3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2008 4:17 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Adding a background

    ConfusedJoy
      Hey guys!

      I was wondering if anyone could help me add a background to my stage, instead of having it all white (preferibly a jpg. picture)

      Thanks! =)
        • 1. Re: Adding a background
          Level 7
          > I was wondering if anyone could help me add a background to my stage, instead of having it all white (preferibly a jpg. picture)

          Import an image into your cast library and drag it onto the stage in
          channel 1.
          I'm guessing you haven't used Director much?
          • 2. Re: Adding a background
            ConfusedJoy Level 1
            nope, JUST started using it for uni and i am completely lost, so dont be surprised if i keep asking stupid questions lol
            thanks for ur help! =D
            • 3. Re: Adding a background
              Level 7
              ConfusedJoy wrote:

              > nope, JUST started using it for uni and i am completely lost, so dont be surprised if i keep asking stupid questions lol
              > thanks for ur help! =D

              Hi,

              As you'll realise, the sprite channels (numbered rows in the Score) represent a layering of visual media. The lower the
              number, the lower the layer order. So, sprite 1 will be at the bottom, sprite 2 above sprite 1, sprite 3 above sprite 2 and
              so on. There is no way to set a background image other than putting the graphic at the bottom most channel. You can set the
              background colour of the stage in the Property Inspector.

              I have some beginner level tutorials at (tuts 1-12):
              http://www.deansdirectortutorials.com/
              These cover various aspects of sprites and properties. So may be helpful in getting familiar with Director.

              regards
              Dean

              Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
              http://www.deansdirectortutorials.com/
              http://www.multimediacreative.com.au
              email: d.utian@unsw.edu.au