You GIMP users think you’ve got it tough keeping track of your layer? Imagine having to keep track of your layer and keyframe at the same time!

Moho 12 (formerly Anime Studio 11) is one of the foremost software tools for illustrating, rigging and animating 2D animation.

Moho uses layer to define the graphic element you’re working on, but it also includes a keyframe to define whether you’re doing illustration or animation.

This is my #1 tip for new Moho users:

While drawing your figures, you need to make sure that the current keyframe is set to keyframe 0. While animating, make sure your current keyframe is set to the keyframe you intend to animate.

So, before drawing in the GIMP, take a look at your layers window to make sure you’re on the right graphics layer.

Before drawing in Moho, take a look at the layers window to make sure you’re on the right graphics layer then take a look at the timeline to make sure you’re on keyframe 0.

Yike! Still, together, we’ll figure it all out ;-).

I’ll see you in the classroom,

—Brian