This tutorial demonstrates how to edit images and Hippo Animator-The Best HTML5 Software.
You can import images or draw your own.
In this example we will download some images from Google.
Open the clip art window and download a cat illustration.
Choose an image with a solid background color so we can be removed.
The image is downloaded to the library, next download a wooden floor image.
Finally download an old one paper image to use as the background.
Now we have all the images we need.
Select the wallpaper in the library and then open the image editor from its properties.
The wallpaper image is far too big for the movie.
The movie is only 600 pixels wide, resize the image to 700 pixels wide So it covers the background with a small overlap.
Close the image the image editor for the wallpaper and then select and edit the wooden floor.
Resize this image to 1200 pixels wide, next choose the Tilt Y filter Until to the floor so it looks like its 3D.
Finally open the cap illustration in the image editor.
We only want the cat the bottom left.
Use the crop tool to select only that part of the image,
This image is also too large, resize the image to 300 pixels wide
We want the image to have a a transparent background.
Select the flood fill tool.
The properties set the opacity of the color to 0, a transparent color.
You can now simply fill the background color of the image
With the transparent color.
Use the cut-out tool to remove any remaining unwanted parts of the image.
We can now put the whole scene together.
Drag the floor on to the editor in places at the bottom, place the Wallpaper in the editor above the floor and then place the cat on the floor.
This is with the scene looks like in the player.
Each element of the scene could be animated if we wanted to.
Let’s try to improve the scene first, add another copy of the cat image to the editor right click the image and choose flip vertical to flip it upside down.
Reduce the opacity of the image and then drag it in the editor to make it look like a reflection.
Drag the new cat image the timeline and place it behind the original cat image.
Press Play to check what it looks like in the player.
In the library open the menu for the cat image and choose duplicate.
Rename the new image cat shadow, open the image editor for the cat shadow.
Select the shadow filter to change the image into a shadow then select the blur filter to blur the edges the shadow.
Drag the cash shadow to the editor, half the height of the shadow and skew the shadow so it looks like it is at an angle.
Lineup the feet have the cat shadow image to the feet of the original cat
image, then drag the shadow in the timeline behind the original cat image.
Press Play to see the final scene.
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This HTML5 Software is supported on Windows and Mac OS X.