Once you have found your picture folder, select "Picture 1" and using the plus sign, crop just the HyperStudio picture. The image of the computer screen shows a partial crop. The entire HyperStudio picture should be captured and nothing else. Click "OK." HyperStudio will now create your animation.
When it is finished, you will see a window similar to the one at right. You should make sure both "Play over objects" and "Show first frame" are clicked. The "Try It" button allows you to view your animation before you place it on your card. The "Position" button will allow you to place the animation precisely on your card. "Play speed" allows you to slow down or speed up your animation. You can change the number and then click the "Try It" button to see how the new number affected the animation. When you are satisfied with how your animation looks, click "OK" and then in the next window, click "Done."
If HyperStudio gives you an error message saying it cannot create the animation, you will need to increase the memory allotment to the program. This happens frequently when students create animations that contain many pictures or very sophisticated animations. To increase the memory allotment, find your program icon, "Get Info," and increase the memory.
The drawings on these pages were created using HyperStudio. The animations for the webpages were created using a program called "GifBuilder." The animated gifs are here to give you an idea how the finished product would look. Click on the Example button at left to see our animated star.