Design Layers shows you how to decide what goes in front of what in your Classroom Suite activities. This often neglected option is easy to use, and handy for superimposing one photo on another, putting clip art on top of a photo, or adding text over a photo, just to name a few possibilities.
It becomes a powerful tool in IntelliMation, allowing you to have a frame animation weave in and out of scenery or text. You could make an airplane go behind a cloud, or show the moon orbiting the earth.
The tip download is a short Classroom Suite activity that will teach you how to use design layers with a frame animation in about 15 minutes. There is a demonstration, with screen shot instructions, and then you can try it for yourself. Use this exercise in the next workshop you give to get people excited about IntelliMation and give them an instant accomplishment!
Application needed: Classroom Suite
Subject area: Activity design, IntelliMation.
Level: Author, Teacher Tip.
designLayers.zip (385 KB) Using Design Layers Tip in Classroom Suite v.3 or later.