Anybody got any ideas or workarounds to try to achieve a wipe effect?
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I am not PRO but I would think you are better off using FLASH rather than FLASH CATALYST
I did a similar thing but I created an animation of a seed growing into a full blown tree - and vertically.
The trick I used was simple enough. I drew a full grown tree and used that as the END of the Timeline.
I then used Photoshop to create a few KEYFRAME images to help FLASH animate the scene.
I simply started with the FULL TREE and then used the eraser to reverse the process of growth.
Thus each time I erased a little of each of the brances length etc - I created a step in the sequence running back in time.
Eventually I had about 15 Keyframes and FLASH did the rest.
I am new to CATALYST but I can not think of an easy way to do such a thing. I really don't think CATALYST
was designed for such intricate animations.
CATALYST seems to me much more useful for designing and creating fluid and interactive navigation flow around a website.
Sorry I could not be of more help.
Sorry about the delay in replying; busy busy...
Thanks so much for your help; I think it's a great idea, and I'll give it a
go, though I've never used Flash, as coding scares me.
I'm hoping your technique won't need coding!
Yes, I think you're right, -Catalyst isn't for this sort of thing.
...Though nor is powerpoint, but it's a basic transition effect in that!
And please don't apologise; you've been a big help, pointing me at a fresh,
different way of thinking about the problem (reverse the process!).
Thank you k3dj!
Glad to help. Hopefully you can get a fair result using a few KEYFRAMES and Flash will do the rest with TWEENS. I am new to CS5 so like yourself I am still finding my way around and playing with the fire. Maybe someone with more experience will show up and offer you a better option soon. I just don't think Catalyst is the best application for what you want to do. Good luck and best wishes.
Thanks again k3dj;
I'll give it a go when I've got some time...too much other work to do at the
-good luck to you with playing with CS5, I don't know about you, but I am
finding some things amazingly brilliant, but others mystifyingly unintuitive
Not like the old days when CS2 was just so intuitive...progress I guess!