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How to use the P.E.G Bar

Updated: Jan 19

About P.E.G Bar

It is a piece of plastic or metal that will hold the papers while drawing in animation if your paper will stick on the paper.

Types of P.E.G bar

There are different types of peg bars The "Disney" type is used at the time of Disney studio which is converted to Acme. These bars are having one central, round peg, and two others in which other pegs are on the other side.

  • Acme peg bar

These pegs are having a round peg which is in the center of two or more pegs, from one end to another end.

  • Round peg bar

This looks so different that they can do the same thing in which they can register the drawings which they are used at many schools and studios.

  • Disney peg bar

This will enable the peg bar to animate the whole bunch of drawings in a perfect register which is used as a scanner or camera, which is always correct even in phases of the production.

  • Ox berry peg bar

It is an excellent tool for the beginning of the animators or filmmakers by using graphic arts materials in their work. It also allows a high degree of control, materials, and camera or background movement which is very simple and easy to learn.

The Purpose of a Peg Bar

When a peg bar does not only holds your papers, it will draw them when you will remove them from the peg bar we will get back into it when you will be shooting in hand-drawn animation which makes sure that the paper goes exactly at the same time in a correct position.

This is one of the circular stubs which are in the middle of the two rectangles that can stubs on either side by up and down, which makes the circle itself with left and right.

These bars will help you in working the traditional animation which goes behind the scenes footage of like a Disney movie which will be working on animation discs that are basically which is a combination of a peg bar and a lightbox.​

Usage of the Peg Bar detection in CTP

This peg bar will detect the images automatically which is relative to the peg holes of your drawings which will import the images through the scanner, file import, or video input, especially the webcam. When you will create the animation by drawing which is very common in using a punched paper. This is placed on the top of the peg bar which is recognized by most of the common peg bars that are capable to keep the drawings perfectly aligned when we will import them, by detecting the peg holes.

Some of the peg bars can be detected and related in the same settings through import dialogs, such as Import Image from File, Import Image from Vide, and Import Image from Scanner. However, there are other schemes that are used in different types of regions, such as Ox berry, Lightfoot, and or the historic Disney peg bar which can deal with the regular double punch holes, as well as the American triple punch holes.

Using the peg bar

While drawing when you will use the preview button it will import the scanner function from the Insert menu. This will create a reference in your Visualization Area which will define to import your area while drawing by using the clip Rectangular clip button which will set the size of the import drawing and Field Chart which will set the size of the image that will be imported finally of the Field Chart which is always corresponding to the resolution (DPI) of your project.

When you click on the peg bar button in the toolbar the detection toolbar gets activated when the function will be activated automatically and the virtual peg bar will appear in your Visualization Area.

When the peg bar button gets activated, then all buttons on the toolbar will get activated so that u will know about how peg holes are, whether it is oriented horizontally or vertically. This will lock your button and allow you to lock the position of your peg bar so that it cannot be moved any longer which will be fixed permanently.

While importing the images from a file or a video it will input the webcam by using automatic peg bar detection which will resize the virtual peg bar.

When the buttons get activated from the peg bar detection with those buttons, you can decide whether your peg holes are horizontally or vertically. This will lock the button and allows you to lock the position of your peg bar, so it cannot be moved around anymore.

Some of the images that can then import the images from a file, video input, or webcam, the automatic peg bar detection can be very useful too. But keep in mind that you may need to resize the virtual peg bar.

The Drawback of Using a Peg Bar

When we use to punch papers from the peg bar we need a special hole punch which is expensive. The cheapest is a paper puncher.

Working in animation

A Peg layer is a trajectory that contains no drawings on your drawings. These have been used for a long time in the traditional animation process which is mainly used for registration purposes. This is used at the bottom or top of the animation paper that is used for all the sheets even at the same time.

This animator is used in a peg bar while drawing which has three pins that joint to the shape and location of the peg holes. Peg bars are normally found at the bottom and top of the animation discs.

These peg bars are used to move layers on the camera stand which will create and the camera moves. Which are equivalent to the digital trajectories? This is used to create the concepts of animation and camera motion.

A peg is composed of many customizable parameters. These parameters are:

  • Angle (rotation)

  • Skew

  • X and Y Scales

They will attach into a peg layer which makes them follow a trajectory as a single unit. This makes trajectory modifications much easier and faster.





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