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Android Build a Simple Android App (retired 2014) Pretty Little Things Animating the Crystal Ball

David Hope
David Hope
19,876 Points

Crystal Ball Animation creates new file, does not replace previous crystal ball image file. Help!

After downloading(using a 3rd-party download accelerator) and copying the files, I am unable to drag and copy over the crystal ball image. I tried deleting the ball image, but it seems to have made things worse. What I am doing wrong and how do I fix this?

5 Answers

Ben Jakuben
STAFF
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

What is the file name you are trying to copy? Can you take a screenshot of your error and link it in here using a site like imgur?

David Hope
David Hope
19,876 Points

was trying to copy the Crystal Ball Animation files(all 25), and paste them to replace the ball image in the drawable.mpdi section Mr. Jakuben. After unzipping the animation files using PeaZip, It would not allow me to copy and paste them over the crystal ball file, which was titled, rlst8xIn. Instead it created a new folder under drawable.mdpi. I deleted rlst8In from drawable.mdpi thinking it was interfering with the new code I was writing around the halfway mark of this lesson, Thank you for taking the time to respond to my problem Mr. Jakuben. The imgur link below contains a screenshot of my issue. http://imgur.com/8s4AYpX

David Hope
David Hope
19,876 Points

Oops, I meant to elaborate on your the added information you needed to help me with this issue Mr. Jakuben, but posted as an answer instead. Sorry about that.

Ben Jakuben
STAFF
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Sorry for my late reply! This is interesting. You'll need to unzip the files such that they show up in a folder just like in the video. Then you can add them to the project by copying and pasting them or dragging them directly into drawable-mdpi. So first things first: can you unzip them into a normal folder view?

David Hope
David Hope
19,876 Points

Sorry Mr. Jakuben for taking so long to respond. The time between your responses gave me the opportunity to do further research on the Code Bootcamp(for software and web development) I wish to attend after learning essential skills here on Treehouse. After initially thinking the best way to achieve this was with Android application development, new information has lead me to believe the tracks on web development are better suited to meet my needs. I am deeply sorry for wasting your time by not responding as soon as I decided to make the change to a different track Mr. Jakuben. It was a jerk move for me not to do so in anywhere close to a timely manner.

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

No worries at all! I'm sorry to see you leave the Android track, but you'll probably really enjoy the web development track. Just come back when you have an app you want to work on. :)

David Hope
David Hope
19,876 Points

Thank you for being so understanding Mr. Jakuben, I definitely will revisit the mobile track at some point, since it is an integral part of both software and web development going forward, as the use and sales of mobile devices are poised to overtake desktop's and laptop's sometime within the next several years. Thank you again Mr. Jakuben, Sincerely David Hope.