[Xerte] Re: Creating Animation

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Tue Jul 22 19:06:33 BST 2014

I'm trying to add some of these simple animations now to an LO. Fireworks
does animated gif's but I find it difficult to use/decipher. Authorware's
ability to move objects on a path at a set time was very useful for this
type of thing and would be another great addition to xot.


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[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Smith, John
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2014 2:21 AM
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Subject: [Xerte] Re: Creating Animation

I've often thought that we could use a page type that allows you to then add
sub elements (media) each with their own script to control or a predefined
script (such as move to the left, etc) and possibly a timer to tell the page
when to run the script... shouldn't be that hard to do something like

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[xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Julian Tenney
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Sent: 04 July 2014 09:48
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Subject: [Xerte] Creating Animation

I'm just wondering what approaches people use for this sort of thing: we
have a lecturer who wants to create animation simply. He's currently using
powerpoint to create this sort of thing:

I think the results are really good, and it's taken some time to get right.
I'm interested in optimising the approach a bit, to make it fast and
efficient: maybe this is the best way of doing it, maybe there are others?

What I'm interested in is what approaches / tools do people use for this
sort of thing? It doesn't have to be high end output: it could be a mixture
of screen capture, whilst dragging things around and narrating the process
for example. We're not looking to turn staff into Flash developers, it's
more about simple approaches that are easy and quick to do.




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