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Thoughts

The headers should be named in a pleasing way. See Doc:Getting Started and how its header names smoothly flow into each other. --Recycler (talk) 10:15, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but in my opinion the page turned into total mess now. Introducing such complex concepts as ValueNodes and PasteCanvases is not god strategy. Tere's no reason to dive into layer differences, because this will be explained later in the "Diving In" section. Also I'm against of putting multiple links into text (especially to the external resources), because the text of this manual is going to be exported into PDF for offline reading and even printed on the paper. My recommendation is: revert to revision from "19 August 2010", move "As you probably know, animation is the rapid display..." paragraph to the top. Then feel free to improve the text but plase stick to the existing structure. Sorry if my critique sounds hard. I realy appeciate your contributions, but I have to keep the manual solid. --Zelgadis (talk) 10:10, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

My screenshot in the layer section is from an ugly Windows desktop. Feel free to change it. --Recycler (talk) 03:37, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Waouh... what a nice rewrite and formating !... I have added somes litle words, and now have another work in translation ;-) --D.j.a.y (talk) 00:09, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the addition. I'm not good at formally writing a document, but hopefully people will feel like Synfig is worth trying. Still a long way to go :D. --Recycler (talk) 08:11, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

The switch of topic from Synfig Studio to animation in general seems jarring to me. Could we change "As you probably know, animation is the rapid display of ..." to something related to Synfig Studio or digital animation? Recycler (talk) 07:36, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Maybe we should put explanations about animation in general right into beginning? And then it will get focused on Synfigs Studio as specific tool for animation. --Zelgadis (talk) 12:29, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
The first paragraph "As you probably now...." is already a kind of this explanations... and this could be rewrited. Maybie adding not too much details but adding somes adhoc links (for example, wikipedia ; Motion_graphics , Computer_animation, Cutout_animation) to present quickly in what Synfig is so powerfull : Morphing/CutOut/Links . And so, why not add also a "Data Linking and automatic animation" level 1 paragraph starting at "Synfig Studio gives you flexible...." . I see two reasons, first one, to add space in this block of text, and to highlight the links capability ... or not ... ;-) --D.j.a.y (talk) 13:06, 28 November 2012 (UTC)