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The Thumbnail Clip

Create the Thumbnail

In your library window, duplicate the object2View clip and edit it. Use the info. or properties panel to change the height and width to a factor of the original. For this sake, we'll make the thumbnail 1/5th of the original (120x88).

Note: When sizing (or resizing) the thumbnail (new Window/in the current Window/in Place). If there is special interactive functionality in the object2View clip that you don't want will need to edit or simply mask it with an inert button.

Position the Thumbnail

Go back to your main timeline and place the thumbnail onto the stage on a new layer. You can place the thumbnail anywhere you'd like in reality. The important thing is to note where you do place it. For this example, we'll place it at (650,10).
Hint: round numbers and the info. panel make it easier to deal with the math later.

After placing the clip, name the instance 'lilfigure'. Why? Because the thumbnail was a small version of the 'figure'. Feel free to change these names to suit your project.

» Level Advanced

Added: 2002-08-20
Rating: 8 Votes: 21
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» Author
Galego (aka Jason White) is an Instructional Designer and a Capoeirista from Grupo CapuraGinga.
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