Carousel2.fwaction (2013-03-02) (Downloaded 936 times)
Compatible: Pro 5, Pro 5.5, and Pro 6
Author: Walter Davis
This is a complete re-write of Carousel, designed to stand alone and cooperate with Protaculous 2. By popular demand, you can now create “infinite” carousel animations, which appear to wrap around rather than zipping back to the start.
If you have used Carousel2 in the past (pre Freeway 7) to animate in-flow (or inline) graphic boxes, then this construction will fail in Freeway 7 and above. The reason has to do with a fundamental change in Freeway (for the better) toward a simpler HTML construction. Unfortunately the solution to this is a little convoluted (until I update the Action to accommodate this).
For each Graphic Box in your carousel, follow these steps:
Either of these approaches will work around the issue of Freeway 7’s improved HTML structure, and your page will behave the way you expect. Yes, these are more complex directions than you may be used to, but until the Action can be updated, please follow them to avoid frustration.
The following Actions are included in this one file:
Draw an HTML box where you want your effect to appear. Either double-click inside of it and build your first pane using inline layout techniques, or draw nested elements within the first pane (click once on the pane so its handles are showing before drawing each element within it). Duplicate this box, then apply the Carousel 2 Action to the original.
Apply Carousel 2 Pane to the duplicate box, and choose the first box in the Target picker. Modify the contents to become the second pane of your animation. Duplicate this second pane (and modify each copy) enough times to complete your effect.
Carousel 2 Tab (and Carousel 2 Text Tab) may be used to create links to specific panes of the animation. When these are clicked, the (optional) auto-animation will stop and the carousel will turn to show the chosen pane.
Carousel 2 Button and Carousel 2 Text Button may be used to create “previous” and “next” buttons.