What's new in Radi v0.5.4
You can now create timeline events. They are events that can be attached to specific frames on the timeline. In the interface, timeline events are shown just above the layers. Here's what it looks like:
You can use timeline events to create dynamic operations without scripting. Currently, timeline events can be used to play and pause the timeline, to jump to another frame, and to animate the opacity of elements within the page:
These element animations are implemented in the web browser using the CSS animation features of the very popular (and genuinely excellent!) JQuery library. Currently only opacity can be animated, but of course I'm hoping to support other kinds of CSS properties soon.
The idea is that timeline events will make it much easier to create dynamic animations, for example subpages that need to fade and animate in and out of view. Because timeline events are a separate concept from the regular keyframes, you can focus on using keyframe animation for the stuff where it really makes sense, and include dynamic element animations using the more 'high-level' interface allowed by timeline events.
The Hokusai's horse interactive sample has been updated to use timeline events to animate the "footer" text box below the horse animation. You can find this updated sample document on the Downloads page.
Added Preview in Browser feature in the toolbar. This function publishes the document to a temporary folder and opens it in your default web browser.
To ensure fast publishing of the preview, only the first frame of any video is published.
Fixed bugs in publishing keyframe animations.
Looking for more? Each Radi version tends to focus on slightly different features. The last update was more about video improvements. In case you missed what happened in the previous update, check it out:
What's new in Radi 0.5.3
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