I am hoping to design an image / animation like the one shown below, in software (probably Photoshop), and then import this image into Adobe Edge for the user to interact with.
I have a few questions that I hope people could help with:
1. Should Photoshop be used if I am considering importing into Edge (File Size issues?)
2. Is Adobe Edge suitable to animate this design? - Why? (Note: I am looking for the pitch to rotate and stop at certain frames when user will click on certain links.
3. This is planned to be hosted on a CMS Joomla, where users will have access to certain animaitons based on membership (tiered) - Is this possible? - Why?
4. Is it wishful thinking to link Photshop, Adobe Edge and Joomla in this way (compatibility issues)?
Many thanks for any help, an answer would be a god send and I am sure would help many developers and designers out there also.
Just thought I would refresh this.
PLEASE if anybody could help with answers for these questions I would be extremely grateful; or even redirect me to the right place.. (as long as not the edge forum, as tried that!)
Well, Jiggsygee78, the reality is that if you didn't get any replies at the Edge forum, you're even less likely to get them here.
At least over there, you'll find Edge users who have heard of Photoshop. I've been using Adobe products since 1984, Photoshop for some ten years, and I'm embarrassed to say that I had to Google Adobe Edge, as I had never heard of it. Same with Joomla.
Maybe I am going down the wrong path in thinking that adobe edge will be the next big thing replacing flash as a development tool for creative, interactive websites.
Having spent a while developing a few files, I feel slightly worried that this could be wasted time.
As an experienced adobe product user, do you have a suggestion for designing such 3d images (as shown above) animating and then allowing user interactions to stop and play etc.
Any of your experience is fully appreciated.
Don't let my ignorance influence you. Maybe Adobe Edge is cutting edge indeed. What do I know.
I can't help you with your new question either. I've used Adobe Illustrator and InDesign to create and prepare art, illustrations and typography for printing books, manuals and the like for decades. Photoshop has been my digital darkroom for about a decade.
I couldn't design my way out of a paper bag if my life depended on it, so I have no clue as to animation, video and web stuff. Sorry.
- return the info to your CMS to provide additional info
None of that is impossible, but it's really going to be more than just slapping together a few standard animation and interaction behaviors in Edge and defining a few images as backgrounds. It would even be a decent coding job in Flash... So unless you know your way around all this under the hood stuff and would be able to do authoring in Dreamweaver and customize the Joomla themes in addition, you may be in over your head. Despite what everybody may tell you, this is going to require some manual programming.
Thanks again Station_two..
Mylenium, thank you for your feedback and you make some, no doubt, valid points based on years of experience. But your point (I know it sounds rude, but no harm intended!). stands out like a sore thumb. There are many of us who are trying to learn these skills and I amongst others am really trying my best to become an effective designer and/or developer.
Short and to the point: I have created a site in Joomla with a backend database which I am hoping to get onto my remote host soon. This site contains information on users with ACL for specific members. Dependent on the subscription the users of the site have paid for, will determine what access they have to various features such as animations, the animations that I have requested some help and advice on creating. I have basic actionsript knowledge which I believe will be needed in whichever software I choose.
I am looking for software that will allow me to create this image and animation and I'm guessing after scrolling through hundreds of pages that Photoshop may be the answer initally and then be able to animate in another program, adding interactivity within it.
Now, I may be "pretty clueless about web techniques on a more general level", but I think I have done OK so far, and need some help from more expreienced and skilled users like yourself to get this project off the ground.
I sincerely hope that I can get a more positive and helpful response.
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