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Creating the opening transition

From: InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations

Video: Creating the opening transition

I want to start of mood board by creating a memorable impression that lets the user know that this is not your run-of-the-mill static document. We are going to create a series of animations that quickly bring all of our design elements into place over a short amount of time. We are going to begin our presentation by selecting the white background, opening the Animation panel, and choosing the preset Fly in and Blur from the bottom. Next, we are going to set the Duration to .75 seconds and set the reference point to the top middle. Now we will select our motion path and then extend it all the way beyond the bottom of the page. Our next step is the banner.

Creating the opening transition

I want to start of mood board by creating a memorable impression that lets the user know that this is not your run-of-the-mill static document. We are going to create a series of animations that quickly bring all of our design elements into place over a short amount of time. We are going to begin our presentation by selecting the white background, opening the Animation panel, and choosing the preset Fly in and Blur from the bottom. Next, we are going to set the Duration to .75 seconds and set the reference point to the top middle. Now we will select our motion path and then extend it all the way beyond the bottom of the page. Our next step is the banner.

The banner has a front and the back. It might be hard to select the back so if you hold down Command or Ctrl and click, you're able to select the back piece. When you have the back piece selected, we are going to open the Animation panel, and we are going to choose Fly in from Right. We set its Duration to half a second. We will select the motion path, switch to a Direct Selection tool, and extend it to the lower right. Switch to the selection tool and select the banner front. With this selected, go to the Preset panel and choose Fly in from Left.

We will set the Duration to half a second, switch to the Direct Selection tool, and put it off at an angle the same as the banner. Now let's make the cityscape and logos appear. Using your Selection tool, I am going to Shift +Click and select as many elements as I can. With these selected, I am going to change the Preset Fade In. I am going to select the cityscape logo, and I am going to set the Duration to half a second and the city logo background to three quarters of the second. Now let's test our animation. Everything animates as expected, but the timing seems to be off. We are going to adjust the timing in a few moments after we fix the animation of the clouds.

Let's start by selecting the left-hand clouds. With these clouds selected, I will go over to my Animation panel and choose Move Right. I am going to choose Hide Until Animated and Loop. I am going to select the first cloud, set its Duration to 20 seconds, and then select its motion path and extend it to where the other clouds reside. I will repeat the process on the second cloud except for changing its duration to 15 seconds. Then I'll extend that motion path to where the other clouds are. Moving to the right clouds, hold Shift, grab both of those clouds, set the preset to Move Left, Loop and Hide Until Animated, I'll select the top cloud, select its motion path, move it to the other clouds, select that cloud and change its Duration to 18 seconds.

The bottom cloud, its motion path to the other side, and its Duration to 30 seconds. Now that I have my clouds animated, I need to hide them before they begin their animation. I'm going to grab the Rectangle Frame tool and draw a rectangle to cover the clouds. I am going to change its Fill to Paper. Then grab my selection tool and Option+ Drag or Alt+Drag a copy to put on top of the other clouds. I am going to hold down my Shift key, grab both of the frames and group them together. With both of them selected, I am going to name the group opaque rectangles.

I am going to add the animation preset Appear and Hide Until Animated. Now that I have my animations complete it's time to set the proper timing for the page. I am going to go to my Timing panel and I need to reorder everything inside this panel. I am going to select group and banner by holding the Shift key, and I am going to choose to play them together. I am going to grab banner and set its Delay to a quarter second. I am going to put cityscape underneath banner and then opaque rectangles right under the cityscape. I am going to play these two together and set a Delay of a quarter second on cityscape.

I am going to grab Clouds 5 and put that underneath Logotype 1, grab MAGAZINE CITY GUIDE and put that underneath Clouds 5. Next is button 3 followed by line, Clouds 1, and finally Left 1 and Left 2. Now for the delays. Magazine needs a quarter second, Clouds 1 needs 6 seconds. Next, I'll go to the Clouds Left 1 and give it 2 seconds and Clouds Left 2 needs 6 seconds. Now that we have all the delays set I am going to select Clouds 5, hold Shift and click on Clouds 2 and tell them all to play together.

Let's preview our animation. Everything comes in as expected. We have each animated element pop in, and then the clouds will slowly appear. As your animations become more complex, getting everything to play at the right time may seem difficult, but when you use the Preview panel you can test your animations until you've everything timed perfectly.

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InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations

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  1. 1m 56s
    1. Introduction
      1m 18s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 11m 45s
    1. Interactive documents: Born Magazine
      1m 49s
    2. Annual report case study: Unitus
      1m 44s
    3. Self-publishing
      1m 59s
    4. Digital books: iBooks, ePub
      2m 15s
    5. Digital newspapers: Times Reader
      1m 51s
    6. Digital magazines: Wired, iGIZMO, The New Yorker
      2m 7s
  3. 12m 32s
    1. Setting preferences for interactive documents
      2m 36s
    2. Customizing the workspace
      3m 6s
    3. Understanding intent and presets
      2m 21s
    4. Working with images
      2m 37s
    5. Installing scripts
      1m 52s
  4. 9m 40s
    1. Comparing PDF and SWF presentations
      2m 5s
    2. Presenting from InDesign: Presentation mode
      2m 2s
    3. Presenting a SWF
      1m 50s
    4. Presenting a PDF
      1m 8s
    5. Creative tip: Practice your presentation
      2m 35s
  5. 33m 42s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 28s
    2. Previewing your layout with the Preview panel
      3m 25s
    3. Creative tip: KISS (Keep It Super Simple)
      3m 11s
    4. Setting up a presentation with layers
      5m 21s
    5. Creating a navigation system
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a title and content slides
      4m 40s
    7. Overriding master page items
      3m 21s
    8. Setting page transitions
      2m 31s
    9. Creating hyperlinks
      2m 26s
    10. Using the slug for notes
      2m 14s
  6. 23m 30s
    1. Adding a Full Screen button with a tool tip
      4m 15s
    2. Creating PDF bookmarks in InDesign
      3m 19s
    3. Using a button to go to a specific page in a PDF
      3m 11s
    4. Using animation inside a PDF presentation
      6m 15s
    5. Exporting your presentation to interactive PDF
      4m 6s
    6. Creating a PDF Portfolio presentation
      2m 24s
  7. 29m 50s
    1. Exploring the Animating Encyclopedia Script
      6m 24s
    2. Using the Animation panel
      3m 38s
    3. Animating a list
      2m 28s
    4. Designing an alternate navigation
      3m 35s
    5. Creating a multistate object
      4m 25s
    6. Creating a page number indicator
      1m 59s
    7. Animating an opening page
      1m 53s
    8. Using Page Turn vs. Page Curls
      2m 4s
    9. Exporting your presentation to SWF
      2m 21s
    10. Watching out for transitions with animations
      1m 3s
  8. 24m 3s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 43s
    2. Creative tip: Breaking down a complex animation
      3m 2s
    3. Taming the Timing panel
      1m 43s
    4. Animating on a motion path
      3m 2s
    5. Creating a sound hot spot
      2m 34s
    6. Creating a slideshow with a multistate object
      1m 50s
    7. Creating a loaded button
      2m 43s
    8. Creating an interactive map
      4m 25s
    9. Creative tip: Have fun!
      3m 1s
  9. 15m 38s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 19s
    2. Creating the opening transition
      4m 20s
    3. Creating a logo slideshow
      2m 34s
    4. Animating the color palette
      3m 44s
    5. Combining multistate objects and buttons
      3m 41s
  10. 28m 45s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 26s
    2. Building an interactive table of contents
      4m 19s
    3. Building a navigation system
      2m 9s
    4. Creating PDF-only buttons
      3m 1s
    5. Using a SWF slideshow in a PDF
      4m 14s
    6. Placing a video and using the Media panel
      3m 59s
    7. Setting navigation points
      3m 24s
    8. Placing a video from a URL
      2m 2s
    9. Creating URLs from hyperlinks
      4m 11s
  11. 22m 40s
    1. Preparing your layout for Export
      5m 7s
    2. Handing off your InDesign layout to Flash
      3m 11s
    3. Opening the FLA file in Flash CS5 Professional
      2m 33s
    4. Adding a stop command and testing the movie
      2m 22s
    5. Fixing the buttons
      3m 8s
    6. Importing a video into Flash
      1m 45s
    7. Editing the animations
      2m 59s
    8. Publishing a SWF
      1m 35s
  12. 17m 0s
    1. Avoiding legacy media
      1m 11s
    2. Converting a video into FLV with Adobe Media Encoder
      1m 52s
    3. Using the JPG Pass-Through filter
      2m 32s
    4. Avoiding compatibility issues
      3m 7s
    5. Slimming down your FLA
      2m 41s
    6. Sharing motion presets
      3m 40s
    7. Testing hyperlinks in a SWF
      1m 57s
  13. 34s
    1. Further Recommendations
      34s

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