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Page Two of Teardrops 

Underneath the same positioned container where we put the positioned image, insert another frame, Groove style, pixel size of 10 and color settings of Red 0 Green 64 and Blue 0.  To make sure that the frame goes under this container, click on the positioned container and then click on Insert - Frame.

Next we are going to insert another positioned container.  Be sure to pay attention to these settings below as we are going to set the left and right edges of one and not the other.

Positioned Container

Settings
Notice that we are using the option to set our left and right edges?  This is so that we can place the tear where it needs to go.  If you are going to use this technique for a different image than the one used here, you will need to try different settings in order to place your tear in the right spot.  Trial and error is how I did this one and you will often find that T&E is the only way to get Scrippy to do what you'd like it to do.

The same principle applies to the vertical layout.  These numbers were devised from trial and error.  If you are a mathematician however, you may have an easier time determining the numbers to be used in order to get your tear to show up exactly where you'd like it to.


Settings

We are almost done with our tear script!  Now we will add in the teardrop itself.  Right click and 'Save Picture As' to use this one.

Click on the Positioned Container that we just added and go to Insert - Insert positioned scroll.

Positioned Scroll

Use these settings as shown.  They have all been chopped up to make viewing easier for this web page.

Settings
No changes necessary here other than to make sure it is vertical and the scroll direction is down.

Settings

Pixels per second are set at 30.  Raising this number makes the tear fall faster and lowering it makes the tear fall slower.  It is purely a matter of choice.  I also chose fast scroll although you can try doing it without that selection and see if you like it better.  This is however, how it worked best for me.  I do not change the pixels per move as it makes the tear movement look 'jerky'.

Settings

For this segment, I chose to make the tear appear every 80 pixels.  The tear itself is 20x20.  When you go to work on this section look at the size of your tear (or other object) and try multiples of that size.

Now we will add the message area.  Go to Insert - Message Area and use the settings as shown below.  Take note that our message area is NOT under any of the positioned containers.

Message Area

Message Margins

At this point your tear should be falling from the eye of our image.  If it is not then you need to go back and check all of your settings against those shown here.  I have made every effort to show you step by step where to put everything and this was done from a stationery which I created and have already used.

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Created by Ozmee, May 2001