In addition to loading and drawing images, the Animation Tab includes several tools to help edit your animation images.
Copy, Flip, and Rotate
Three useful tools for creating multiple animations to use with the same sprite are Copy, Flip, and Rotate
- The copy button creates a duplicate of the current animation. This is useful for creating multiple versions of an animation for a single sprite, such as pointing in different directions, or jumping and walking animations.
- The flip button flips the current image across the vertical axis. If you hold down the Alt key (or Option on a Mac) while clicking, you can instead flip across the horizontal axis.
- The rotate button rotates the current image 90 degrees counter-clockwise. If you hold down the Alt key (or Option key on a Mac) while clicking, you can rotate clockwise instead.