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Lesson 4. RotoShape > Miscellaneous RotoShape Viewer Controls

Miscellaneous RotoShape Viewer Controls

ButtonNameAction

Toggle Fill/No Fill ModeQuickly toggles the rendering of the shape on and off.

Show/Hide TangentsControls the tangent visibility. When in Pick mode, only the active knot displays a tangent; None hides all tangents; All displays all tangents.

Lock/Unlock TangentsLocks or unlocks the tangents of adjacent knots when moving any knot.

Enable/Disable TransformA really annoying control to pan the entire collection of shapes; it is off by default.

Key Single/Multiple ShapesIndicates whether you are keyframing the active shape or all shapes when you roto.

Toggle PathIf the main onscreen transform tool is turned on, this toggles the visibility of the animation path; it doesn’t have a purpose if the tool is turned off.

Enable/Disable Shape Transform ControlTurns the shape transform control on and off.

Import/Export ShapesImports and exports shapes.


The Import Shapes button can be used to import shapes from programs such as SilhouetteFX’s Roto, available at www.silhouettefx.com.

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