8 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 2:49 PM by MichiHenning
Peter Inova1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm doing a textbook all about images. I want to compare A/B/C images in place on the page with just a simple cut between them. And as I compose the page, that's just what it looks like.

 

But then I take the eBook to my New iPad and the transitions are not what I saw. They're a "too-clever-by-half" useless slide-the-new-picture-in-from-the-left" transition.

 

How do I get images to simply change without all that bogus fru-fru?


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 6 GB RAM
  • 1. Re: Still Image Transitions
    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Try making slideshows in Keynote and then adding those to the Keynote widget.

  • 2. Re: Still Image Transitions
    Donny Claxton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    KT, was trying to find a way to directly email you, but you're well insulated.

     

    I'm working on a big, big project and wanted to know if you could point me on to a few tips. 

     

    Could you follow me on twitter at @ClaxtonCreative so I can send an email addy?  Or just send me a message to DonaldClaxton At me dot .....

     

    Donny

  • 3. Re: Still Image Transitions
    Peter Inova1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the work-around.

     

    It just seems strange that something so Very Fundamental would be completely non-addressed in the main Authoring Software for textbooks.

     

    None of the sample textbooks seem to work with the crummy default transition.

     

    Is there a source of clarity on using iBooks Author to best advantage?

  • 4. Re: Still Image Transitions
    Donny Claxton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I reminded my team of developers just this morning that what we are doing is so very new, it'd not be too much of a stretch to say that the number of people in the world having conversations like ours could probably be counted on one's appendages. 

     

    We are working through some 3-D developments that are going to be pretty cool when we release 2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya next month.  It will be the only interactive book on the iPad about the 2012 meme and whether or not we're all going to die on Dec. 21, 2012!  In it, we will have videos of 14 of the world's top Mayanist scholars, 3-D animations, and other cool stuff.

     

    We've created a page on my business site:http://claxtoncreative.com/2012/iba-resources/ where I'm beginning to list resources and thought leaders as I find them. 

     

    In the past 24 hours, I've also found http://www.ibook-widgets.com/signup/ that will be launching in June. 

     

    We are the self-appointed leaders in this arena.  That's good and bad.  KT is as brilliant, even better, as being able to read an online manual would be, so if you ask him the right technical question, you'll likely get an answer in short order. 

     

    Anything we can do to help you, too, please let me know.  Follow & DM me on Twitter and we can exchange more direct information to help each other out.

     

    --Donny

  • 5. Re: Still Image Transitions
    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Donny:

     

    You get me here for free - speak up if you have a specific proposal otherwise, thanks.

     

    Ken

  • 6. Re: Still Image Transitions
    MichiHenning Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)

    Donny Claxton wrote:

     

    we release 2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya next month.

    Your sales period could potentially be very short

     

    Michi.

  • 7. Re: Still Image Transitions
    Donny Claxton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    We're praying our 14 Mayan scholars are correct.  If they're not, it won't matter, right?!?!?! 

  • 8. Re: Still Image Transitions
    MichiHenning Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)

    Donny Claxton wrote:

     

    We're praying our 14 Mayan scholars are correct.  If they're not, it won't matter, right?!?!?! 

    Sound reasoning!

     

    Michi.