Hello there! I need some help with effects in Flex but I
seriosly do not know how to approach this problem. I have two List
components both next to each other one on the left side of my
canvas one on the right. The left List (itemList1) has been
populated with an array of items from the server. The right List
(itemList2) is empty. I want to populate the right List with items
from the left List. I already have it so that its click and drag
and drop that's simple. What I want however is so that when you
just click on an item on the left List the item text, in a flex
effect (or even Flash animation), 'bounces' from the left List into
There is an example of this in this YouTube video of the
iphone iTunes application when you buy a song the song name bounces
from its position on the list into the 'downloads' section -> .
The desired effect takes place in the 30-34 second time frames.
I dont know of a way to do this programmatically without
having to code an animation. That being said, here's my initial
thinking on how I would approach it:
1) Fade the item on the source list out to alpha 0.
2) Display an animation (load a SWF and start its position at
the item in the source list) that moves to the target list.
3) Fade in the item in the target list.
Maybe others can chime in here and suggest alternative
I thought it might have to be something like that. Now what I
must figure out how to do is make animations display on top of my
Flex application and how to make my Flex form communicate with the
Flash animation so that the animation know what text to
use.........what do you call this sort of application?? Any
resources you recommend?