ago.
I made an animation last year with one of my free trials which I can still open and modify, I’m currently creating a whole new animation that I intend to use the same characters. It’s probably worth pointing out that this old animation didn’t have any proper character rigs, just multiple drawing layers for each of the characters body parts (head, mouth, body, eyebrows etc.) that I animated individually.
Anyway I was under the impression I could simply drag these multiple layers into a new folder created in the symbols library or something similar. Once imported into the new file I plan to just rig them together properly but I’m not getting anywhere with simple drawing transfer and am quite honestly losing my mind over not being able to do what should really be an easy task. I’ve seen various video tutorials showing a stage library so I assumed just create a folder in that, add the drawing layers and then I can import or even just copy and paste the parts into my new animation file but as of right now I’m having no luck whatsoever, there is no stage library, just symbols, harmony premium library and 3D models. I can only drag the layers into the symbols library but from there I have no “right to modify” option from right clicking them. I really don’t know what I’m doing and am on the verge of giving up on this altogether and just redrawing the characters from scratch, which I really don’t want to do. Surely there’s a way to do this without having to redraw these characters every time I want to make a new scene?
Someone please help me and if you can, please explain it as simply as possible as I’m a complete n00b with this software at the moment, still really learning the basics and am so wound up I can barely think straight.