Basics of auto action function


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Here, we will introduce the automatic action function of CLIP STUDIO PAINT. It is also introduced in the video. Please turn on subtitles and watch.

Auto action

Auto action is a function that can re-execute the operation from the start to the end of recording. I can't record everything, but I will explain it later.

Anyway, time saving

For example, isn't it troublesome to show/hide the "draft" by clicking the centerpiece icon every time? Furthermore, if you can prepare a layer set such as a name and a draft in a few seconds, it will be time consuming.

From here, I will explain the assembly of the auto action. (Various auto actions are recorded even at the beginning even if you do not make it yourself, and many are exhibited at ASSETS.)

Base for assembling auto action

You can create a "New Auto Action Set" by clicking the icon on the left of the upper right of the Auto Action Palette. You can create a "command" for the auto action in the set by starting recording by clicking the red circle icon on the left side in the lower right and performing an arbitrary action. The icon changes to a square during recording. Click the red square icon to stop recording. (When playing, "Click the desired auto action and then click the second triangular icon from the bottom left in the lower right" or "Double-click the desired auto action.")

If you uncheck the check box of a command, that command will be skipped. If there is another square field between the check box and the character of the command, you can turn on it so that the detailed settings will be displayed each time you play it (You can change it to a value only during that time during playback) ).

If you want to create a new auto action in the auto action set, click the third icon from the left in the lower right.

What you can and cannot do

The "auto action" looks similar to programming but is quite different. First, tool changes and drawings are not recorded. Similarly, opening and closing folders, rearranging layers by "drag and drop", and so-called undo/redo are not recorded.

If you want to record the rearrangement of layers, select "Reorder" from "Layer" at the top of the screen. (At present, the item that is displayed by right-clicking on a layer does not have this item.) Regarding the display/non-display above, if you want to target the layer whose layer name is "Draft", the pen mark will appear on another layer. At some point, you can create an action for the "layer name" by clicking the eyeball icon of the layer with the layer name "draft." In this case, it is safe to create separate "display" action and "hide" action and register them as shortcuts. (If there are multiple layers with the same "target layer name", it may not work well.)

I can record most things such as "Fill", "Erase", "Free Transform", "Filter", "Layer Property" operations and "Composite Mode" changes that are not bucket tools.

More efficiently

It will be easier to use if you register the auto action in "Shortcut (from upper "File")", "Command bar", or "Quick access".
If you can use the "Batch processing function" of "File", you can execute it on multiple pages at once.

ASSETS auto action material

in conclusion

It is better to save the file before executing the auto action.
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