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Hi, I'm new to Animate. I've done the hands on bouncing ball tutorial, however when I set up a new project I can't do same things I can do in the tutorial (I'm assuming the settings are different).

 

I cannot change the color of the background (when I do it changes color in the timeline but not the workspace.

 

If I draw in the work space, I see the outlines of my lines (as if my work is hidden under a layer), but can't see the actuall linework itself. 

 

Same thing if I try to import a bitmap (the square shape of the bitmap is visible, but the image on it is not).

 

All of the above I have no problem implementing in the bouncing ball hands on tutorial built into the latest versio of Animate.

 

My question is this: how do I set up the project so it has the same settings as the tutorial project.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Simple question: setting up a project

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Hi, I'm new to Animate. I've done the hands on bouncing ball tutorial, however when I set up a new project I can't do same things I can do in the tutorial (I'm assuming the settings are different).

 

I cannot change the color of the background (when I do it changes color in the timeline but not the workspace.

 

If I draw in the work space, I see the outlines of my lines (as if my work is hidden under a layer), but can't see the actuall linework itself. 

 

Same thing if I try to import a bitmap (the square shape of the bitmap is visible, but the image on it is not).

 

All of the above I have no problem implementing in the bouncing ball hands on tutorial built into the latest versio of Animate.

 

My question is this: how do I set up the project so it has the same settings as the tutorial project.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Hi mate,

 

There can be two reasons for the outline view:

 

1. You have enabled outline view for one or more layers. This is done by clicking on the little rectangle next to the layer name. It has to be a solid colour to not show outlines.

In the picture below the bottom two layers are in outline mode.

Clipboard-1.png

 

2. Your Preview Mode is set to Outlines and everything is displayed in that way.

Check the View menu > Preview Mode and make sure it is set to Anti-Alias.

Clipboard-2.png

 

Finally, here are some tutorials and articles that should help you getting to know the workspace:

https://helpx.adobe.com/animate/tutorials.html

 

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

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