Open Animation Shop.
Go to FILE at the top of the screen.
Click on NEW and a box like this will appear,
Set the size as 300x150, select Transparent, click ok
Go back to FILE and select BROWSE, look for where you
saved your doll to.
and open it,
Click on your doll, it should now be open in a box like this,
Select the DROPPER icon
and move it onto
your dolls dress, left click and
you will see the colour for your text now matches in the colour palette.
(you can of
course select any colour you wish)
Deselect the dropper using the DESELECT icon
Click on your empty text box, this activates it.
Select the TEXT icon
Now click in the empty text box, you should see this box,
Enter your name in the text box, select a font (you will see a sample of
it will look) select a size, I used 24 for this one, click ok.
You will now see your name appear in the text box. Click it into place,
I usually place it in the bottom right hand corner, remember you still
add your doll. Deselect the TEXT icon
Now we will add a sparkle effect to your name. Make sure the top of your
name box is activated. Go to EFFECTS at the top of the screen.
Click on IMAGE EFFECT, another box will appear, choose these settings,
Click OK. You will see the number of frames has jumped to 10/11
The normal rule is to duplicate your doll to the same amount of frames,
with the NOISE effect we can make the animation much smaller.
your text box is activated, click on the last frame and a blue border
will appear inside it,
Go to the DELETE frames icon
click, that frame has now
disappeared, go to each frame in turn until you have 5 frames (remember
to activate the red/blue border inside each frame)
We now need to make the same amount of dolls,
Activate the doll box, go to the duplicate icon
click this until you have 5 frames, while this box is still activated go
Choose SELECT ALL, go back to EDIT and select
COPY, now activate your
Go back to EDIT - SELECT ALL, select PASTE -
PASTE INTO SELECTED FRAME
You will see your doll now appears over your text box, Click it into
place. It will
now be in all the frames.
You will notice the 1st frame isn't animated, we will delete this one,
to click inside the frame to activate the red/blue border. Go to
and click, now its gone.
Now check your animation is working, Click on the view animation icon
Your animation will now run, if you are happy with it. go to FILE,
AS -MY DOCUMENTS or MY PICTURES, making sure you save as
Tutorial written by RobbieFan 2002