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Suppose you dislike what you've drawn and want to start over with a clean astronaut. Using the mouse or keyboard, choose the Restore command from the Pie menu. 5. O h no, the screen turned black! Not only did your lines disappear, but so did the astronaut. This is because this frame was empty initially. When you started working in Animator (many examples ago), the screen was empty, j ust as it is now, and that's the last image the Restore command remembers. how to display a menu or choose a command, refer to the Menu Bar discussion in Chapter 1.

However, to simplify future discussions, the term be used generically to refer to either input device. mouse will The Home Window When Animator first launches, and before you choose any commands or perform any other actions, it displays the Hom e window, a view of 8 1-Getting Started your animation document. 3: • • The cursor. A small white plus sign tracks the movement of the mouse. Notice that when you move the mouse, the cursor moves too. The drawing area. The area in the middle of the window always contains the current painting.

Command displ ays the Files window. T h e Files Panel The Files panel allows you to load, save, and delete files. Animator uses many different kinds of files, which are discussed throughout this book. For now, you will be loading a picture file. Shown in Figure 2 . 3, the Files panel includes the following ele­ ments: • Click the Files button to move the Files panel to a different loca­ tion on the screen. Click again to display the panel in its new posi­ tion. 25 Painting on the PC The frame icons in the Files panel let you vie w an animated sequence so you can make sure you 're opening the right file.

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