Animated brushes and AnimPainting

Animated brush

An animated brush is a brush that contains more than one frame, so it is an animation itself. To create an animated brush you can use the rectangular brush selector from the tool box with an animation project. Hold the Alt key when selecting the brush area. See menu brush to change the settings for an animated brush, i.e. the number of frames to be used.
Alternatively copy a range of frames using frame copy functions and use the option Store in Brush.


AnimPainting means that the frames of your animation are flipped while you are drawing. It is enabled when you hold the Alt key or Alt+Ctrl (circle, rectangle) while using the tool on the canvas.

As a quick example please do:
- create a project with 30 frames
- use the continuous drawing tool
- hold Alt and start drawing slowly

As you can see each dot is drawn on a separate frame. When the last frame is reached then the first frame is used again.

Now hold Alt+Ctrl and draw a circle to see what happens.

AnimPainting also works with animated brushes. Their frames are flipped too.

Related topics

AnimBrush Settings
Brush Container
Menu Brush
New Project