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    Is there a way when changing pages to dissolve from page to page rather than a hard cut? Or, at least, fade to black and then fade back in with the new page?

    Thanks,

    Rick

  • #2
    Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

    No. This is a popular request. I'm sure if it was a piece of cake, it'd be in the software already.
    Eric Darling
    eThree Media
    http://www.ethreemedia.com

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    • #3
      Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

      Could you place hundreds of little squares on the screen to be hidden upon start of the screen and when a person clicks a button have it step through each of the squares until the entire screen is covered, then jump to the next page. Not automatic and probably a headache, but doable.
      TJ-Tigger
      "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
      "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus."
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      • #4
        Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

        wow! You have too much time Tig [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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        = Derek
        ["All glory comes from daring to begin" - fortune cookie]

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        • #5
          Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

          Heh, Tig, that just might work too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
          --[[ Indigo Rose Software Developer ]]

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          • #6
            Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

            Not if you have a Web Browser of Media Player object on your page though.

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            • #7
              Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

              Too bad FLASH Transparency doesn't work. You could simply play a FLASH movie that filled the screen to black, and then do the opposite when the next page was shown.

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              • #8
                Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

                Ah, good point.

                I suppose you could hide those objects first...maybe replace them with an image object that looks the same, or similar (like the media player object with a black display area).
                --[[ Indigo Rose Software Developer ]]

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                • #9
                  Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

                  I wonder if you were to create 10 images or so that did some sort of dissolve effect. You could then show one hide it then show the next so on and so forth. A simple loop on the button to go to the next page would probably work and do it in the reverse order when you open a page.
                  TJ-Tigger
                  "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
                  "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus."
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                  • #10
                    Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

                    It's interesting. I also own Multimedia Builder and while Autoplay is a much superior product overall, page dissolve, page flipping and several other options are included in this $45 program. Now I know nothing about the programming end of things, but I'm sure Indigo guys will be able to pull this off in the future.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

                      This is the best workaround i can think of:

                      The page is working as normal .... end-user clicks "Where do yu want to go today...."
                      <font color=green>
                      Page.Hide "All Objects" - just in case anything messes up the z-order
                      Page.Show "BrowserObject"</font color=green>
                      - - -Screen cap of that page with javascript dissolve effect to screen cap of the next page here - - -
                      <font color=green>Page.Hide "BrowserObject"
                      Page.Show "All Objects"</font color=green>

                      ... or something like that. Of course, the objects on the page would have to be aligned exactly with the screen cap or things will move! And we all know by now how to flatten the Browser Object [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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                      = Derek
                      ["All glory comes from daring to begin" - fortune cookie]

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                      • #12
                        Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

                        I played around with this idea a while back. No matter what I did, I couldn't ever get it to be smooth enough to satisfy me. (and I'm not that picky).

                        I was doing a realtime capture of the AMS app, putting it in the browser object, then dissolving it to black. Problem is the browser object load time for the image causes a flicker, and sometimes even a delay.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

                          Why not use Flash as follows:
                          Printscreen of final state of firstpage (you get a bitmap you can paste. You may need croppingi t)
                          Printscreen of page 2 (ditto)
                          Go to flash and dissolve between the 2
                          go to page 1 and make the following sequence:
                          On click, show flash movie, on end of stream, goto page2)

                          The advantage with this is that when you want to have another dissolve, you just change the bitmaps and use the same movieclip in your flash movie.

                          All this of course till the next version where, we ALL know, there will be transitions in AMS...right??? :-)

                          Yossi

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                          • #14
                            Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

                            I agree, Flash would be the best way to go. You could actually skip the trimming if you went with your own window and max, min buttons, etc..

                            When I tried it with the browser, this seemed to work best.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Dissolve from Page to Page

                              All we need now is to get one of our unbelievably talented Flash freaks to make a generic dissolve for those of us who are unbelievably brain dead in Flash.

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