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Lesson 7. keyframes and layers > Copying Sprites to a New Location

Copying Sprites to a New Location

Now you'll make a copy of the layered sprites to create the folder to which the paper will fly. In previous lessons, you copied and pasted sprites to new locations using the Edit menu. Here you'll learn a quicker method.

1.
Select channels 2 through 4.

2.
Position the pointer over the selected sprites, hold down the Alt key (Windows) or Option key (Macintosh), and drag the selection to channel 5. Then release the mouse button.

When you drag while holding down the Alt or Option key, the pointer shows a plus sign (+) to indicate that you are copying rather than moving the sprites.

Release the mouse, and the sprites are copied to channels 5, 6, and 7.


Figure .


3.
With the duplicate folder and paper (channels 5 through 7) still selected, drag to the right side of the stage. Hold down Shift as you drag horizontally.

Recall that holding down Shift as you drag selected sprites constrains the movement of the sprites horizontally or vertically.


Figure .


4.
In the score, select the sprite in channel 6 and delete it.

This is the second piece of paper in the second folder. You don't need it because you're going to work with the piece of paper in channel 3.

5.
Extend sprites 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 to frame 30 by dragging their end frame indicators.

This keeps the folders and paper on the stage through all 30 frames of the movie.


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