Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Animate and Text

While I really enjoy creating backgrounds in Animate, one inconvenience is the absence of text. For the background below I had to actually create the text in Flash and then import into Animate as a .swf


[click on pic to see it bigger]

One drawback was that the text needed to be broken apart in Flash so it would import properly (un-broken text sometimes wouldn't import at all, and on other occasions Animate would assign a different layer to each letter when imported!). Another option would be to create, and then import a .PSD file from Photoshop.


Anyone else got any preferred methods when working with text in Animate?

4 comments:

  1. That was something I've noticed too. No text? Come on.

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  2. It is surprising, considering there is a text option in Storyboard pro.

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  3. photoshop-> Restarize text then export! Easy solution. :D

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  4. Easy if you have Photoshop or Flash...

    It does take away from Animate being an 'all in one' animation package

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