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May 14, 2020

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Today I decided to learn Animate and make some simple animations. My journey has stopped when I cannot find any advice on how can I crop the scene image. It is bigger than the scene I chose to use. Yes, there is information on how to scale it, but scaling is impossible without that the image loses its proportions. I just want to CROP. After 3-4 hours trying to find the way, I have not found it. Not even any videos on YouTube how to do it to the scene image. There is information about how to crop animated images, not how to crop the scene image!
Can someone wiser than me tell how to do it?

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Today I decided to learn Animate and make some simple animations. My journey has stopped when I cannot find any advice on how can I crop the scene image. It is bigger than the scene I chose to use. Yes, there is information on how to scale it, but scaling is impossible without that the image loses its proportions. I just want to CROP. After 3-4 hours trying to find the way, I have not found it. Not even any videos on YouTube how to do it to the scene image. There is information about how to crop animated images, not how to crop the scene image!
Can someone wiser than me tell how to do it?

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Hi mate,

 

You can mask the stage or just use the built-in option to clip and not show what is outside of your frame.

The second option is only half-measure, but may be good enough for you as you're just starting...

Use the third little button above your stage:

Clipboard-1.png

 

To see how things should be set up properly for animation you can download this movie template:

http://flash-powertools.com/edapt-movie-template-free-download/

and also read this article:   http://flash-powertools.com/workflow/

 

Hope this helps!

 

- Nick: Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Thank you!
Now I just must learn how to mask! 🙂

Have a great day! Thank you for the fast answer!

Best regards,
Sanna

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