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Transition Tutorial for ScrippyMe Users Group


This is lesson three for the ScrippyMe Users.  Click here to download the zip file with all of the graphics and sound file.  Click here to see the end result.  The images used for this example were chosen at random and are not intended for your use in a stationery.  Feel free to choose your own images but for lesson purposes, please resize the main image to be the same as the one that comes in the zip file.  You can use these if you want though.

1.  Start up a new Scrippy and insert a background using the lesson3-bg1.jpg.

2.  Insert a positioned container.  The settings for horizontal are center, -225, specified size of 100.  For vertical the settings are 'top', 75 and size of 300.

3.  Next insert a background using the graphic lesson3-bg2.jpg. Set the transparency to 50%.

4.  Next you need a frame, inset, 2 pixels and use this color.  #E1B493

5.  Insert another positioned container and this one does go under the first one.  Set all of the margins to 10.

6.  Put in another frame as before, size 2, inset and use the color #E1B493

7.  Now insert two backgrounds.  For the first one, use lesson3-bg3.jpg  For the second one use white.jpg with a transparency of 70 and scroll it up and left.  This background goes at the bottom.

8.  Click on the very first positioned container and go to edit/copy.  Then paste this container and move it underneath the last background of the first one and over to the left.  That way, it does not reside 'under' the first one but is it's own boss.  A few settings need to be changed for this section.  This one is 225 and not -225.  That puts it to the right of center.  The minus makes it go to the left of center.  In the last background, which is the white.jpg, scroll this up and right instead of up and left.  Now you have two sets as shown above.

9.  We need to insert another positioned container next.  It is a boss container and sets over to the left edge.  Horizontal is set to center, distance of 0 and size of 287.  Vertical is set to 'top', distance of 50 and size of 338.

10.  Under this container insert a top border scroll.  Use the image lesson3-main.jpg.  Set pixels per second and pixels per move to 287.  Check overlap with next object.  In space between put 3157.

Explanation:  There are going to be 12 containers, thus 11 x 287 (width of image).  Whenever you do this kind of thing you will want to subtract one from the number of scrolls that you have.

11.  Next, edit/copy and then paste 11 more of these containers under the positioned container right where the last one was put.  To do that, just click on that positioned container and go to edit/paste until you have a total of 12 top border scrolls.  The settings for these are as shown below.  The only changes in these are going to be the starting position and the transparency.  So for simplicity's sake, s=starting position and t=transparency.  Make sure that all of these top border scrolls go the same way.  As you are copying and pasting, this should not be a problem.  If you are doing it manually, doublecheck that they are all going either right or left.

One S=0 T=90 Seven S=1722 T=15
Two S=287 T=75 Eight S=2009 T=30
Three S=574 T=60 Nine S=2296 T=45
Four S=861 T=45 Ten S=2583 T=60
Five S=1148 T=30 Eleven S=2870 T=75
Six S=1435 T=15 Twelve S=3157 T=90

12.  Now insert another positioned container making sure that it is a boss container over to the left and not under any other container.  Set this to center, distance of 0 and size of 225 for horizontal.  For vertical the settings are top, distance of 85 and size of 269.  This container will hold our two backgrounds of snow.  If you choose later not to do the snow then you can always delete this section.

13.  Now insert two backgrounds under that container.  Choose the graphic snow2.gif and scroll one down and one down and right.

14.  Insert a frame, this goes all the way over at the left, not under a container. It is a double frame of 15 pixels, check place over background and the color to use is #5195A6

15.  Now we will put in the frame that doesn't fade.  So for that we need another positioned container.  Horizontal is center, 0, same as largest contained image.  Vertical is 50, 0 and same as largest contained image.  Under this put in a positioned image, the graphic is called lesson3-frame.jpg.  Set this to center and from the top.  This grouping is a boss grouping, goes by itself over at the left.

16.  We're almost done!  Insert a message area by itself, top margin is 375, left and right margins are 130 and the bottom margin is set to 10.  Type some text in there and center it.  The color used is #3E717D and although I use Comic Sans MS, you can choose whatever font you prefer.  Click on the scrollbar colors and put this color in for the default base color, #5195A6

17.  Now insert some sound, the music provided is called RomeoJuliet(1).mid.  Set it to play indefinitely.

18.  All that is left is to insert a ticker and a loading message.  Make sure to add at least the loading message because if you don't, Scrippy will, and it will be plain white with default text.  Keep your timing to 1.5, no more than 2.0 if you are using an animation.

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