I'll advise you look at some Lynda.com training videos. They could help solve so many challenges you a facing.
Currentlly I just see Catalyst supports "Fade" "Sound" "Move" "Rotate" "Rotate3D" effect.
You could make your custome effect in your code insteead.
Catalyst is just make a simple transition from page to page with a smooth Transition feature.
I am facing many problem with it but I think it's good to make a quick - simple effect.
I see a Action Sequences but I don't find a way to use it too. don't you ?
Thank you for both of your repllies.
Actually I did use the Lynda training which was very helpful, and I pretty much followed their type of model for my project.
But as i said, several of the objects on their own layers did now show up in the transitions window, this became frustrating and so I chose not to go forward wit the project here.
Regarding the idea to program new transitions. That is a great option and idea but I think the concept of Catalyst is to simplify the process.
I posted this mostly because I thought the Adobe folks may benefit from the feedback
A lot of the bugs you describe sound similar to what I faced...
For one thing, how you actually move content etc and work the layers can create some unexpected results. Also you can 'break' past navigations if the navigation is complex enough.
I find that by using transparent button (0:% opacity) with all the needed interactions, and also having nicely layered file at the outset, help a lot.
Learning to (partially) manage the state issue by building custom components correctly is also helping me a lot .
My biggest gripe with the transitions or moving layers etc, is that bulk transitions can't be done at once, and also the layers/library planels do not let you move more than one line-item at a time (say, grabbing a few layres and moving them at once.).I think Catalyst is sort of 'deceptively simple'.
Not sure if that encourages you... or makes it worse!
Hi...and thanks for your reply.
I appreciate your comments and figure there had to be more people than me with some issues.
The program itself is fairly easy to use....and i agree with your various points about fixes as well.
I suppose the Real question is... will Adobe put forth the effort to fix everything, or will they let it fade into the sunset.
I'm willing to try out a new version, but want to wait a little longer I've gone back to Swishmax4 for my more basic flash projects
but i really miss the Photoshop import feature. That is a great feature of Catalyst.
I love how I can pick out small elements of an illustrator file drawing (like stroke or fill, etc) and attached all kind of info.