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    Question How to set a specific offset for Xara 3D text

    Hello
    despite I insert a 1920x1080 image.jpg as background texture

    I then observe that in the lower right corner status bar I read different values on various PC I own
    an the image sizes looks to depend on the screen size an pixels resolution of the display

    1. I go to Options menu and in Texture I choose Background and I load my 1920x1080 image wallpaper but in the Xara 3D I don't see it in its whole borders, it is only portion of the image
    2. I go to Window menu and in Frame Size I input 1920 by 1080 and it is accepted
    3. Right after the frame appears around the image

    but I don't have any view zoom to fit it

    so I create my text and

    4. I don't find how to displace it in a specific position, it looks locked into the center
    5. I must work observing the export little frame since I can't view the entire image inside Xara 3d form

    also the status bar lower right corner shows the image size ... but there is no menu to change that value


    How do I manage to see the entire wallpaper?
    As you can see, compared to the following image that shows the entire wallpaper, I can see only one portion
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    How do I manage to select a specific X - Y offset for the 3d text? But If this is allowed... a solution for the previous question is needed, otherwise, how do I select where to displace the text?

    As you can see it is in the center while as example I'd like to place it towards the right top corner

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    Thank you for any kind hint

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    Default Re: How to set a specific offset for Xara 3D text

    this is from memory:

    the program background is not responsive - that is it will only show a full 1920 by 1080 if it is maximised on a screen with that aspect ratio, otherwise it will be truncated - ie looks like it has been cropped, but if you export at the correct size it should be ok

    to move the text you have to manipulate the spacing

    put your cursor at the start of a line and press spacebar a few times and watch what happens to that line - repeat for other lines, adjust the font size, spacing and tracking as necessary

    the manipulation of the background and the text are completely separate - the positioning of the text is reponsive and will always be relative to the program window; but not the background which is static and will fit to the export size

    it is a very long time since I used this program which is now long in the tooth; there may be better ways, but hopefuilly this will point you in the right direction, and hopefully I am remembering correctly
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    Default Re: How to set a specific offset for Xara 3D text

    Hi Cosari & welcome to TalkGraphics.

    You seem to have two issues.
    1: To determine the animation file size
    2: To offset/reposition/reduce the animation size.

    So first & foremost I wouldn't include your background image within an animation. 1920 x 1080 is a very large size for a gif animation. Further gif animations can only render at 256 colours.

    My way to tackle this would be to open a web-page in Xara and import your 1920 x 1080 image.

    Next within Xara 3D Maker I'd create a far smaller transparent animation, say 500px x 300px. Xara 3D maker can create some aweful jaggy edged transparent animations. Best to match the background colour to the one it's going to be positioned over.

    Import this animation into the web-page created above. Move & resize it to the required position.

    Publish the page.

    The resultant page has a background webp image size of 225Kb and an animated gif of 455Kb.
    700Kb compared to a 17,000Kb at the best you can create alone within Xara 3D Maker.

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    Default Re: How to set a specific offset for Xara 3D text

    nicely done egg - that is a well chosen image for the test
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    is it true that we stand on the very edge of an abyss?
    no,of couse not - we used to, but since then we have taken a great step forward...
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