Home | FAQ | Download | Buy | Features | Samples | About us | Testimonials | Affiliates | Link to us
 
STEP-BY-STEP: How to put Anim-FX files on your website
   
  How to create the effect in Anim-FX
Select any of the 40 template effects.

Enter your text of up to 5 lines. If you fill in less than 5 lines the program will only render the entered lines and ignore the empty ones. You should use at least 2 lines, but if you only want to use one line, you can enter something in the second line and put the size at 0 to get around this.

Set the size and starting position of your text. It is recommended that you center the text. Should you decide to make the animation smaller than the default settings by setting a percentage of the width or height tag in HTML, cropping will automatically occur from the outer edges.
Select the background color and text color. You can use any hexadecimal value. For example, FFFFFF is white, OOOOOO is black, 333333 is dark grey, FF0000 is red, 00FF00 is green, 0000FF is blue, etc.
To preview the effect in your browser, click on the Preview button.
   
  How to save the effect

All the available effect templates are stored in the Anim-FX directory. Every effect consists of 2 files, an .SWF file and a .TXT file (e.g. "explosion.swf" and "explosion.txt"). They are both needed for the effect to work properly, because the text file contains all the data for the SWF file.

To save your Anim-FX effect, click the Save button. There will be no option for where you want to save the files. It will automatically save both the text and swf files in the directory that you instaleld the software. After that, you should copy the files to the directory which holds the HTML page where you want the effect to appear. It is recommended that you copy the files to another directory immediately, especially when you want to use the same effect template again, because in the Anim-FX directory only one effect with the same name can exist.

 

 

  How to embed the files into your project

Now you need to copy these 2 files to your web directory. Open Windows explorer, select both files, click the right mouse button and select copy. Then go to the directory which holds the HTML file of your webpage. Inside this directory, right click again and select paste from the pop-up menu.

Next, open your HTML editor such as Dreamweaver or FP or any other similar program and position the Flash file into the correct position with the desired dimensions.

For a more detailed description on how to embed the files with tools such as Dreamweaver or FP, and in HTML coding, please visit our FAQ section.

   
 

How to make easy changes to the effect

Here is where you are going to benefit from the peculiar way of saving the files. Whenever you want to make any changes to the text, font size, position or color, you simply open the text file in Notepad or similar application, and just change the relevant data in the text. Save the file again and upload the text file to your server. That's all. Any changes will be directly reflected in your animation!
For a more detailed description on how to change the content of the text file please visit our FAQ section.