The palette is your main location of brushes, tools, and actions in general. Think of it as an advanced painter’s palette or a tablet.
The palette has 5 main areas:
- 5 tabs across the top
- An interactive screen
- 5 filesystem buttons across the bottom
- A color picker
- A right leaf with an interactive screen
The tabs across the top change the information displayed on the screen. Below is a list of the tabs and their individual functions.
The Brushes tab is visible first by default. It’s split up into 2 sections:
- 3D Brushes
- 2D Brushes
3D Brushes have a body to them. That is, they are three-dimensionally extruded shapes. The basic brushes are tubes.
2D Brushes are flat planes. That is, they appear as ribbons in the space around you.
Each section has a few brushes. In order, the 3D brushes are:
- Glossy brush
- Dull brush
- Solid brush (no shading)
In order, the 2D brushes are:
- Glossy brush
- Dull brush
To select a brush, point at a brush icon with your pen and squeeze the pen’s trigger.
The Tools tab contains various tools for enhancing or replacing the brushes. Currently, the only tool is the Delete tool. To select it, point at the tool icon with your pen and squeeze the pen’s trigger.
While a tool is selected, it will continue to be active until a brush is selected again.
The Environments tab contains various scenes to contain your frame’s drawings. Each frame contains its own environment, so for example you could have one frame be in daylight, while another frame be in the night.
To select an environment, point at an environment icon with your pen and squeeze the pen’s trigger.
The Frames tab contains all of the frames in your project. Each frame is numbered on its icon.
To select a frame, point at a frame icon with your pen and squeeze the pen’s trigger.
To scroll through your frames, point at the screen on your palette with your pen, squeeze the pen’s trigger, and then drag up or down. This is similar to using your finger to scroll up or down on a tablet.
There are 4 actions that can be accomplished on this tab.
|Button||What it will do|
|New Frame||Creates a new frame after the current frame|
|Copy Frame||Copies the current frame|
|Paste Frame||Pastes the last-copied frame into a new frame after the current frame|
|Delete Frame||Deletes the current frame|
There must be at least one frame in a project, so if you delete the last frame a new empty frame is created.
The Settings tab contains various system and user settings to customize your experience with Stajit.
|Setting||What it will do|
|Dominant Hand||Choose your dominant hand. If you’re right handed, choose “Right” to put the pen in your right hand. The reverse is true if you’re left handed.|
|Play Tutorial||When Stajit launches for the first time, a brief tutorial is played. If you wish to go through this tutorial again, click this button.|
The color picker at the top left of the palette is always visible for quick access. 4 preset swatches are across the top of the color picker. To choose a color, point the pen at the color you want to select, then squeeze the pen’s trigger to select the color. The color you pick will be shown on the pen itself.
To change the Hue and Saturation of the color, point anywhere on the color wheel and select a color. To change the Brightness of the color, point anywhere on the vertical bar beside the color wheel and select a color.
The right leaf of the palette holds your layers. Each frame has its own layers. A layer holds any number of items. The order of layers does not matter, but instead can be thought of as 3D containers of your items.
To select a layer, point at a layer icon with your pen and squeeze the pen’s trigger.
To scroll through your layers, point at the right screen on your palette with your pen, squeeze the pen’s trigger, and then drag up or down. This is similar to using your finger to scroll up or down on a tablet.
To show or hide a layer, select the square next to the name of the layer.
At the bottom of the right screen are layer actions. These are the 4 actions:
|Layer Action||What it will do|
|Copy Layer||Copies the selected layer|
|Paste Layer||Pastes the last-copied layer into the selected layer|
|New Layer||Creates a new layer above the selected layer|
|Delete Layer||Deletes the selected layer|
Note that there must be at least one layer in a frame. If you delete the last layer in a frame, a new empty layer will be created immediately.
When switching to the next frame, if a frame does not exist after the current frame, a new frame is created with the same environment as the current frame.
|Action||What to do|
|Switch to Next Frame||Press the button with the right-facing arrow with your palette thumb|
|Switch to Previous Frame||Press the button with the left-facing arrow with your palette thumb|
|Show onion skinning for next frame||Touch the button with the right-facing arrow with your palette thumb|
|Show onion skinning for previous frame||Touch the button with the left-facing arrow with your palette thumb|
|Toggle Onion Skinning Enabled||Press on the palette thumbstick so that it clicks|