I'm only half way through one of my books and it's already 150 mb without any sound files. I'm looking for ways to cut it back. What are the most size intensive interactions? How intensive are frame animations vs. linear animations? Or do the layers take up more space than interactions? Any advice?
In the Frame Animation Editor the Duration Method and the Duration of Animation variant, they don't keep the change's that I make. It always go back to the default setting.
First, it is strange that in order to enter the current page's property you need to open the list of pages and click on ">". It should be accessible all the time.
Second, the list of elements should be easily accessible, again - not via the list of pages.
I would also suggest to allow toggling selection of stacked elements, like using the Ctrl button or otherwise
To see a list of the elements on the page, click the Element Manager button at the bottom of the window, which is the second icon highlighted in the image below.
I'm not sure if I understand the third suggestion. Would this mean making elements invisible and visible in the builder in order to be able to reach elements beneath other elements?
Thanks for considering this suggestion.
It would be nice to be able to add a drop shadow to text and also a graphic element if possible, particularly if the graphic element is a transparent .png.
Thanks for considering.
At this time we are only adding drop shadows to text elements.
It would be nice if there was an option to type in the desired font size rather than using a slider as it is hard to get it to the slider to go to the exact size you want quickly. Thanks for considering this.
Please consider making the Default Frames Animation Editor settings to have Loop Animation set to Yes rather than No, and set the default Duration of Animation to be 1000 ms. This will save developers time so they don't have to enter this info. (When I design my animations in Flash I create them to loop at 1 second intervals by default and then export the movie clips as png frame sequence.) Thanks for your consideration.
It would be nice if you could include the Page Title when setting a Page > Jump action. This would be helpful because if one has a lot of pages, you can't remember which page number you want to point to without having to open the page manager. Seeing a page title in the Jump Action would save the developer time.
I'd also prefer having the Jump Action at the root level without having to drill down to it, this would save time.
Thanks for considering this.
Will be added to a future version (probably 3.3).
it would be nice to be able to do this with 2 layers (one for the coloring & one for the lines.
also a paint bucket would let children create beautiful coloring pages quickly.
-> how do I make these two as fast as possible? In as less steps as possible?
Currently, the lines created with the Draw behavior cannot be underneath the outlines, but to create a paint bucket tool effect that colors behind the outlines of the drawing, you can use the FillColor behavior. Add a Tap-FillColor action set to a blank graphic element, and set the target of the action set to be the portion of the drawing that should be filled when that area is tapped. You can copy and paste this blank graphic element and change the target element depending on the location of the blank element. I'll put together a quick video on this effect and post it here.
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