No way to import a sequence into Animate?

Community Beginner ,
Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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Hello, 
I have followed all the videos and tutorials on importing image sequences into Animate but nothing seems to work. I have a series of PNG files all named in sequential order. When I choose "Import to stage" and select the files, they all appear on the one frame on top of each other, not on individual frames as I have seen on other video examples. Also when I select the files I am not given any sort of dialog box to adjust the import settings. 

What am I doing wrong?  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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Hi.

 

If the files are correctly named, you have to select only the first one and Animate will prompt to import as a sequence or not.

 

Please see this answer:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/animate-discussions/importing-image-sequences-to-animate-cc/m-p/96268...

 

Regards,

JC

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Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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Hello! Thanks for the reply- they are correctly named and when I select the first one- it only imports that file and doesn't prompt me to select sequence or not. 

 

 

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Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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Ok- so apparently when you export layers to files from PS, even if you remove the prefix, Adobe still adds"_001_" to each of the file names which will not work with Animate. I had to rename all the files and then it worked. 

Ugh. At least its a solution but time consuming. 

 

 

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Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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You can also do like in the first GIF: select all the images that you want and then distribute them to keyframes.

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Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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Did you export using "Layers to Files" in Photoshop?

If so that option is not made for image sequences, you have to go to File > Export > Render video, select Photoshop Image Sequence and format PNG. Each frame will be correctly labeled that way.

Mario_CR_0-1645725879210.png

 

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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@Mario_CR - thanks for the heads up- I did not know that! Usually if I name each one on my layers sequentially and remove the prefix option it would usually work. I never tried the image sequence- thanks for the tip!

 

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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@Mario_CR - I must be doing something wrong since I used the settings you suggested and it just combines all my layers into on PNG file. 

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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You have to arrange the layers in a timeline first inside photoshop. That should've been step one, sorry.

Here's how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exn47g9aw6s&ab_channel=JacobRivkin

 

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