Images can either be imported into Tahoma and added directly to the project, or loaded from the existing location. If you are adding a large sequence or anything with particularly large file sizes to a project, importing can be slow depending on the processing power of the computer. In many cases, it saves a lot of time to move the sequence or etc. into the project folder ahead of time.
- If needed, download your pixilation photo folder (or etc.) from Google Drive & then double-click on the zipped directory to unzip it
- Move the photos from their folder to the "Extras" folder for the project:
- In Finder, find your folder (in Downloads, unless you already have the photos elsewhere on the computer)
- Double-click on the folder to open it
- Select all of the photos with CMD+A
- Copy all of the photos with CMD+C
- Find your project folder in Finder & double-click on the name to open it
- Double-click on the "Extras" folder to open it
- Use CMD+V to paste all of the photos
- In Tahoma, go to the "Browser" room
- Find your project & open the "Extras" folder
- Right-click on the sequence name & choose "Load"
As long as the sequence uses the proper name format, it will display as a single item in Tahoma's Broswer.
- Right-click in the top, leftmost empty cell in the Xsheet/Timeline - or (Timeline only) right-click on the first cell of an existing level
- Select "Load Level"
- Use the Browser to select your image sequence (the sequence will display as a single file DSC..jpg - or something similar) then choose "Load"
- If your assets are located inside of Downloads or another folder you can't directly access, in the Browser, go to "My Computer" → / → Users → your username
When adding images or other resources from outside of Tahoma, you might be asked to choose between importing and loading the file.
- Importing - makes a full copy of the file in the "Extras" folder (this makes backing up your work easier - recommended)
- Loading - loads the file from the existing location (keeps the project size down and sometimes helpful when the file might be edited more outside of Tahoma)
Additionally, you can drag and drop the first image in a sequence into the Viewer or Timeline/Xsheet and the entire sequence will load/import.
For Animation II
There is a cleanup process that allows photographs (or other raster images) to be converted to Toonz Raster Levels. This makes the images fillable and allows for easy changes to color.
Often, animators may "clean up" scanned or photographed line drawings to test out characters, viewpoints, and/or movements.
More information coming soon.