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14th-Feb-2009 12:53 pm
Okay .. is this community even active anymore? Because the last two times I posted here, I got no responses whatsoever and I really need help with Animation 3. Okay, I'm trying to add text to an animation that has 14 frames. I selected each one, but whenever I try to add the text in each frame, it only goes into the first frame and none of the other ones. HOW do I get the text into each frame without having to manually put it in each frame myself? Because when I try to do that, it ends up bouncing around and it looks horrible. What am I doing wrong?

14th-Feb-2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Are you trying to paste one frame of text into multiple frames? You need to have the same number of frames for your text as you do for your animation. Highlight all frames in each one, then copy and paste into the animation.

If copying and pasting doesn't work, try dragging them all in. Just highlight all your text frames and all your animation frames, then drag the text from the first frame into the first frame of the animation. The rest should follow.
14th-Feb-2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Okay now I feel like an idiot. How do I make multiple text frames? I didn't know I needed text frames too. *groans* I'm so new at making animations in PSP8
14th-Feb-2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
You just need to paste the text frames into the same animation. So what you'll do when you paste your text from PSP into AS (or when you create it in AS), you copy that frame (CTRL+C) and then paste using CTRL+SHIFT+L, which will place the copied text into the next empty frame. Do this as many times as you have frames in your animation. Then go back to the beginning, click the first frame of each animation, CTRL+A, then CTRL+C the text animation and paste it into the animation with CTRL+E.

With pictures:

Paste your text as a new animation.

CTRL+C to copy that frame, then CTRL+SHIFT+L to paste into the next three frames. There are four frames in the animation, so we need four text frames.

CTRL+A from the beginning of each to highlight both, then make sure you have the text window selected, and CTRL+C to copy, then select your animation and CTRL+E to paste it into the window. The text will hover where your mouse is, and you move it around to where you want it, then click your mouse to place it.