Learn the Eldredge Tie Knot.
If you Ctrl+Click on the little box that shows what is on the layer, it will create a selection the same shape as everything on that layer. This works in Photoshop, too.
I don’t know how I lived life before knowing this.
fuck i didn;t know this
Here I have a list of 20 body language and what they generally mean in Western culture.
Squinting - When people see what they don’t like, feel threatened, or are unhappy, they squint their eyes.
Arched Eyebrows - When we raise our eyebrows, it means we are contemplating what we’re listening to and that we’re mildly intrigued.
Direct Eye Contact - means we’re interested, we’re listening, and that we’re focused on you. It also conveys that we got nothing to hide.
Blinking too much - means we’re nervous or anxious
Hands the Church Steeple - fingertips touching, palms facing apart conveys we’re thinking and that we’re about to make a decision or move.
Arms Akimbo - planting your hands with your thumps backward on your hips and elbows out in a “V” shape displays dominance or authority.
Feet facing directly the other person - It shows that we’re focused on the other person.
Crossed feet (Standing or sitting) - When we cross our feet standing or sitting down, it shows that we’re comfortable or relaxed, but sometimes also defensive.
Shaking Your Head left and right - Means you’re in disagreement or disbelief
Shaking Your Head Up and Down (nodding) - means you’re agreeing
Thumb Sucking - means the person is stressed, relieving that, and/or thinking out of mind.
Shaking Your Legs - means you’re anxious, scared or impatient
Leaning Forward - means you’re interested in the other person and want to hear more of what they say.
Smiling - one of the universal emotions mean you’re happy, comfortable and approachable.
Tilting the head and smiling - means flirting or being playful
Lowered head - means you’re ashamed of something, shy or have something to hide.
Looking to the side or elsewhere - means you’re distracted or that you’re submitting.
Dilated Pupils - means you’re interested.
Eyes seemed far away - means they’re in deep thought or dosing off.
Mirroring - Mirroring someone’s body language means they’re interested in you and trying to build rapport.
Arms Crossed - reserved, uncomfortable or defensive. Or to display dominance or authority.
Hands on the hips - means they’re impatient or aggressive or tired.
Because attempting to animate in the purgatory that is a midway between Sai and Photoshop is akin to sawing off your dick with a nail file, I got around to this last week.
The goal is to allow for viewing of wip animations being made in Sai without having to load the project into Photoshop, Flash, or whatever your external timeline of choice is. Essentially, you export each frame as a .png into a folder and then just overwrite them in the same way when you want to update a frame.
On load it defaults to whatever directory it’s sitting in, but if you want to keep it somewhere else you can select the folder source post-load.
Images are loaded alphabetically, so all of these are valid:
- a.png, b.png, c.png
- 1.png, 2.png, 3.png
- Frame1.png, Frame2.png, Frame3.png.
It runs off .png files because I don’t see why you’d use any other format in 2014. If anyone desperately wants .jpeg support or something I can add a toggle though.
Image locations are loaded fresh upon each iteration and held within the program so you can add, update and remove frames without stopping it if you want to. This means you can leave it open on a second monitor and have a looping preview without leaving Sai.
Shit runs on .net 4.5 since C# is cakewalk for stuff like this.
oh hello there wonderful body type reference for future monster bits
A delicious fuck-ton of human ethnicity/diversity drawing references. [From various sources.]