Might anyone have any kind of answer on this?
That's a tough one to answer, Daniel. Slowness is inevitably due to file size ... especially in the mobile space. If you are running a large audio file it has to load before anything happens in Animate. If your images are large as well, then you are compounding the problem. Another audio error is, when creating the OAM, you sent the audio to a different folder. based on your experience I would bet you have a rather large audio file.
If the audio simply isn't playing it could just be that it isn't there. A "Dirty Cheat" is to make a copy of the .OAM file, change the extension to .zip and uncompress the zip file.
Your insight is very welcome.
So, please allow me to explain, a little bit more, what I am after.
If you go here, on a desktop machine, you will be able to see, and hear what I am after:
In terms of better animation, please see the following pages:
I am sure that you can imagine these scenes as being animated. I had each of these,
as such, in Edge Animate. They were very simple. For Chapter 1 Art, it was Spark the flying frog's
arm moving up and down, with his head moving as well. Small stuff like this.
I would love to bring the animation back, if it would load fast?
I am familiar with Edge Animate's scroll animation features. I am still trying to figure out
any sort of art direction that I would use with this feature. Disney appears to making excellent
use of it for Disneyland's 60th Anniversary:
In any case, if there is some kind of animation feature that I could use in Adobe Muse (that I just haven't found yet?),
I get the feeling that that may be faster loading?
Any ideas would really be awesome.
Thanks so much!
Daniel L Rappaport
Director of Creation
LIVE YOUR FANTASY!
So, I've done it! I found a great balance between excellent animation, and loading speed.
I have turned the heavy elephant into a light faery!
Ya don't try and stick the equivalent of The Little Mermaid into Adobe Edge Animate, and expect it to load fast, lol!
So, for others out there, I suggest creating animations that are no more than a few seconds long. I think, what I have up there now, is at most, ten seconds long.
The audio loads from an off site source.
Best to all you Edge Animators!
Glad to see you have discovered a fundamental truth around Animate. Having grown up with the internet I am rigorous with keeping everything small and squeezing the last k out of every resource. For example. I not only crop images in Pshop to the their stage size in Animate but also reduce the resolution to 100 dpi . With audio, I kill stereo, drop the sample rate to 22 kHz but also drop the sample rate to to under 100. the bottom line ,as you discovered is :Small = Fast.
Also, as you have learned, keeping it short also has a dramatic effect on load and playback.