I don't have much coding skills at all so that is probably my main problem but does anyone know how to do this effect in Edge Animate? I'm very new to this program but over the last 2 weeks i've been trying to create this and epic failed. Any Advice? Thanks
If you're trying to do this in Animate, I would throw most of the concept out and think of what the jQuery is actually trying to accomplish: it's trying to determine which direction the mouse is entering and leaving in order to determine what direction the overlay should run when you actually enter the object. You can do the same thing by looking at the pageX and pageY of the mouseenter and mouseleave events and then doing some kind of comparison.
Without coding it explicitly, this is how I would approach the problem:
Hope that helps you get going!