I just found Synfig and I’m excited to find out what it can do.
Upon first trying things out (such as the basic animation tutorial) I ran into a couple of questions that I can’t find the answer to in the help files / pages.
I’m using Synfig on a macbook running OSX Yosemite. I actually installed three versions of Synfig to test out: the OSX 64-bit installer on the main download page; the 64 bit OSX 0.65 dev snapshot and the the 64-bit OSX native version, both on SourceForge.
I have X11 and XCode installed.
The questions that I’m having are:
though only one of those packages is labeled as ‘native’, none of those three seem to be using X11? I do not see any X11 process running in any case, with none of those three versions. They also look quite similar on first sight: the only obvious difference is that the 0.64 version has a multi-pane layout, while both the ‘native’ version and the 0.65 develop snapshot are in single-window mode (as Gimp would call it).
I can find no single way to perform a right mouse click using the macbook trackpad. In Blender it’s cmd + click, but neither that nor any other combination of shift, ctrl, alt or cmd keys does the trick. Does anyone know how to fix this?
How can I delete an object? Say, the square that is created in that ‘Animation Basics’ tutorial with the Rectangle Tool?
I downloaded the manual and searching for “remove” or “delete” results only in a description how to remove a vertex (accessed by right-clicking, unfortunately); but I cannot find how to remove a whole object. The menu neither contains any option to remove or delete a selected item.
I suppose that I might miss something obvious, but I cannot think of what it might be …
I’d appreciate any help!