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Chapter 11. Sprite, 3D, and Flash Tracks > Attaching a Graphic or Video Sequenc...

Attaching a Graphic or Video Sequence to a Sprite

Often, a sprite is a static graphical object that moves across the screen in a particular way. QuickTime Player, however, lets you replace a sprite’s graphic with data from a QuickTime track. This track can even be a video track, giving you an animated sprite.

To replace a sprite’s graphic with another QuickTime track:

1.
Add the track that you’d like to use as a replacement for the sprite’s graphic to the movie that contains the sprite track.

You’ll want the added track to have the same duration as the sprite track, so use the Add Scaled command as described in Chapter 7. For dynamic tracks, make sure that the track is the right duration before you add it; otherwise, it will play in fast or slow motion.

Don’t worry about the track’s location in the movie window (Figure 11.2).

Figure 11.2. Start by adding a visual track to a movie with a sprite track. Here, the added track is a video track of a flower. The sprite track contains three graphics that move around in the window.


2.
From the Movie menu, choose Get Movie Properties to open the movie’s Properties window.

3.
From the left pop-up menu, choose the sprite track; from the right pop-up menu, choose Image Overrides.

The Image Overrides panel appears, showing a list of sprites in the sprite track.

4.
Select the sprite you want to change, and click the Select Override Track button (Figure 11.3).

Figure 11.3. Select a sprite, and click the Select Override Track button.


The Select Override Track dialog box opens.

5.
Select the track you added in step 1, and click OK (Figure 11.4).

Figure 11.4. Select the track you added.


The sprite’s original graphic is replaced by the data from the added track (Figure 11.5).

Figure 11.5. The sprite’s graphic is now the track you added. The flower video now moves around in the window, following the path that the QuickTime icon previously followed.



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