2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 12, 2013 11:26 AM by mobly

    A flash of white before animation plays on iPad in Adobe Content Viewer

    anagramable

      Hi Everyone, I'm creating Edge animations and importing the .OAM files into my layout in InDesign CS6 for the Mac, then using the Digital Publishing Suite to publish to iPads.

       

      On an InDesign page where I have solid color background, the frame where I have the .OAM file placed in always flashes white before it animates. I've colored the background of the Edge file, I've placed a PNG that has that color as a background in Edge, I've colored the background in InDesign, and I've given that graphic box the .OAM is placed in a color. The little spinning wheel I can live with, but the flash of white looks like I did somethign wrong. Is there a workaround?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: A flash of white before animation plays on iPad in Adobe Content Viewer
          boxofspiders

          Hi, I haven't implemented this myself yet but came across it in Apple's support documentation, complete page here http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5068

           

          This bit specifically:

           

           

          About opening the HTML widget

          Depending on how complicated your HTML Dashboard widget is, your readers may experience a flash during HTML initialization when they open the widget in iBooks. To avoid this flash, modify your Dashboard widget so it tells iBooks when to switch from displaying the Default.png file to displaying the running HTML widget.

          Make these three modifications to add this optional feature:

          1. Add a IBNotifiesOnReady item set to true in the Dashboard widget's info.plist file, so iBooks knows this Dashboard widget will tell it when to switch to displaying the running HTML widget:
            <key>IBNotifiesOnReady</key>
            <true/>
          2. Set your Dashboard widget to load the Apple javascript library:
            <script type="text/javascript" src="AppleClasses/AppleWidget.js"> </script>
          3. Set your Dashboard widget to let iBooks know when the HTML initialization begins, and iBooks can switch from showing the Default.png file to displaying the running HTML widget by calling (in javascript):
            widget.notifyContentIsReady()

          Important: If you choose to modify your Dashboard widget to avoid the flash, be sure to do all three of the above steps. You must compete all of the steps for this to function properly.

           

          I hope it fixes your problem!

          • 2. Re: A flash of white before animation plays on iPad in Adobe Content Viewer
            mobly

            it's been a long time since you posted, so I hope you found the answer that I have, but incase you havent;

            make the stage background transparent, then in DPS make sure you check the background transparent too, works for me!

            Hope you get it working, ...well I hope you got it waorking a while ago!

            Alistair