I think you're on the right track with the basic transitions. The easiest thing to do to make the transitions smoothly animate is to select one state transitions in the Timelines panel, like "ad1 > ad2", and click the "Smooth Transition" button. This will stretch out the default effects to .5 seconds in that transition. You can then tweak the timing if you like.
(Unfortunately, in the current beta we don't yet have a quick way to smooth a bunch of transitions, so you have to do that for each transition for now.)
Currently there isn't a way to set up a timer to automatically switch states every few seconds--this is something you'd have to set up in code. I'll note it as a feature request, though.
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I have no idea how to do code with
catalyst. I don't even know what language it uses! I'm pathetic. I was
trained in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator for print media.. I've
figured out how to transition into web design but the interactive stuff
still baffles me.
what is the best path to take for learning how to add code for this sort of
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Narciso nj Jaramillo Adobe <
There are lots of great resources for learning about writing code for Flex available here:
In addition, if you search for 'Flex' on Amazon, you'll find many hits for hardcopy books.