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Advanced action with effect

Mar 23, 2012 12:48 PM

Lilybiri created an impressive tutorial that included adding an effect to an advanced action.

My question is: Is there a way to adjust the timing on the effect in the advanced action. The effect I'm using is Faded Zoomin. I want to speed it up so that it takes about half the time that it does now.

 
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    Mar 23, 2012 1:47 PM   in reply to jay fresno

    Hi Jay,

     

    No, you cannot time an effect in an advanced action. One of my multiple feature requests for advanced actions that I hope will once be added.

     

    The only workaround is to create a custom effect with the wanted timing and apply that with the advanced action. You do the timing, save the action (best in a folder Custom in the Gallery\Effects). Then be sure first to apply the effect in a normal way to an object, or it will not show up in the dropdown list in the Advanced action.

     

    Lilybiri

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 2:32 PM   in reply to jay fresno

    The only folder I could get visible, without having to reset the Preferences (by deleting the Captivate 5.5 folder in the user's profile) is the Custom folder, but right under the Gallery, not as as a subfolder under Entrance.

     

    Think I explained this in an old post (but did not reread it, too late and too tired over here), and posterous seems to be down. It was one of the first posts I wrote, and it seems now that posterous has been acquired by Twitter that I should have to move because it happens too often that the site is completely down.

     

    Lilybiri

     
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    Mar 24, 2012 1:21 AM   in reply to jay fresno

    Jay,

     

    Forgot to add that timing is always relative for effects (another of my feature requests to be able to choose for absolute timing as well): if the object's timeline is 3secs and the effect 2secs, and you'll add the effect later to an object with a timeline of 6secs, the effect will get a duration of 4secs. Did you time the effect taking into account this? I didn't check the XML-file for this effect, but if it doesn't work you should have more control combining two other effects (combination to be saved in one custom effect): scale (for the zoom) and alpha (for the fading). But even there the relative timing is applied

     

    Lilybiri

     
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    May 11, 2012 12:35 PM   in reply to Lilybiri

    Hi,

    two questions about timing and advanced action:

    - I am trying to do something similar: I got 4 drag and drop widgets on the same page. I want that, when one drag and drop is finished,  the text used in that widget turn into grey. Only "tint" in advanced action makes it flash one second. So I did what you have done: set my effect (tint grey on total time of object). save it, put it on an object, go to my advanced action, choose the custom effect. The fact is: when I updated my advanced action, my effect turns automatically for "tint". So it only flash.... Do you have an idea why?

    - Is there a way to do something like : if button is pushed, make appear something, then (after 2 sec) go to next slide.

    thanks,

    Laurie-Anne

     
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