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Why There Is not a Opacity Controller due to Pen Pressure?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 26, 2023 Aug 26, 2023

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OMG guys! In Photoshop, I can control my brush opacity with pen pressure. Buuut in Animate I cannot do that basic thing. WHY? I think it is a big joke. I can control the size but I cannot control the opacity. I searched a lot. REALLY SEARCHED A LOT!! And are you guys really serious? I am predicting it should take TWO LINES OF CODE. You did with the size, now do it with the opacity. It is REALLY ANNOYING!! I think some developer needs to this. I mean REALLY, YOU GUYS DID NOT ADD THAT TO ANIMATE, REALLY???

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Community Expert , Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

I would imagine it's harder than it looks. In Photoshop, you're just dealing with pixels so this is trivial, however unlike Photoshop, Animate is a vector program, with a completely different drawing engine. You can only have opacity in two ways: reducing the alpha value of the swatch, or with symbol color effects. To have something like this, Animate would have to keep each stroke into separate objects, and even then, the end result would be limited since most likely it'd be the same opacity le

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Guru ,
Aug 26, 2023 Aug 26, 2023

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You seem to be very knowledgeable how many lines of code are necessary to implement certain features.

This probably wasn't meant to be a joke, but I found it very funny.

 

All the best!

Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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Yeah I am very knowledgeable with the lines of codes. Beside the jokes, I am just guessing man. I think only thing to do for this make happen is switching the size variable in the code with opacity variable just copying the method for "controling the size with pressure". I think there is something beyond this easy implemantation. It is for make us to use Photoshop I think. Marketing strategy? You are better than that Adobe come on!

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Participant ,
Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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You can, actually. I saw someone do it in a video on YouTube. 

I don't know, personally. But it's out there.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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Please show me because I searched a lot but couldn't find anything. Even the answer I found was "There is no option for that".

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Participant ,
Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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I found it for you. 

I'm very, very new, but here is a link to the guy I've been watching:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-woaDyBXkyU

Goto 10:03. There he talks about brushes. But I also found a link that may help you as well:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/animate-discussions/pressure-sensitivity-in-animate-cc/td-p/9004747

Good luck!

 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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Thanks but I couldn't find the solution. They are for size control not for hardness or opacity as I understand. Thanks anyway.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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@Ege31902728xg3w 

 

again, adobe suggestions have greater effect if made elsewhere.

 

for applicable apps, you can make (some) suggestions to adobe here, https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/x-productkb/global/how-to-user-voice.html

 

for others, use https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html

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Aug 27, 2023 Aug 27, 2023

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I would imagine it's harder than it looks. In Photoshop, you're just dealing with pixels so this is trivial, however unlike Photoshop, Animate is a vector program, with a completely different drawing engine. You can only have opacity in two ways: reducing the alpha value of the swatch, or with symbol color effects. To have something like this, Animate would have to keep each stroke into separate objects, and even then, the end result would be limited since most likely it'd be the same opacity level across the entire stroke; then there's the issue of the paint bucket fill that requires all lines to be flattened to function, once the lines are flattened, bye, bye variable opacity.

I don't know what it would take to make true pressure-sensitive opacity levels on the same stroke...it seems simple, until you realize, no vector program does this, none of them.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 28, 2023 Aug 28, 2023

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I never thought like this. It seems logical now but it is still annoying, there needs to be an option for this vector thing I think. Maybe I am thinking stupidly, I don't know. Thanks by the way, now I got it.

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