Creating a slideshow with ScriptyFader Action

I can’t find any instructions on how to use the ScriptyFade action to create a slideshow like this one: Portraits

Could someone please give me a step by step or point me to where this might be already. Thanks.


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It is really outlined on the ActionsForge page http://www.actionsforge.com/actions/view/218-scriptyfader

It mirrors the method that is used for carousel - so if you have done one of them…

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Thanks David. I had read those instructions but they did not make too much sense to me. I have used the Carousel Action often so created a similar situation and applied the ScriptyFader to the element where I want the slideshow to be seen and the ScriptyFader Option Action to the “slides” that are held as layers on the pasteboard. The result is almost as planed but not quite… the slides fade out but not in. You can view it here: http://www.stationv.com/sv3/scriptyfadertest.html . I used exactly the same setup but applied the carousel actions instead here: http://www.stationv.com/sv3/carouseltest.html . The carousel works as expected.

What am I doing wrong?
Thanks


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Dont have time to dissect right now but it looks like you are missing a few ‘slides’

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OK - here is my version http://www.deltadesign.co/examples/imacfader.html

Question 1 - Are you using your slide images as Pass-through. My version doesn’t, also mine are set as Progressive.

2 - Any reason why the iMac screen has a transparent middle because there shouldn’t actually be any stage where there is no picture ‘on screen’ and I think that is adding to your problem.

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I’m importing the images as background to HTML items - I’m not sure if FW treats them as Pass-through or not.

I will fill the iMac screen with black and save it as a jpeg. Isn’t it a bit strange that the carousel works without any problem? It is set up exactly as the slideshow but with the Scripty actions. Hmmmm.
Is your version inline? Did you use HTML items with the images imported as backgrounds?
Thanks, Vic


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I’m importing the images as background to HTML items

Yes - they are treated as Pass-throughs if you do that.

Did you set your images as progressives when you created them.

I suspect not and that is why they load in one go rather than progressively - giving the impression of suddenly appearing after all the file has loaded.

You dont need to fill the iMac screen with black and save as a jpeg - just put any opaque colour in the middle of the original png

I think the difference is that all the images for the Carousel are preloaded before they are required to appear.

My example just uses layered graphic boxes with the images imported normally into them so that they can be scaled etc. after if necessary.

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