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angpug1
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Onion Skins and Scratch

OonzieKat wrote:

Lukia26 wrote:

My question is simple (so sorry if someone already asked about this). Will Scratch ever add onion skins? If they did, that would be so awesome XD lol…just saying. You should be able to turn it on and off. For those who don't know what an onion skin is, it's the option to show a ghost image of the previous costume on the drawing screen, without it actually being part of that costume. It's very useful for animation. I've tried to use Pencil and import files into Scratch, but it never seems to work, the formatting is weird, etc. I'm not trying to ask too much, but this addition would make a huge difference to me.
Thanks for listening,

~Luki

This would help so much! I suggested onion skin too, but here's one thing that needs to be explained:
Onion skin shows any previous edits (no matter when they were made) in ghost form on the next frame.
Example: If you drew 8 frames of bases and traced over the first frame, even though you made the bases before, the new traced ghost form of the first frame would show on the second frame.
I would assume if they had this feature you could just turn it off when you are done animating

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Onion Skins and Scratch

Well hi

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Onion Skins and Scratch

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Look at this: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/168913023/

It's terrible because of no onion skinning!!!!!!!

Please add onion skinning!!!
cul8er
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Onion Skins and Scratch

No support. Scratch is primarily a coding site. Although you can animate with it, adding a specialized animation tool like onion-skinning is a bit too much and wouldn't be useful for a lot of Scratchers who don't animate.

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Seam49
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Support!
I would make animation much more on scratch if this was added!
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Onion Skins and Scratch

SuPpOrT AAAAAAAAAAAA
onion skin is my main tool for animating. I've tried a few animations on scratch as it is, but it reallyyy doesn't turn out well. I hope this can be added in update 3.0!!

Last edited by sagermgc (Sept. 17, 2018 20:05:52)

TheAdriCoolManDude
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No Support. This is a reason we can see all the costumes on the left hand site, and why we have duplicating and mouse tools for moving.

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bybb
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TheAdriCoolManDude wrote:

No Support. This is a reason we can see all the costumes on the left hand site, and why we have duplicating and mouse tools for moving.
Neither of those do the same thing as an onion skin though?

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TheAdriCoolManDude
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bybb wrote:

TheAdriCoolManDude wrote:

No Support. This is a reason we can see all the costumes on the left hand site, and why we have duplicating and mouse tools for moving.
Neither of those do the same thing as an onion skin though?
Still, they manage to be somewhat make animations to be able to be made

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KJRYoshi07
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Onion Skins and Scratch

Support. Even though it is a little advanced, it still is very useful for animations.

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SolarKnight
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Onion Skins and Scratch

davidkt wrote:

There might be a workaround, though…
define onion (transparency)% //when making this block check off "run without screen refresh"
forever
stamp
switch costume to ((costume #) - (1))
set [ghost v] effect to (transparency)
next costume
end

//Usage:
onion (50)%
It might work, but then again, it might not. I'll try it and see if it works.
but it wouldnt show up in the costume editor, it would just show up in the project.

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paws48
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Onion Skins and Scratch

This topic is a bit old, but support. I feel that everything you need to make a project should be accessible within Scratch, and this is honestly the one thing that isn't.

Ima just help some people out as most of them don't appear to animate and seem kinda confused.

KJRYoshi07 wrote:

Support. Even though it is a little advanced, it still is very useful for animations.
I find onion-skinning to be very easy to understand and I picked up how to use it on other programs without needing to watch a tutorial. Making it accessible to new users who may not know how to animate perfectly yet could help them in the future when using other programs or taking up animation as a career.

TheAdriCoolManDude wrote:

No Support. This is a reason we can see all the costumes on the left hand site, and why we have duplicating and mouse tools for moving.
Onion skin is referring to inside the costume designer. Outside the costume designer, I'm not sure there would be any use for onion skins.

cul8er wrote:

No support. Scratch is primarily a coding site. Although you can animate with it, adding a specialized animation tool like onion-skinning is a bit too much and wouldn't be useful for a lot of Scratchers who don't animate.
Then they can just turn it off. A lot of things in Scratch aren't useful to a specific group of people, but ST isn't gonna remove it because it still has an audience. And animation is used in most games to any extent.

Also here's a quick explanation to those who still don't know what Onion Skinning is:
Basically, if you had two costumes and you put one more costume in between, the costume that is above and the costume that is below the center will be tinted different colors and be transparent when viewing the layer that is between the two, making for a more consistent animation.

(Also I saw a topic that got taken down because it was a dupe of this one, but they did also suggest layers in that, which would REALLY help out with the sketching process. All art programs have layers, so I find it weird that Scratch hasn't added them yet.)

Last edited by paws48 (Dec. 4, 2018 00:51:54)

YubNubEwok
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Total support!
As an average aniamtor, I've been wanting this to improve my animating. With this, my animating would greatly be improved and I would probably feel better about my projects as a whole.
In gerneral, I think that the whole animator community would be benefitted by this.

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how do we make sure that the scratch team or developers for the website or whoever sees this thread, anyway?

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Support.

Why? I animate with FireAlpaca sometimes but then I realize at the last minute the canvas is too small and I have to redo the animation, and when I animate in the Scratch Paint Editor I always end up drawing one frame that's in the center, and then the next is all the way to the side somehow

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the2000
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Support, even though if you're at the level where you'd be using onion skins you should probably move away from Scratch.

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paws48
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the2000 wrote:

Support, even though if you're at the level where you'd be using onion skins you should probably move away from Scratch.

paws48 wrote:

KJRYoshi07 wrote:

Support. Even though it is a little advanced, it still is very useful for animations.
I find onion-skinning to be very easy to understand and I picked up how to use it on other programs without needing to watch a tutorial. Making it accessible to new users who may not know how to animate perfectly yet could help them in the future when using other programs or taking up animation as a career.
SolarKnight
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the2000 wrote:

Support, even though if you're at the level where you'd be using onion skins you should probably move away from Scratch.
ok, but you can literally do onion skin in real life if you get paper and sone light, it really isnt that advanced

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paws48
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