Well, I figured out that I can just create more states and assign a new one for the roll over. The problem is, the animation isn't included when I export as html & images.
Anybody know how to export as an html page and have an animation play? (Why the hell would Adobe discontinue ImageReady? It was too efficient? )
You need to place the animation in a seperate slice and make sure that slice is designated an animated GIF. You can select the slice tpe in the Optimize panel after you have drawn the slice.
Thanks. They were on their own slice but hadn't been designated an animated gif.
Now the animated gif is being exported and playing in the html page but the roll overs are not working. They all have had "Add Nav Bar" applied to them, have a new state assigned to their rollover, and all work in Preview just not after an export ("html & images").
Also, the states that are needed for the rollovers are included in the animation. Is there a way to separate the two?
Try starting the animation after the first four states, assuming you've got fours button states.
Another thing to consider is using button symbols, as their states are self contained.
I think part of my problem was the time I alloted each state. I set animated states to 350/100th of a second so they'd play 3.5 seconds. I had left that time on the roll over states as well. It may be worth noting also that I went back and deleted slices and animation I had created in Photoshop before importing the PSD to Fireworks, not knowing if it was interfering with the new slices (since they didn't translate to FW).
I'm curious how I should save the project. I saved as a psd but when I reopened everything was gone.
Well I set up the roll over states first, then added the animation (making sure it is an animated gif). When exported the animation works and so do some of the roll overs. However there's several slices switched around. It's just a mess and not consistent. I can re-export and there's different slices in different spots.
The roll over is the most basic task of a website building program, why would it be so ridiculously complicated to create one? Guess I go back to ImageReady and mark another fail for CS5. Adobe really dropped the ball with CS5, Photoshop is so problematic I use CS4 most of the time.
Thanks for the help.