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Chapter 13. Applying Timeline Effects > Using the Transition Effect

Using the Transition Effect

The Transition Timeline effect changes an objects alpha (transparency), and lets you incorporate a transitional effect called Wipe, which collapses the object from the top, bottom, left or right. The Transition effect can be used as a transition between images in a slide show, or as a novel way to have an object disappear from the Stage. In truth, the uses for Timeline effects are as varied as the designers that use the Flash application.

Use the Transition Effect

Draw a shape using the oval, rectangle, or polystar tools, and then select the shape.

Click the Insert menu, point to Timeline Effects, point to Transform/Transition, and then click Transition.

Enter the Duration of the effect in frames.

Select from the following Direction options:

  • In/Out. Click In or Out to determine how the transition begins. For example, if the Fade option is selected, does the transition fade In, or fade Out.

  • Fade. Select the Fade check box to have the object fade (determined by the In or Out option).

  • Wipe. Select the Wipe check box to have the object wipe left, right, up, or down (determined by the arrow buttons).

  • Arrows. Click the arrow buttons to determine the direction of the Wipe effect.

Drag the Motion Ease slider to accelerate or decelerate the transition.

Click OK to add the effect to the Timeline.

Click the Control menu, and then click Test Movie.

Flash displays the Timeline effect.



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