Importing FlipBooks

NOTE: The FlipBooks tools are only available in Sketchbook Pro for Mac and Windows desktop.

Do you have a sequence of images, maybe from Maya or 3DMax, you want to bring into Sketchbook Pro? Use File > New FlipBook > New FlipBook From Image Sequence. You can import flattened PNG, JPG, and BMP images or layered PSD images.

Things to keep in mind

You can only import 1000 images/frames. A message will appear with the option to continue. If you select Import, Sketchbook Pro will only import the first 1000 images/frames of the sequence.

Also, if images are larger than 1620 x 1080, they will be resized. A message appears providing the new dimensions. It gives you the choice of opening and resizing them or cancelling the operation.

If you want to create a new FlipBook, see Creating FlipBooks‍.

Importing a sequence into an existing FlipBook

If you have images you want to add to a FlipBook, use Add Images as Frames.

  1. Select File > Open and select a .skba file to load the FlipBook into Sketchbook Pro.
  2. Select File > Add Images as Frames.
  3. Ensure Image Sequence is unchecked, so the images are added to a FlipBook and a new FlipBook of the sequence is not created.
  4. Tap Import as and select either Foreground or Midground.
  5. Tap Open.

Importing multiple images to create a sequence

Sometimes, you might want to import multiple images that are not the same file format or part of a sequence. To make a FlipBook from them:

  1. Select File > New FlipBook > New FlipBook From Image Sequence.
  2. Select multiple files.
  3. Ensure Import Sequence is unchecked.
  4. Tap Import as and select either Foreground or Midground.
  5. Tap Open.