This article showcases the possibilities with Mouseover and Loop Effects for the Text, Image and Previous/Next Scene Widgets, located under the Action panel.
The default effects available for both Mouseover and Loop Effects are the following:
- Resize, the widget will scale up or down to the given percentage (0-200%)
- Opacity, the widget will fade to the given percentage opacity level (0-100%)
- Rotate, the widget will rotate with any given degree
- Pulse, the widget will pulse on one of the 5 prefixed levels (Delicate - Loud)
- Image Swap, the image widget will swap to any image from the Image Library
Find more detail on the two effects in the following.
As the name suggests, Mouseover Effects will be triggered when your mouse is placed on top of the widget. The Mouseover Effects are naturally only supported on desktop versions of your content. Mouseover Effects consist of two main sections:
- Effect Library section: listing the supported mouseover effects for the selected widget (Image Swap is not available for Text Widgets)
- Effect Configuration section: depending on the nature of the effect, the Configuration section will change (including percentage, rotation angle and image library).
The Loop Effect is not triggered like the Mouseover Effect but will constantly loop while the scene is active. In addition to the Effect Library section and the Effect Configuration section, the Loop Effect has a Time Configuration section.
This Time configuration section allows the user to configure the Duration of the effect and also add a Pause if wanted after the Duration of the looped effect - both defined in seconds. Specifically:
- The Resize, Opacity and Image Swap Effects have the Time Configuration section.
- The Pulse Effect has no Time configuration as it already contains a predefined set of internal configuration. (If you want to create your own custom Pulse Effect, you can play around with the Resize Loop Effect)
- The Rotate Effect has the Time Configuration, but there is also another notable differences to this Loop Effect. Whereas the Mouseover Effect only provides the Rotation Angle, the Loop Effect gives you the option of an Infinite Rotation. Given a Rotation Angle, the Widget will rotate to the given angle and reverse back to 0 degrees within the Duration time, which can seem like a wiggle effect. Given the Infinite Rotation, the Widget will rotate with the same speed (2x360 degrees) only in one direction within the Duration time - rotating clockwise (CW) or counterclockwise (CCW or anticlockwise).