Create an animated cursor from an image
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We recommend to learn more aboutcursors before following this tutorial
In this tutorial, we'll see how to start a new animated cursor project from a static image. All the frames of the animated cursor will be initialized with the same image. Then, you'll be able to edit the frames in order to create the animation.
Other methods are available to create animated cursors from existing documents. See the following tutorials:
Opening the image file in Axialis CursorWorkshop
browse your folders and select your file (Windows® standard dialog box).
A built-in Axialis File Browser window opens. Browse your disks, see
the thumbnail preview and double-click the image file you wish to open.
In the Recently
Used zone (in the main toolbar), type the full
pathname of the image file you wish to open then hit Enter.
file opens in a document window.
much more convenient to create cursors. The following image formats can
Creating the animated cursor from this image
3. If your image is opaque, you can create transparent areas. Using the following tutorial, you can easily transform the white background to transparency: Add Transparency to an Opaque Image.
4. If necessary, select the
portion of image: Use the selection tool (upper-left button of the tool palette) and select the portion of image
you whish to use (do not cut the shadow if there is one around the object).
When done, an animated dashed rectangle has been created.
5. When the
selection is done, choose Image/Create
6. The dialog
box New Animated Cursor From Image opens
(see below). In the Project Name group
read more about the cursor specifications see What
is a cursor topic.
click OK. The cursor is automatically
created with the initial number of frames you've specified:
Setting the hot spot
is a Cursor for more info).
3. Select Draw/Set Cursor Hot Spot or press K. Click to the location of the hot spot..
4. The new location flashes for a short moment. The new hot spot location is now defined.
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