Rollover Graphic Comes Up Small

Hi, everyone.

Basic question here – when I do a rollover action, how do I adjust the size of the graphic in the graphic box? It seems to be automatically formatted to fit the size of the graphic box, which, in this case, makes it all squished up.

Thanks,
Jamie


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Sometime around 30/3/08 (at 09:44 -0400) Jamie Turner said:

Hi, everyone.

Basic question here – when I do a rollover action, how do I adjust
the size of the graphic in the graphic box? It seems to be
automatically formatted to fit the size of the graphic box, which,
in this case, makes it all squished up.

Sounds to me like you’re referencing an external graphic as your
rollover item. That’s a perfectly legitimate way to do this, although
it is an older approach that was used in the first days of Freeway.

If you do it that way then you must make sure your rollover graphic
is the same pixel size as the item that’s there first. The reason for
this is simple: in HTML, a space is defined for the first graphic to
slot into. That space is the same pixel size as the graphic, so the
graphic fits in perfectly. But then along comes the rollover graphic,
which in your case is not the same pixel size. The space on the page
will not change, so the graphic has to… and the result is a
distorted rollover image.

The other way of making a rollover involves stacking items together
on the page. But the graphics can’t be in separate layers or you
won’t be able to get the normal rollover setup process to see both
items. Either unlayer the items directly, or group them together.

Alternatively, use the Rollover action options to send out a
mouseOver number, apply the Target Show/Hide Layer (Freeway 5) or
Slave Show/Hide Layer (Freeway 4) action to the second item, and tell
it to look out for the same target/slave number. That takes a
different set of steps, but it will give you the same effect with
regular layered items - no fussing about with grouping or unlayering.

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Thanks, Keith. Come to think of it, I was using my Freeway 4 manual to do this action. I’ll follow your instructions above and also reference the Freeway 5 manual.

By the way, I’ve noticed that you’re always quick to respond to the Freeway Talk queries. I’m not sure when you sleep (or IF you sleep). In any case, a big thank you goes out to you and Walt for all your efforts.

America’s Biggest Freeway Fan,
Jamie Turner


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Sometime around 30/3/08 (at 10:10 -0400) Jamie Turner said:

By the way, I’ve noticed that you’re always quick to respond to the
Freeway Talk queries.

Sleep? I read something about that once… :slight_smile:

Eudora (my email client) checks every 10 minutes. When I’m not
working on the other Mac, busy teaching, off doing VR photos, or
other stuff - or ‘offline’ with the family - I skim what comes in.

If I can offer a suggestion I have a go. It keeps me on my toes and
helps me understand how other people try using Freeway - and that all
helps me in various aspects of how I work.

Anyway - the sun’s out, I’m going to go sleep in the hammock for a
bit. I had a late night last night, going to a central London club to
get a feel for it for a possible video project…

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On 30 Mar 2008, at 16:27, Keith Martin wrote:

I had a late night last night, going to a central London club to
get a feel for it for a possible video project…

A likely story :wink:

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Paul Bradforth

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Sometime around 30/3/08 (at 18:17 +0100) Paul Bradforth said:

On 30 Mar 2008, at 16:27, Keith Martin wrote:

I had a late night last night, going to a central London club to
get a feel for it for a possible video project…

A likely story :wink:

I didn’t say I didn’t enjoy it too! :slight_smile:

(I’ve been talking with a few promotors about shooting virtual
reality panoramas in clubs, and a couple of days ago one mentioned
that he needed a promo DVD shot. I know a producer who’s interested,
and I’ll probably be the cameraman. So I had to go check it out! I
know: a tough job, but…)

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