Animator’s Toolbar Pro › Tool Groups › Content

* Pro feature only

Paste Special

The Paste Special function allows for pasting ‘inside’ or ‘on’ the top most selected layer at the current time of the playhead. Now you can paste the clipboard data on a single frame of a Video Layer or even an Art Layer inside a Video Group.

⇧ Skip Auto Merge

The pasted content is placed above the selected layer or Video Group without merging them together. This enables repositioning of the pasted content before committing to merge the pasted content with the top most selected layer.


Clear Layer Content or Selection

When no pixels are selected, all content from the selected layers at the current time in the timeline is deleted. For Video Layers this will result in a empty frame while for Art Layers all content for the duration of the layer is deleted. When an active selection is present only the selected area is deleted.

⌥ Split and Clear*

Split the layer at the current time in the timeline and delete all content from the cut off layer at the current time in the timeline.


Create Hold

Creates a new Art Layer from the content of the top most selected layer on the frame at the current time with a duration of the number of frames entered into the Hold Frame pop-up window. This works on both Art Layers and Video Layers. This method avoids adding duplicate frames to a Video Layer to create a Hold.

When no layer is selected a Snapshot with the specified duration is created instead.

⇧ Snapshot*

Is like Photoshop’s ‘Stamp Visible’ function but automatically trimmed back to the default duration of new frames (specified as ‘New Frame length’ in the Toolbar Settings).

⌥ No Background*

Creates a Snapshot with the Background Layer visibility turned off.


New Video Layer

Create a new Video Layer at the current time in the timeline with the same duration as the timeline. The speed of new Video Layers is set according to the Toolbar Settings. Video Layers can be optimized for animation on ‘ones’, ‘twos’, ‘threes’, or ‘fours’.

⇧ Load Footage*

Place a supported video file from your Hard Drive on the timeline.

⌥ Interpret Footage*

Open the “Interpret Footage” window for the selected Video Layer to adjust the frame rate of the Video Layer in relation to the Timeline. The toolbar will update the name of the selected Video Layer to the frame rate set in the Interpret Footage window.