Hi Silhouette team,
A common question I get asked especially from Juniors is when learning Silhouette, why does Silhouette’s clone tool behavior work in the ‘opposite’ way to how Nuke’s rotopaint clone tool works.
Two things are brought up:
The actual keybinds themselves Ctrl (to adjust brush size) & Shift (to select source area to clone from) are reversed compared to Nuke. Of course this is easily customisable with a couple python lines.
The second is to do with the actual behavior of the clone tool in terms of when you hold Shift in Silhouette to select the source area the destination clone resets to this area too. Whereas in Nuke holding the equivalent keybind (Ctrl) keeps the source brush where it is and you move the destination brush around.
Now I’ve had many disputes in the past with peers as to which clone behavior is better haha.
But what I have found is majority of junior vfx artists starting in the industry get used to one or the other first, generally it is Nuke a lot of the time, and therefore painting in Silhouette becomes ‘backwards’ to them.
Is there a way we can bring both together and share the same clone tool behavior through a preference option perhaps? Let me know any thoughts!