After you create a movie, you will likely want to make modifications before it is considered finished. This can mean anything from adjusting movie frames and objects (e.g., buttons, cursors) to adding audio or slide transitions. Following are some of the many ways that you can modify a movie.
- Frames Each movie can be composed of one or many frames (or slides). Various modifications can be made at the frame level.
See About Frames.
- Objects There are many different types of objects that you can add to frames, such as buttons, bubble callouts, cursors, shapes, lines, and typing boxes.
See About Objects.
- Actions You can apply actions to various objects in order to make the movie react (e.g., go to next frame, pause, go to a specific frame) when the user performs a specific event on the object (e.g., clicking on a button).
See About Actions.
- Text If you want to explain parts of a frame or provide instructions for end users, you can incorporate text into your movies.
See About Text.
- Variables When you have text that you plan to reuse throughout your movies, you can save time by creating and inserting variables.
See About Variables.
- Keyframes You can add keyframes to an object that show transitions from one state to the next, including position keyframes (trajectories).
See About Keyframes.
- Timing Sometimes it is necessary to speed up, slow down, or pause the timing of a frame or object. Timing refers to the number of seconds that a frame or object is displayed, as well as the specific moment when it comes into view.
See About Timing.
- Transitions You can control the way that frames and objects appear and disappear in a movie (e.g., fade in, fade out).
See About Transitions.
- Audio There are several ways to add audio to your movies, including recording your own narration.
See About Audio.
Appearance of Frames and Objects Modifying the look and feel of movies, frames, and objects can be accomplished using a variety of methods.
See About the Appearance of Frames and Objects.
- Palettes A palette is a handy, time-saving tool for storing objects for later reuse. You can create palettes locally or link to external palettes.
See About Palettes.
- Conditions Condition tags are a way to mark movies, frames, or objects that you want to include in some outputs, but exclude from other outputs. They work in conjunction with targets, which are separate instances of an output type.
See About Conditions.
- Effects You can enhance objects by applying different kinds of special effects to them.
See About Effects.
- Grids A grid is simply a series of dots displayed a certain distance apart on a frame, with each dot representing a specific location on that frame. They help you more accurately place objects on a frame.
See Working With Grids.
- Previewing Much of the process of enhancing a movie involves previewing the movie as you make changes. You can do this at any time by pressing the play button on the preview bar at the bottom of the Frame Editor.
See Previewing Movies.