I am writing a visual story (actually a presentation) and found Synfig as the best tool for what I want to accomplish (after evaluating Prezi extensively and also Powtoon and others). Powerpoint is just so last season and ineffective for great presentations.
However, I am worried that one aspect will hinder my progress or at least make my story inflexible if I want to add new parts to it.
Currently I have found the “time swap” feature for layers indispensable to enable making entities visible when I want them to ‘enter’ my storyline, but, is there a way to link these to previous events, rather than a specific time?
E.g. I have a sequence of images that appear one after the other, but currently, if I later want to add another one somewhere in the front or middle, I will have to edit the time of ALL the following layers to enter at a new time.
Can’t I somehow lock the enter time to the enter time of a previous layer? This way I can easily add an image and only need to edit the following layer to reference the new layer instead of the previous one.