Importing Images - keeping in order

Animate user

How do you import images from say 1-60 in a folder so that they remain in that order in the timeline? I’ve got the first image 1, then 10, 11…19, then 2, 20, 21


Unfortunately this is not something that was possible in Animate - there was a problem with it not recognising the order properly.

What you need to do is first import image 1-9, then 10-99, then 100-999 and so on.

The other thing you could do is rename your files so that they have leading zeros. If you only have 60 frames, then you only need one leading zero, for the numbers 1-9, so you would rename them to 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, then 10-60 would be fine.

This has been fixed in Animate 2, so now the images import in the correct sequence regardless of whether they have leading zeros or not.

Thanks for your reply. In my frustration I sent an email to tech support. My apologies. I will use your work around (makes logical sense).

I reckon I’ll pre-order Animate 2 now.

No worries - frustration is understood. :slight_smile:

Thank you for your patience!

~Lilly
Toon Boom Support