How to Animation On Procreate With Layers
In this article you will learn how to animate on Procreate. Animation is a popular feature of the animation toolbox on the Apple Mac OS X platform. If you are interested in learning how to animate on Procreate, there are a few steps you can take to learn the process quickly and easily. We will begin with simple, fast-paced animation of a squirrel, followed by a look at how to apply that squirrel to other images. You can also learn how to add some light effects and movement to your work.
Start your animation by loading your Procreate 5 graphic application from the App Store. Open the GIF file from your Procreate app, using the arrow keys to drag the image from the main desktop onto the pre-made canvas. Continue dragging and dropping images until you reach the desired number of frames, where you can select an idle frame to create the action you are trying to show. Each frame in the animation should display the action as it happens.
To start each frame of your animation, choose the layer you would like to be the active image in the animation sequence. This is typically the artwork you want to show as the animated background for the frame. Using the track button in the animation layer control, you will move this artwork to the frame you are planning to display it on. Each frame in your sequence should have its own copy of the active layer.
The next step in learning how to animate on Procreate is to set up the events you want to play out during playback. You can do this in the timeline tab. To make your drawing appear live, you will need to drag the rectangle or square over the text that you are drawing. This will update the drawing so that it appears as if it is actually drawing within the timeline.
To complete the animation, make a new session on the Timeline tab and drag each frame to the appropriate location on the timeline. Release the mouse button to stop the individual frames from playing out at the same time. This is especially useful when many different frames of the same subject are being displayed on the timeline at once. The last step is to render each frame as a full-color JPEG to save your work as an animation.
While you learn how to animate on Procreate with layers, you also have the option to create your own custom scenes. To do this, first switch to the Effects tab, and from there you can create a sky, a raindrop, a cloud, a light, a tent, and a selection of other objects. Drag and drop these items into their respective spots on the canvas to place them on the selected frame. To add more objects to the scene, simply click on the + sign icon and then drag any other image or layer onto the selected frame.