I'm sure something similar is possible. I'm not sure about the vector graphics but getting the spin and "hotspots" should be able to be done.
Here's an example that might get you thinking in the right way (or not!):
This is just a side project, no where near finished - It's more of "my playground" that anything else :-=)
Notice when you hover over one of the links, the "more info" button spins around in a semi-circle. This was done by "plotting" points within the Edge timeline, about 6 points for the semi-circle to get the movement smooth. Here's an example of the timeline for that object:
I'm sure with a little effort I could make the link be "clickable" so you can remove your curser and click on the "button" while rotating (It is clickable now, but when you remove your mouse from the text link the "button" jumps to the top - where you can then click on it - It wouldn't take much to make sure it continues to "spin" even when you remove the mouse from the link so you could click on it while rotating...
Hi James, thanks for your reply.
It looks nice, I havent tried plotting before, this seems to be very effective for some other projects I'm working on. Though, this is not exactly what I meant, perhaps I should place a link to my project to explain what I mean:
You'll see a circle with some coloured parts, at this moment only the blue part is working (partially). What I want is that the parts are clickable at the exact shape. At this moment I made a hidden circular button in the center of that blue part, but I want it to be shaped in the exact shape of that part.
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There is a good post on this where Tim gave very good info. You might want to read it and see the files. It was very helpful for my project and Davide's.
I see what you are talking about. Unfortunately, I don't see how you are going to be able to make 100% of the colored "spokes" clickable. The best I can come up with is to add an invisiable "box" or "oval"(like you have done) that covers the entire box (and part of the center) or most of the box and use that as your "button" efects..
sorry I can't be of more help!
This solves a great deal of the problem indeed. Though the odd shaped buttons are still a challange for me. And again, the drag-part comes in mighty handy for other project.
This forum is so great, I get to learn other stuff besides my question