I know that Krita 5.0.0 is still in prealpha and 2 developpers are working on this part.
But I already have some feedback concerning changes made on animation timeline docker.
Maybe these point are already fixed on developper’s side, or not…
Here interface in Krita 5.0
Some interface elements have been moved in docker title bar; this is a good idea to improve UI space
But there’s some problem to use it…
(1) Speed spin editor height is very small…
Maybe it should be possible to reduce/remove top&bottom margin…
(like for frame register)
Or better to move it to move to animation settings menu (with “drop keyframe” option)
Because it take space in UI and sincerely, I’m not sure that speed play is frequently modified by users (Personally I never use it, I prefer to change framerate is needed)
(2) Oignon and menu are far-far away than other buttons…
I’m not sure that a good thing, and as they’re positioned against the docker default buttons I found they’re hard to see
(3) In krita 4.x there’s more navigation buttons
Are now missing:
- First keyframe
- Previous keyframe
- Next keyframe
- Last keyframe
These buttons are very important: when you have multiple layers with hundred/thousand of frames/key frames, they allow to navigate/jump very quickly to next important keyframe without having to scroll and click to check if keyframe is the right one.
Is it possible to see these button back ?
(4) Auto frame mode
Now in animation settings menu
This one is important and should be available in button bar.
Also, the group button is replaced with a button menu.
You now need to open animation settings menu (1 click) and then auto frame mode menu (2 click) just to check in which mode we are working (Krita 4.x: just take a look to interface, button icon change according to mode + button is up/down)
At least, if menu is kept to reduce number of button in interface, icon should be updated according to defined mode)
Animation settings menu:
Docker button bar: