I don't see the "Index" parameter when creating a "Duplicate" Layer

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#1

Trying to follow the help files and such that talk about creating a duplicate and then referencing the index value.
I just don’t see “index” in any of the paramaters of a duplicated graphic (jpg for example).

What am I missing?

Thank you :slight_smile:


#2

hi, good day/night.

“index”? if can you be a little more explicit, I really want to help you, but I don’t remember see a Index Option, or maybe is named diferent on Synfig.


#3

https://wiki.synfig.org/Duplicate_Layer#The_Index_Parameter
The “index” value is exported automatically as “duplicate”, you can rename it as you wish.
Check the sample with snowflake for use with links/converters.
Always check Wiki first :wink:


#4

Hi,

Yes, I read what it says, the problem is when I make a duplicate I do not see the parameter, nor do I see it in the Library panel.

Please see attached screenshot which is from Manual.

Why do I not see the index value as shown in my screenshot, after duplicating an object such as a jpg?

Thank you


#5

Just did the test with last version (Dev 1.3.10 Linux x64), all works fine.
Which version/os do you use?


#6

I was using version 1.2.1 Windows. I changed to 1.3.1, same results.

Then I noticed that I had been creating the duplicate layer by right clicking and selecting Duplicate Layer.
The manual actually says to " → New Layer → Other → Duplicate". That worked.

So there are (at least) 2 ways to create a duplicate, and only one works for making indexes. Is that as intended?

Anyway, I should have paid closer attention. Thank you both for helping! Great community here.

Gary