[Xerte] Re: Creating Animation

Julian Tenney Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed Jul 23 09:54:55 BST 2014

We did think about making an animation template, so you can add graphics to the stage and then animate them Authorware style using commands in icons: move, erase, animate, etc. It wouldn't be too hard to develop if anyone wants to have a crack at it,

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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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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 that...

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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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