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    Default Parallax Scrolling

    Just been messing about to see if it was difficult to do parallax scrolling in Xara.
    The most difficult part was getting the start and end positions to match.
    Here's the output as swf converted to html via swiffy outcome:
    http://www.parkeston.com/fun/desert/...animation.html

    I've attached the xar if anyones interested.
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    Default Re: Parallax Scrolling

    That is VERY good. All it needs is a Road Runner, beep beep! And thanks for bringing me into the present, re Swiffy... had no idea it existed, interesting to see the extremely awkward shift from Flash to HTML 5 still lurching along. Always enjoyed Xara's simple Flash editor, tried to get them to add basic per-frame sound capability for e-learning, but that never happened... too late now, Adobe's got that market locked up with Captivate.

    I still like Flash, and feel that it is far better than HTML 5 for highly graphical complex user-driven simulations, particularly when Actionscripted with several variables all interacting with each other. Would have been great on iPads, for on-the-job training...
    Author -- 'Drawing for Money' and 'Self-Publishing Secrets', at Jon404.com

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    Default Re: Parallax Scrolling

    Brilliant!
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    Default Re: Parallax Scrolling

    nice one Mr Bramhill
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    Default Re: Parallax Scrolling

    Thank's Gary/Jon/Handrawn

    I've developed this a bit more to try to get 2 swiffy files play one above the other and it works excellently.

    See here:
    http://www.parkeston.com/fun/desert/...-combined2.htm

    I'll attach the two additional xar files used to create the animation.
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    Egg

    Intel i7 - 4790K Quad Core + 16GB Ram + 232 GB SSD + 250 GB SSD portable drive
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    Default Re: Parallax Scrolling

    Tipping my hat too. Neat.
    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: occasionally serviced XDPX, purposely unserviced XDPX12 & XDPX11 (32/64-bit), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7 and lots of 'permanently-owned' licences back through time (to CC's Artworks)

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    Default Re: Parallax Scrolling

    Very neat. Running on my iPad with no problems. Now... I suppose the dragonfly layer could be user selectable? Dragonfly, or road-runner, etc, etc?

    Also, remembering when I made Flash pieces using Xara, that I could put buttons here and there to jump the user to different frames. Does Swiffy translate that at all?

    In any case, what you are showing so far is fascinating... the movement at different speeds in the parallax example... and now the independent overlay. Walt Disney would have loved it!
    Author -- 'Drawing for Money' and 'Self-Publishing Secrets', at Jon404.com

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    Default Re: Parallax Scrolling

    Cheers Acorn & John,

    It's great to see it works on all devices too. It runs a very slow on my mobile but I don't know what that's down to. Memory, CPU, Graphics Card? But you can view it on your device by scanning this QR Code.
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    Default Re: Parallax Scrolling

    Just took a quick look at the Google Swiffy site... says that it now supports Flash with Actionscript 3.0 ... if this proves out, it would allow complex multivariable simulations to run ANYWHERE. Like on this iPad. Too good to be true? Will dig out some old Flash pieces and see. As for WD 10, is this something that Xara could build in as a feature, to sort of automate for the crafter and scrapbooker market?
    Author -- 'Drawing for Money' and 'Self-Publishing Secrets', at Jon404.com

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    Default Re: Parallax Scrolling

    Hi Jon,

    I can't honestly answer your questions as I only have Flash 8. Since Adobe took over Macromedia Flash the upgrades became far to expensive

    But Swiffy is GOOD. It works with most Xara created swf's but it does baulk at Flash made AS2 generated files. Whether it's better with Flash made AS3 files you'll need to advise me
    Egg

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