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animation conflict with other elements

Melissa Lind 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Alin Alexandru Matei (Support) 4 years ago 4
I have an animation and an element on a page that work fine on their own, but when the path of the element crosses in front of the animation, the animation will no longer work.
Could you provide us some details like:
-on what OS this situation happen?
- was in InteractBuilder (InteractMode) or in InteractPlayer.
-what kind of animation it is: a frame animation or a graphical element animation?
-the behavior for the other element.
Thank you for your feedback.
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Fade in and Out settings - advanced options

Charmaine Anderson 5 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 5 years ago 0

It would be nice to be able to specify exactly how fast the fade in takes place and how long the object remains in view before it fades out.  For example, I'd like the fade in to happen much more quickly than the default fade in, as it is too slow before the object displays.  So greater control on the fade in and fade out option would be nice rather than the currently method of setting the time for the entire fade in and out.  I've tried changing the duration of the exiting fade in and out but the fade in is the same slowness.    The reason is I would like user to click on a static element and have it play a larger animated version of the element.  And I want to use a lot of static elements on the screen. Because kids will keep tapping elements quickly, I need the elements to fade in quickly, display object for longer than the fade before they fade out.


interact mode hanging scenario

Ranco 5 years ago in By Screen / Interact • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 5 years ago 1

Ok, here is the setup:

two elements:

Element#1 action is to fadeIn element#2 (2 sec)

Element#2 action fades out itself (2 sec)

Scenario (interact mode hangs or significantly slows down):

Click Element#1 (to show element#2)

While Element#2 is being animated (faded in), click it.

First, it will not fade out, not even after it is fully shown. Second, other items in the page will not interact, or interact slowly.


This issue will be addressed in version 3.2.2.

(Bug Ticket: 801)



Ann K AlteredEssence 5 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 5 years ago 11

I have a page where the reader paints with their finger and change color by touching paint brushes in different colors.  I also have an eraser on the page which I can't get to work as i would like. Currently it will erase if I set it to erase but if I use set erase mode it erases the eraser, in either case  I would like the reader to be able to paint, then hit the eraser and erase what they want and then hit a paintbrush again to begin painting without having to change pages to reset the page. If that is possible would you please explain how to do this?  I could not find it described in the user guide or any posts.




managing file size

Melissa Lind 5 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 5 years ago 9

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?



The new update of InteractPlayer NOT working on iPhone

Judy K. Johnson 4 years ago in By Screen / Interact • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 4 years ago 1
I downloaded the IP update yesterday on my iPhone 4S. It only displays less than 1/4 of the page of my shared app. Also the volume is extremely diminished even with my volume on Max. This is drastic problem compared to previous version.
An update has been submitted to Apple which hopefully will be approved soon.

Animated frame element only plays once on tap

Charmaine Anderson 4 years ago in By Screen / Interact • updated by Alin Alexandru Matei (Support) 3 years ago 16

Animated frame element will not play if tapped again. Only plays once on tap. I have a .png sequence set to animate on tap, no looping.  Works fine on first tap.  After animation stops playing, if element is tapped again in Interact mode, it does not play again.

I also tried reseting the Replay Count to either 0, 1 or 100 under Behavior Options but element still will not play on second tap.  Here are the settings I'm using.


See enclosed app.  We cannot recreate the issue you are reporting.  You can see in this sample that every time you tap the butterfly it animates.

101 - Animation.zip


frame animation editor

Serge Patry 5 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Alin Alexandru Matei (Support) 5 years ago 0

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.


GUI suggestions

Ranco 5 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Inna Komarovsky (Administrator) 3 years ago 2

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


Hi there, I just wanted to add an update to this thread to say that the page properties can now be opened from the Page Properties button on the left toolbar of Design mode. (If these are not visible at any point, open the Design mode settings by clicking the gears at the top of the window, and click Show Helper Icons.)

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?