Zooming in

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Zooming in

Unread post by Mark Wilsdorf » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:42 pm

Just getting started looking a HX; trying to wrap my head around a couple things.

OK, so I believe I understand zoom effects as slide transitions, but my specific question is this: Let's say I have a slide of a large screenshot, and want to zoom in to focus on just part of the screenshot. How do I do that? By adding a separate slide which is a zoomed-in version of the first one? Or is there a way for HX to do the zooming in for me...for example, as an animation that begins 1s after the slide shows?

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Re: Zooming in

Unread post by Tim Green » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:17 am

Hi Marc,

For a zoom effect you need to insert a slide on top of a slide. The size, position and orientation of the slide defines how the zoom will happen.

To understand this, you need to know that an Xplain is actually a single large HTML page viewed through a small window referred to as the viewport. Transitions between slides are effected by moving the page behind the viewport. Similarly, zooms and rotations by scaling and rotating the page behind the viewport. The targets for transitions like this are the "slides".
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Re: Zooming in

Unread post by Mark Wilsdorf » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:08 pm

Ah...now I understand Example 03.

Thanks for the answer on this, and the Shapes question.

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