How Do I Edit Individual Assets Within a Project?

There are several ways to edit individual assets within a Doodly project.

Erasing an Asset

Deleting an Asset

Creating a Draw Path

Creating a Second Draw Path

Turning Off Draw Paths

Adjusting the Exit Animation

Copying and Pasting

Layering Assets

Bonus Tips!


Erasing an Individual Asset:

  • Right click on the asset and choose, "Erase Asset," this will set the animation to erase

Please Note: "Erase asset" doesn’t remove an asset from a scene, it erases it using the eraser and then creates a new scene so you can draw something in its place.


Deleting an Individual Asset: 

  • Select the asset

  • Select Trashcan Icon to delete the asset


Creating a Draw Path:

  • Select the asset

  • Select the plus sign under, "Tools"

  • Start to trace around the asset, selecting points as you go until you close around the asset

  • Select, "Save & return"


Creating a Second Draw Path:

  • Select, "New path" in the bottom right corner of the screen and repeat the steps above

  • Always remember to select, "Save & return"


Turning Off Draw Paths: 

Draw paths are generally required for all images within Doodly, however, we do have a workaround/suggestion for members who are looking to have an image without an illustration component:

Once you import your image and add it to your current project Select the asset and navigate to "Edit Paths". 
Next, on the first path that does not have points, add a single point.
Delete any other draw paths, by selecting the path and clicking the "Red Trashcan" icon in the tools section. 
Select "save & return".

Finally, on the scene - set the duration of the asset to 0.5. That will simply pop the image into existence at 0.5 seconds and the image will remain on the screen until the scene changes!


Adjusting the Exit Animation:

  • Simply click on the gear above the asset, this will allow you to adjust the enter and exit animation for the next scene


Copying and Pasting:

  • By using the copy and paste hotkeys that correlate to your particular computer type, you can copy images from scene to scene AND/OR within the same scene
  • Control+C(copy) /Control+V(paste) on PC
  • Command+C(copy) /Command+V(paste) on Mac


Layering Assets:

  • Click on the item you wish to edit. This will reveal the Icon Menu for the specific asset you are working with. Next, and choose the left icon to move the layer backward or the right icon to move the layer forward.


Bonus Tips!

  • For small adjustments, you can move images around in a scene using the arrow keys! This is great when precision is important
  • For slightly larger movements, hold down shift before navigating with the arrow keys!

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