A simple slideshow with music
In this howto, I will teach you to build a simple slideshow with music. Note that the sound will be usefull only if Flash format is your target. For each step, I'll give you instructions and, if necessary, screenshots
step 1 : deciding the format and length of the animation
In my mind, a slideshow must show each image at least 5 seconds. So, since the movie frequency can't be less than ONE image/second, we need 5 frames for each images we want to display. If we want to display 10 images, we need 10x5 = 50 frames.
Go to the timeline, and clic on frame #50. Hit <f5> key. The timeline changes, and becomes "marroon-gold".
Change the values like this : width = 1280, height = 64, margins = 120
Go to the /format menu again, and choose the / scenery background color sub menu. A cool color dialog will be displayed. Choose a dark color.
You can see that in the working space, all changes are made ...
Save your job, for example under the name slidedow. Ella will add the extension to the file name.
step 2 : importing bitmap files
At this step, I want to teach you to use the 'library' panel, even if it's not necessary for this tutorial. For each image you want to use, goto /file menu, then /import into library submenu, then /bitmap image submenu. Each time you choose a valid image (jpeg or png file format), the bitmap is added to the 'library' panel.
Then click on the 'save' button of the 'library' panel, in order to build a library archive with .bibella extension.