'Drifting' behaviour won't let me choose a different direction for media element

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Hi, 

I am trying to make several media elements on my canvas 'exit' using the Drifting behaviour, and I want them all to exit in different directions. However, when I try to assign another direction in the Drifting behaviour editing pane, it just automatically switches back to 'Top' every time.

It is doing this for several media elements throughout the project. Happens regardless of whether they are grouped together or singled out on their own.

Has anyone else experienced this/managed to fix it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.



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kayakman, Champion

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just tested; regardless of input type selected, they all go out towards lower right

also, my properties UI looks different than your screenshot?

but yry saving the project after setting the direction; does that make a difference?



but generally, I don't use behaviors; maybe someone else can help here?

perhaps contact free tech support?
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Rick Stone

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WRT the properties UI, I think the first one is showing for Text element and the second is for an image?

Additionally, one is depicting the IN setting and the other the OUT setting.



Cheers... Rick :)
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I'll take your word; behaviors are above my pay grade :)
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Hi, thanks for the replies.

As rick noted, I was applying the behaviour to an image and to the OUT setting, hence the difference in appearance of the properties pane.

I’m also not sure what you mean by “regardless of input type selected”...

In any case, I don’t think saving will make a difference, as it switches the direction back to ‘Top’ within seconds of me selecting another direction :(

I have contacted support, but hoping someone else might have a solution in the meantime.

Thanks.
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What version are you using? Using v9, I recently created an intro with elements that drifted in and out from different directions.
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Just thought I'd post the fix I was provided by TechSmith support just now:

1. Open your task manager (ctrl + alt + delete) and click on the Processes tab and make sure CamtasiaStudio.exe is not running. If it is, right click on it and click End Task.
2. Hold the windows key down on your keyboard and hit the R key to open the Run Window. Type regedit and select OK to open the Registry Editor 
3. Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechSmith\Camtasia Studio\9.0
4. Right click on the 9.0 folder and choose Export. Save it to your Desktop (this is a backup)
5. Now, right click on the 9.0 folder and delete it.
6. Click on your Start Menu. Click on All Programs or All Apps. Scroll down to Techsmith and click on Camtasia 9
7. See if you have the same issue!

Worked for me!
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Interesting. It sounds like the issue is some form of Registry corruption and that deleting the keys and letting Camtasia recreate them is the solution. Good to know.