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1:What are two ways of creating animations?
A1: You can create animations quickly by using the Record button in the Floating Box Inspector and dragging a floating box to record the motions. For more control, you can use the Timeline Editor.
2:What determines the stacking order of floating boxes?
A2: Initially, a floating box's stacking order is determined by its anchor's location on the page, with the top leftmost anchor indicating a floating box lowest in the stacking order, and so on down and across the page. You can control the stacking order by changing the Depth value in the Floating Box Inspector.
3:What does the Floating Box Controller do?
A3: The Floating Box Controller lets you lock floating boxes in place. In animations, the floating boxes are locked only for the selected key frame.
4:How do you smooth out an animation path?
A4: To smooth out an animation path, first select all the keyframes that make up the animation: Shift-click each keyframe, or drag from the side or bottom to select all the keyframes (make sure the time indicator is aligned with a keyframe). Then choose Curve from the Animation pop-up menu in the Floating Box Inspector.
5:How do you create a Wipe Transition for an animated floating box?
A5: To create a Wipe Transition, Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) in the Action track in the Timeline editor directly over a keyframe. Then choose Multimedia > Wipe Transition from the Action menu in the Action Inspector. Choose the floating box to which you want to apply the transition and the number of steps (more steps for a faster transition, fewer steps for a slower one).
6:What are scenes?
A6: Scenes are used to store multiple animations for the same Web page. All scenes share the same floating boxes, but you can create different behaviors for the boxes in different scenes. Each Web page contains one scene by default. To create a new scene, choose New Scene from the Options pop-up menu in the Timeline Editor.
7:How do you control when a scene will play?
A7: Turn Autoplay On to play a scene automatically when the Web page loads. You can also start a scene with user input, such as clicking on a rollover button. Select the rollover button, and then click the New Action button in the Actions palette. From the Action pop-up menu, select Multimedia > Play Scene, and then choose the scene from the Scene pop-up menu.



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