Happy New Year! (Tupi style)

2D animation made using Tupi by Gustavo Deveze. Music: Yukikaze - Africa [ from Jamendo ]

Unlocked and Customizable new document presets

It would be very helpful to be able to have custom presets when creating a new document. Sure, you can change the dimensions and frame rate each time you start a new project, but if you choose a preset like the FullHD preset, which is set to 25fps, but then you cannot change the settings. It's locked. You have to go back to the "Free format" option (which should be "Custom") and then type in 1920x1080 and THEN you can choose the right frame rate of, say 24 (animation standard) or 30 (close standard to 29.97 for NTSC,) instead of the PAL setting of 25fps which is the locked default.

Tupi 0.1 revision git11 a.k.a. "Paola"

Hello to everyone!

The moment to announce a new revision has come again, but I must say that this one is special. This release is not only a bunch of fixes and new code, no. Believe it or not, this time is a wedding present too!

Mouse navigation control

Being able to move the canvas workspace around with the middle mouse button (scroll wheel) clicked, or zooming in and out with the scroll wheel. These are pretty basic functions and greatly increase the working speed.

Object Properties

Once I've created an object, say a circle, there is no way to change the fill and line color or thickness. This is a huge issue. I have to input all my correct thickness and color settings and THEN create the object. There is no way to change the settings on an object later. This is very limiting and kills a sense of the NLE approach.

Line alignment

There is no way to make a line be aligned to common angles, such as 0°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 90°, 180°, 270°, 360° - this is a common feature and would be very useful for creating a ground line, for instance.

Item at workspace status panel

There is a little frame number field at the bottom, next to the zoom field. Allow the user to enter the frame number. Remove the pound (#) sign and just let the user learn from tooltips what the field is for.

About the objet rotation feature

  • Switch the rotation hotkey to simply R key. This is much quicker to hit than Alt+R.
  • Second, once the R key is pressed, have the rotation be put into action (instead of just changing the nodes to rotation nodes,) so that the when you move the mouse (or type in the degrees while the object is stuck to your mouse in rotation mode,) the object rotates with it - maybe a left = rotate counterclockwise.
  • Mouse to plus x = clockwise rotation. Distance from origin of object (which can be set,) is the degree of rotation.

Tooltips issue

Do you need me to write your tooltips? They're empty. Good hover timing on them, though. Bravo.

About presets

You can select a preset in the new document parameters, but the preset is locked. Instead make the presets switch to "Custom settings" when you change any parameters. This way you can have fewer presets and a more dynamic setup for a good user experience.

Have an option to save your own custom presets. Just a simple plus (and minus) button next to the preset dropdown list would suffice, which would bring up a dialog box to name (and thus save) the new preset.

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