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Aug 9, 2022

Timeline workflow improvements

image of fable's timeline interface

This week, we made a few improvements to the timeline that will increase your productivity in Fable!

  1. Setting a layer’s parent now overwrites any existing parent relationships. You no longer have to remove the existing parent connection to create a new connection.
  2. We added a keyboard shortcut for zooming in ('=') and out ('-') of the timeline.
  3. The keyboard shortcuts for moving the playhead to the next/previous keyframe ('g'/'f') now only account for keyframes currently visible on the timeline.

Fixes & Improvements

  • Audio layer volume now uses decibel (db) units instead of a percentage.
  • Shape tools are now hidden while in path editing mode.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the app to crash when using the color picker with multiple layers.
  • Fixed a bug that caused adjusting the anchor point of a scene to create position keyframes on the children layers.
  • Fixed a bug that caused paths with a trim setting of start: 0% and end: 100% to be hidden on the canvas. Now, these settings display the full path.
  • Fixed inaccurate bounding boxes around straight 2-point paths. Now you can align straight paths vertically and horizontally.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the effects panel to sometimes overlap with the inspector.
  • Fixed a bug that raised an error notification when new users signed up.