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"So the animation plays over the background images " flip your logic
Well I've done this before a number of times in a number of languages, this isn't a code issue... atleast as far as I can tell from what you explained, what I would do is this. This is really basic stuff is video games...
*the Above blue area is made 100% transparent
*make "1 symbol placed behind it" ( shown in pink ) in edge
( you center that symbol perfectly and lock it, use pixels or % but make sure you get that part right..., "test it in browsers and resize to see if it stays put" )
*Then just load all your images into that symbol
And then just keyframe Rotate the spiral effect and whatever else you wanted to do, this isn't a code thing unless you have got bigger plans...
Keep in mind I don't use Muse but I do understand it takes the learning out of alot of things, so if I for whatever reason didn't understand you correctly, please elaborate
Thanks, I was able to knockout the background in Muse and drop the Edge Animate file behind that so that I could put other images above the background layer. The animation plays smoothly and the vanes are hidden as they rotate. Now all I have to do is figure out how to add the play and pause button back to the top layer.
I agree that Muse and Animate take the learning out of things but that's kinda what I like about it. I'm not looking to be a developer or writing my own code so these programs hit the spot and unlike Flash and Dreamweaver are a lot more intuitive. I used Freeway before and the plugins and widgets available were nice but
for a non-tech person Muse is much easier.
I've seen other questions about masking on these forums so I'm hoping that freeform masking will be in an upcoming EA release.
I have nothing against people using dreamweaver and muse, they are great tools for alot of people, just not me
Edge is a different matter entirely, it doesn't take away the learning "if" you want, so I can be lazy and efficient as needed, now your cooking with gas..
I would suggest making a alternate version of your site entirely in edge, I cannot see all that you have going on but understand if you have the .psd for that background you could animate it all!
There are multiple methods to input external html, php or whatever into edge... externally for updating purposes.
Id love to see a link of the site if you would care to share..
Yea masking would be a great feature no doubt!
I actually have a number of animated GIFs in the background. I considered doing the whole thing in Flash or Edge Animate but the issue of compatibility with older browser and with flash blockers and iphones made me decide to wait. The lightbulbs illuminate with a flash animation but I'll probably replace that with Edge. This isn't live yet--it's a redo of my old site. I'm redoing the navigation and making a more pared down "enter" page to cut the loading time. I'll be glad to send you a link when this goes live.
Very cool, i dig the Intricacies of the design, Goodluck in your efforts!