Work done so far on the switchlayer-template:
Finished menus of all head poses: frontal, side three quarters, left and right.
Finished menus of all body poses: frontal, side and three quarters, left and right.
Finished implementation of mouthshape-menu with 15 shapes linked to all 4 head poses so when you change the head pose you will keep the same mouthshape.
Next on the todo list is the eyeshape-menu with again 15 eyeshapes linked to all the 4 head poses so when you change the head pose you will keep the same eyeshape. Don’t know yet whether to do a seperate menu for the eyebrows or keep them locked onto the eyes.
Then will come the handshape-menus (lefthand and righthand seperatly) which will be partially linked to the bodyshapes and there will also be a propshape-menu, which makes it easy to change props on characters like hats, scarfs or even a different hairstyle.
Linked to the switchlayer-template is the cutout-animation-template which will contain an easy rig setup at first and probably in a later phase will also make use of stickman-templates.
I also have to solve the render issue because when you render your stuff now the the whole menu template will be rendered along with it and that of course is not the intention, lol. A python script can probably solve that. The menu at the moment is suited for one character but it should be possible to have more then one character in the canvas, each with it’s own menu attached to it.
Also all the templates I use, wether it is the switchlayer-, cutout- or storyboard-template are used in beta phase on a production I am working on which is roughly a 10 minute pilote of an animation series made with synfig which is currently in animatic phase so I will probably start to fiddle on an animatic-template too, ,because everytime I come across something in synfig that annoys me (sorry developers ) then I try to go around it using a template and although the templates are mostly for personal use I will share them with the community under whatever license necessary once they are finished and prove to be useful or helpful.