is there a way to paste into a range of frames ?
I think there isn’t, sorry, but there are 2 “roundabouts” for this task.
-If the range of frames is small I usually just use the cursor arrows and the shortcut ctrl+v to paste faster.
-If the range is big, I usually paste into the first and last frame of the range, then I select all the frames, “right click > link cells” and finally “right click > unlink”.
I hope it helps!
I’ll leave a link to this post with some methods to edit multiple frames:
thanks for the reply
This is an acceptable workflow and this is what I’ve been doing, however this leads to another issue for me and I am unsure if I am overlooking something … when selecting a range of cells, is left-click-drag the only way ? this works fine for small ranges but often my animations get into the 300+ frame range and this becomes a tedious task. I haven’t stumbled upon a way to select all or a long range of cells without left clicking then manually moving through the timeline. That would be a very welcome addition.
I totally agree, when the range is over 80 or so it’s already tedious, 300+ must be a nightmare ^^U
I’ve been looking if there was a way of selecting a range programatically using a script, but it seems that there still aren’t methods implemented for that in the
Range class https://github.com/aseprite/api/blob/master/api/range.md#range (in fact, when i try to use that clas I only get an error: “attempt to index a nil value(global ´Range´)”).
Anyway, what did you need to select that range of cells for? Depending on the answer maybe you can just select the layer to do the work?
for example, i will try to break up the pattern of the loop so that if you sit and watch the animation for a while it is not just a ping-pong style animation , it feels more unpredictable. I try to have several loops going at different intervals so that they don’t line up the same way every time so it doesn’t just feel like a loop. I hand animate a lot but after hand animating a layer for 30 frames or so, i’ll cut-paste, reverse them, move cels, animate 15 more frames, copy paste, reverse , etc… until i have long loops that don’t follow a super noticeable pattern of back-forth-back-forth type pattern. Eventually i’m trying to cut-paste long sections of cels like 120+ frames , and it’s just tedious trying to do it all with left-click-drag every time. Also after establishing 300+ cels , deciding I want to change something and having to delete all those cells, same issue.
if there is a better way i’m all ears, I know my workflow isn’t close to perfect that is why i ask a lot of questions because sometimes i’ll get into bad habits in programs that cost me a lot of time that might be obvious to someone else (like a programmer)