3 Replies Latest reply on May 25, 2006 7:34 AM by Newsgroup_User

    cropping animation

    haden151
      Ok I'm new to Flash.

      I've got an animation off to the corner of my page, and I want to crop it (ala Image>Crop in PS)

      I've tried aligning all the objects and animation in the middle, and then changin the document size, but this messes up the animation.

      How would I do this? Is there not a way to draw a rectangle and crop the document size to it?

      thanks
        • 1. Re: cropping animation
          Bohillian
          1. Drag and highlight all the frames in the timeline, right-click and select "Copy Frames"

          2. Create a new, blank movie clip

          3. Right-click on frame 1 in the timeline of your empty movie-clip and select "Paste Frames"

          This will automatically place all of your frames inside a movie clip

          4. Delete all the old information that was on the main stage

          5. Drag the new movie clip that you just created onto the stage

          6. Position and Resize the Movie Clip to the size you want and *presto*, you are done.
          • 2. Re: cropping animation
            Level 7
            yes - this will work but beware if you have an actionscript referring to movie clips and/or main
            timeline, all your paths will need to be adjusted.
            unfortunately flash has always cropped based on the bottom and right sides of the stage - one of my
            big feature wishes is to have flash crop like all other graphics apps and if possible like P'shop's
            canvas resize where you can adjust the cropping based on document position.

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            Bohillian wrote:
            > 1. Drag and highlight all the frames in the timeline, right-click and select
            > "Copy Frames"
            >
            > 2. Create a new, blank movie clip
            >
            > 3. Right-click on frame 1 in the timeline of your empty movie-clip and select
            > "Paste Frames"
            >
            > This will automatically place all of your frames inside a movie clip
            >
            > 4. Delete all the old information that was on the main stage
            >
            > 5. Drag the new movie clip that you just created onto the stage
            >
            > 6. Position and Resize the Movie Clip to the size you want and *presto*, you
            > are done.
            >
            • 3. Re: cropping animation
              Level 7
              I should add - you can use Edit Multiple Frames if you dont want to paste entire main timeline into
              a MC.

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              Chris Georgenes wrote:
              > yes - this will work but beware if you have an actionscript referring to
              > movie clips and/or main timeline, all your paths will need to be adjusted.
              > unfortunately flash has always cropped based on the bottom and right
              > sides of the stage - one of my big feature wishes is to have flash crop
              > like all other graphics apps and if possible like P'shop's canvas resize
              > where you can adjust the cropping based on document position.
              >
              > ******************************************
              > --> **Adobe Certified Expert**
              > --> www.mudbubble.com
              > --> www.keyframer.com
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > Bohillian wrote:
              >
              >> 1. Drag and highlight all the frames in the timeline, right-click and
              >> select "Copy Frames"
              >>
              >> 2. Create a new, blank movie clip
              >>
              >> 3. Right-click on frame 1 in the timeline of your empty movie-clip
              >> and select "Paste Frames"
              >>
              >> This will automatically place all of your frames inside a movie clip
              >>
              >> 4. Delete all the old information that was on the main stage
              >>
              >> 5. Drag the new movie clip that you just created onto the stage
              >>
              >> 6. Position and Resize the Movie Clip to the size you want and
              >> *presto*, you are done.
              >>